Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Women of Prayer Simulstudy: Day 2

Continuing with our Women of Prayer Simulstudy, today we look at Hagar’s story in context. Let’s look at her backstory. What led to her meeting with God in the wilderness?

Hagar in Scripture

Read Hagar’s backstory in Genesis 12:1–20; 15:1–21

For additional study, read Genesis 17:1–27; 18:1–15

As you read, underline or highlight verses that jump out at you and/or take notes in a journal. Also, as you read, jot down any questions you might want to look up later or that you’d like to discuss with other women.


What questions jumped out at you as you read? Here are some questions to consider.

  1. How old was Abraham when he brought Sarah and Lot to the Promised Land?
  2. Why did Pharaoh give livestock and servants to Abraham?
  3. What idea of God might Hagar have had based on what she witnessed in the life of Abraham and Sarah?


Listen to today’s All God’s Women podcast episode about Hagar’s story.

Click on the link below to listen or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

Memory Passage

Write Psalm 139:1–2 on an index card. Tape the card on your bathroom mirror or somewhere else where you’ll see it throughout the day.

O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

(Ps. 139:1–2)


Pray that God will direct your paths and keep you from making unwise decisions.

Join the Discussion

Did you learn something new today about Hagar’s backstory? What was your takeaway? Head on over to the All God’s Women Bible Study group on Facebook and share your thoughts. We can all learn from the insights from others.

Go Further in Your Study

The Women of Prayer Simulstudy is based on the Women of Prayer Bible study.
To take your study to the next level, purchase your copy of Women of Prayer, available in paperback, hardback, and ebook.

Women of Prayer Simulstudy Day 2
Hagar: Story in Context

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