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Why should you Stand in the Gap for the widows in your community?


  1. We are called to serve as protectors of widows (Psalms 68:5)

  2. We are to honor widows (1 Timothy 5:3)

  3. We are to look after widows in their distress ( James 1:27).

The Bible mentions the widow 76 times, it commands us to “plead for the widow”.  Too often, the perception is that once a funeral is over and a widow seems to have regained normalcy in her life, no need exists for her care.  Nothing can be further from the truth. Many churches have great women’s ministries, but when you’ve lost your spouse, you need other widows. No one understands like someone who has been through the same loss.

73% of widows told us their church did not have a widow ministry

50% of widows leave the church they attended with their husband

17% of widows search for a church home with a widow ministry

33% of widows are clinically depressed

How are you going to "plead for the widows" in your community?

Stand in the Gap for Widows is coast-to-coast, and now international! Our widows toolkit provides resources to help your church start, grow, and sustain widows ministry within the context of your church and community. It contains ministry guides and practical documents for reaching widows both spiritually and practical ways. We would love to partner with you!

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