Daily Bible Reading
- Day 1: 1 Samuel 1:1-28
- Day 2: 1 Samuel 2:1-36
- Day 3: 1 Samuel 3:1-21
- Day 4: 1 Samuel 4:1-22
- Day 5: 1 Samuel 5:1-12
Group Bible Study
Week 26: 1 Samuel 1:3-20 (Hannah Prays for a Son)
- Why was Hannah unwilling to eat and weeping with a sad heart? How long had she been burdened over her barrenness? What made her situation even more unbearable?
- Hannah was so burdened over her barrenness that she went to the Temple and wept and prayed to the Lord (v. 9-10). What is the difference between a prayer request and a prayer burden? How long and how often should we pray for a prayer burden?
- What vow did Hannah make to the Lord as she prayer over her burden? As Hannah “poured out her soul” to God, what mistake did Eli the priest make regarding her? What word of assurance did Eli give her? How did Hannah respond to Eli’s promise?
- Read Luke 18:1-8. How is Hannah like the “persistent widow” in Jesus’ parable? What important lessons on prayer can we learn from Hannah and the persistent widow?
- Why do you think God chooses to do some miracles only in response to the persistent prayers of His people? What relationship does persistent prayer have to our faith?
- Can you share about a time when you have persistently poured out your soul to God over a prayer burden? How has God answered this prayer?
- Every week our D-Group prays for revival and spiritual awakening in our land. Why is it important for this to be a persistent prayer burden for all believers?
- Let’s pray today that God will give all of His people a persistent prayer burden for revival and spiritual awakening in our land.