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Pray for Widows:
many endure lives of poverty and utter hopelessness


Pray for Widows: many endure lives of poverty and utter hopelessness

Shunned. Despised. Unwanted. The life of many widows in Asia looks a lot different compared to those in the West. Precious women are often thought to be the cause of their husbands' deaths, regardless of how he died. The wife and her "sin" are to blame. Because of this, they must live the remainder of their lives paying for it.

There is no comfort for the widowed woman who has lost her life companion. Instead of sympathy she sometimes receives rejection. Her own children will often cast her off and leave her alone. They are not invited to weddings or to any social gatherings. They are simply discarded.

This month we have the honor of lifting up these ladies whom Jesus dearly loves and values. Together, as the Body of Christ, let us pray for these women as though they were our own mothers and sisters. Let's and believe God will do beautiful things in their lives!


Pray for Widows to Know They are Valued

Pray for Widows to Know They are Valued

Imagine if you stepped outside your one-room home and young women fled at the sight of you. They have been taught if they fall under your shadow, they will receive bad luck, ruining their own chances of a happy life. This is the tragic case for many widows in Asia. Not only do they face rejection from society, but they are even feared, and no one wants to talk with them.

In the eyes of Christ, these women are precious and priceless. Let us pray the Lord will show these women they have value in His sight. He knows what it feels like to be despised and rejected. Let us cry out on their behalf, and pray they will find the comfort Jesus alone can bring.


Pray for Young Widows

Pray for Young Widows

Although it is largely illegal, child marriage is still practiced in many areas of Asia. Some widows may only be in their teens, and may be left alone with several children to care for, with no hope of ever remarrying.

Please ask the Lord to bring these women courage and enable them to care for their families. Pray many people in the Church will care for them as we are commissioned in James 1:27.


Pray for Widows’ Financial Provision

Pray for Widows’ Financial Provision

In most parts of Asia when husbands die, the breadwinner is taken from the family. Women now left as widows need to carry on providing for the family—which can mean a variety of bills with no income to pay them with. Some widows work hard from morning to night, simply trying to have another meal for the day and a place to sleep at night.

Please ask the Lord to provide for their needs. His eye is on the sparrow, and He truly cares about these women He has woven together. Pray many people will have compassionate hearts for these women and will not pass them by.


Pray for Gifts to Make an Eternal Impact

Pray for Gifts to Make an Eternal Impact

A pair of chickens or a goat can literally change the life of a widow in need. Not only does this provide food for her family, but it gives her dignity by giving her an income. GFA-supported Christmas gift distribution programs happen all year long, and by God's grace, many women are receiving help.

Let us pray the Lord will use these gifts as tangible reflections of His personal love and care for them.


Pray for Widow’s Ministry

Pray for Widow’s Ministry

Many GFA-supported Women's Fellowship groups, congregations and Sisters of Compassion are serving the widows around them by ministering to their physical and emotional needs. Gifts and practical help go a long way, but a glimpse of God's love is what truly heals their hearts.

Pray the Lord will give grace, wisdom and love to the men and women who minister to these ladies. Pray the Lord will give favor to those serving Him in this way.


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