Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Women of Prayer Simulstudy: Day 7

Miriam was the first Bible woman named as a prophet. Being a prophet meant God spoke directly to her and through her. Because she was already called a prophetess when the Hebrews made their way out of Egypt, we can assume she’d been leading other women for quite some time. Miriam was the first women’s ministry director and even had her own women’s praise team.

Let’s put Miriam’s story in context.

Miriam in Scripture

Read Exodus 15:20–21 and Numbers 20:1.

Additional reading: Genesis 16; 17:1–7.


As you put Miriam’s story in context, what questions come to your mind?

  1. What influence did she have on other women?
  2. What miracles did Miriam witness?
  3. Why might Miriam have felt superior to Moses?
  4. What motivated Miriam’s actions?


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

Memory Passage

Write out Ephesians 4:29 on an index card. Tape it to your fridge or anywhere else you’ll see it throughout the day. Each time you pass it, read it aloud.

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 

(Ephesians 4:29)


Thank God for blessings in your life.

Join the Discussion

Did you learn something new today about Miriam? 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.
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Women of Prayer Simulstudy Day 7: Miriam's Story in Context

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