do you hear your people cry?
do not abandon us to the legions of evil.
we will pursue it with strength and righteousness.
ensnared by its seductive power.
struggling to hold on to the vision of a world redeemed,
and the children of Abraham's concubine and the mother of Ishmael, the patriarch of Islam. In the book of Genesis, when Sarah cannot conceive, she suggests that Abraham takeher servant Hagar as a concubine in order to conceive a child, which she promptly does. Feeling threatened by Hagar and her child, Sarah convinces Abraham to banish them from their home. God saves Hagar and Ishmael from dying in the desert. will finally live in peace.