Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Women of Prayer Simulstudy: Day 4

At first glance, we may not share much in common with Hagar, an Egyptian slave-turned-concubine whose son fathered a nation. However, though our circumstances may be vastly different, she experienced many of the same situations and emotions we deal with today. Let’s study Hagar’s story and see how it relates to us personally.

Hagar in Scripture

Study Hagar’s story using reference resources.

If you have a study Bible, look up Genesis 16 and 21. Read each study note on the bottom or side of the pages. If they reference other passages, read those as well.

If you have a Bible commentary, look up the passages to see what that commentator says. You can also find free Bible commentaries online.

Use an online source (such as Bible Hub) to find sermons about Hagar. Read a sermon or two about her.

Listen to my All God’s Women podcast episodes or read my blog posts about Hagar.

Search on your favorite podcast platform to find other podcast episodes about Hagar.

Do a Pinterest search for blogs and other resources about Hagar.


God uses His word to speak to us in a personal manner. What is God saying to you through Hagar’s story?

  1. What is the significance of Hagar’s story in the Bible?
  2. How are you like Hagar?
  3. What can you learn from Hagar?
  4. What does Hagar teach us about prayer?


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

Memory Passage

Can you see Psalms 139:1-2 by memory yet? If not, keep working on it.

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)


Thank God for always seeing you and always being there for you.

Join the Discussion

Did you learn something new today about Hagar? How are you like Hagar? 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.

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