Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Women of Prayer Simulstudy: Day 5

Now that we’ve studied Hagar, let’s compare her interaction with God to a New Testament woman in a similar situation. Though Hagar was only worried that her son was going to die, the widow of Nain’s son was already dead when God came to her. We’re all familiar with Lazarus’s resurrection, but before Lazarus, Jesus restored to life an unnamed son of an obscure widow woman.

Widow of Nain in Scripture

Read the story of the Widow of Nain in Luke 7:11–18.


Let’s compare and contrast Hagar and the widow of Nain.

  1. How are Hagar and the widow of Nain alike?
  2. What was the widow doing when Jesus approached her?
  3. What did Jesus tell her to do?
  4. What does the widow of Nain’s story teach us about prayer?


Listen to today’s All God’s Women podcast episode about the widow of Nain.

Memory Passage

Share Psalms 139:1-2 with others. See how often you can fit it into conversation.

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)


Ask God to open your eyes to lessons you can learn from Hagar and the widow of Nain.

Join the Discussion

Did you learn something new today about the widow of Nain? What was your takeaway? How was she like Hagar? How was she different? 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 5

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