March Prayer Madness Day 18
You are not to abuse any widow or orphan. If you do abuse them in any way, and they cry to me, I will certainly heed their cry. My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword – your own wives will be widows and your own children fatherless. ~~ Exodus 22: 2-24
Adonai watches over strangers, he sustains the fatherless and widows; but the way of the wicked he twists. ~~ Psalms 146: 9
Show respect to widows who are really in need. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, first let them learn to do their religious duty to their own family and thus repay some of the debt they owe their forebears, for this is what is acceptable in the sight of God. Now the widow who is really in need, the one who has been left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in petitions and prayers night and day. But the one who is self-indulgent is already dead, even though she lives. ~~ I Timothy 5: 3-6
Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we pray for overflowing provision and blessings on all the widows and orphans in this world. Let Your love pour forth on them and in them, so that Your name is praised. Comfort the widows and provide for their needs. Let them not be lonely or live in despair. Give them an extra measure of Your presence so they will live in Your peace. Help the orphans and allow them to see how greatly You, their Creator and Sustainer, love them — even more than an earthly father could. Teach them how to walk in Your ways and live in Your joy. Bring Your people to the assistance of the widows and orphans, so that they will see and experience Your love.