Mary Philips (on right) and her sister. Mary Philips is one of 25 widows in Nigeria who received training and financial support to help start a microbusiness to provide for their families.
Mary Philips (on right) and her sister. Mary Philips is one of 25 widows in Nigeria who received training and financial support to help start a microbusiness to provide for their families.
Oct. 02, 2015 | Nigeria

Pray for 25 Widows Starting Small Businesses

[453] prayers in [24] nations have been posted for 25 Widows.

Attacks on Christians in Nigeria have left hundreds of widows with no way of supporting their families. VOM is providing 25 widows in Yobe state, Nigeria, with training and financial support to begin small businesses, after Boko Haram attacked their village. At a recent meeting with the widows, a VOM worker prayed for them, noting that the funds to start the small businesses come from Christians around the world. Many of the widows shared their gratitude, including Mary Philips who said, "The Lord has come to our rescue."

Write your own prayer for 25 Widows

  • Jehovah El Roi, the God Who sees, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You that You see Nigerian widows, their faith, their faithfulness. We ask for a hedge of protection on them, blessings on their microbusinesses and angels directly from heaven to minister to her. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, please bring comfort and truth to the hearts of all these widows who have been hurt due to these wicked attacks. Thank you for VOM and increase this ministry to help them financially so that they can provide for their families. Let Jesus be glorified as they mourn their dead and find the love of JESUS. Please protect and sustain them.
    Kathy G - USA
  • I ask God to make true the words spoken by Paul in 2 Thess 3, "that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.”
    Linda D - Korea, South
  • Praying
    Carla M - USA
  • Thank you O God for helping these, your daughters there in Nigeria. Bless them as they continue walking with you Lord. Proect them from the evil ones and save the souls of these men. Pam F - USA
    Pamela F - USA
  • Thank You For coming to Mary Philips rescue there in Nigeria. Thank you for making a way for her to support her family!! Continue to bless her mind & business many times over. Bless the other widows as well with the support they need. Protect them all and give them Your peace. Help them all to trust you and rely on you for what they need. Amen!!!
    Deidre S - USA
  • Holy spirit be with these families that are having enough strength to start a business
    Juniper B - USA
  • Holy Spirit be present to these widows to comfort and give wisdom and courage as they recover and start their businesses. Jesus, provide for them in their daily life. Be near to them in the decisions they must make.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Gracious Savior, please protect these 25 widows as they are running these new businesses. Bless the work of their hands, and may they grow ever closer to You. Protect their families through out all of this. May they trust in You wholly. We love You, Lord. In Jesus' Name, amen.
    Abigail M - USA
  • Lord Jesus, thank that You for bringing in VOM into the lives of the widows in Nigeria. We pray for the success of any business ventures they may enter into and may they also prosper spiritually as they prosper in business. May the work of VOM also prosper the world over-amen
    Lovemore N - Zimbabwe
  • Father, please be with these widows and their children as they try to make living for themselves. Lord, let their businesses would prosper. Give them skills, give them wisdom, and give them knowledge on how to make successful businesses. Comfort and encourage them. Keep them safe. Fill them with Your joy. Father, be their defense and shield!
    Roma K - USA
  • Thank you Father for your Love, mercy and protection for these ladies widows as they provide for their families through the faithful giving of Chrirstians all over the world. I pray that their business will grow tremendously providing for their needs. That they will always remember that it all comes from you. Also give them comfort and joy. Amen
    Isabel S - USA
  • Lord, we pray for the success of this project training and equipping these widows to provide for their families. We pray that they will feel the love and support of their brothers and sisters in Christ worldwide. Comfort their children and provide for them as well. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
    Dr and Mrs J William D - USA
  • Lord, I love to see the joy in these women's faces that You have put there. Bless them and their businesses so that they are even more blessed than they were before. Thank You for healing them in the loss of their loved ones as YOu surround them with Your healing, encouraging people. Continue to release the funds as YOu move on hearts. Amen.
    Lisa T - USA
  • Lord, comfort these widows and provide for their financial needs. Let their business prosper. Give them the knowledge they need to make their business a success. Let others realize that they have been taken care of by the living God and let more people come to a saving knowledge of you and be saved.
    JEAN H - USA
  • I pray for the twenty five Nigerians starting small business with the help of VOM. Please help them and the volunteers and thank you for their courageous witness.
    Charles G - USA
  • Than You Lord for coming to rescue your daughters!
    Martha S - USA
  • Father, I thank You that Your Word says that You look after the fatherless and the widows; thank you for providing for these 25 widows with training and financial support to begin small businesses. Lord, I pray that You would bless their businesses that You be Jehovah Jirah to them. That You would also protect these widows. In Jesus Name.
    Anne S - USA
  • Father God, I ask your protection over these 25 women and their families, and I ask that you would prosper them in finances and in spirit. Please multiply their funds and resources. Allow them through their businesses to minister your Word that many would come to you and be saved. In Jesus holy name, Amen!
    Edie D - USA
  • Lord, thank you for coming to the rescue. You're the greatest!! Please continue to support and provide for all of these widows and their families and allow more and more people to be a part of your kingdom work. After all, no one can out give you! Amen
    caroline c - USA
  • Dear Father God in heaven hallowed be thy name. this is just another example of your prophecy coming true that all Christians would be persecuted in the last days. just hold these families under your wing Father in Jesus name your son our savior as you said if we lose our life in Jesus name we will receive a crown of life in heaven. in Jesus name amen
    Bill E - USA
  • Lord thank you for the provisions you have already made to give these precious women hope and a new start after suffering horrifically at the hands of Boko Haram. Please protect them father, give them healing from their losses. Please give them wisdom to do what they must to move forward.
    Laura F - USA
  • Yes dear ladies, the Lord has indeed come to your rescue and I am convinced that he will continue to do so; because his Word says that he will never leave you or forsake you. He trades your weakness for the strength of his Holy Spirit who will pray for you and and lead you in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    paula a - USA
  • Yes Ladies, the Lord has come to your rescue and I am convinced that he will continue to do so. He never leaves or forsakes us and he exchanges our weakness for his strength. So be encouraged in heart that you have him as well as each other, even in the midst of persecution.
    paula a - USA
  • Jesus help the widows and orphans in Jesus name. Amen
    Reatha G - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray that You give these women success and the ability to provide for their families and themselves. Protect their businesses from book haram and those that would hope hurt them in any way. In Jesus name, Amen
    Jason H - USA
  • LORD, You protect the widows and orphans and frustrate the plans of the wicked! LORD, thank You for these beautifulstrong women who follow the true King! LORD, continue to prosper them, drawing them closer under Your wings. Protect them from the schemes of the enemy, bless them in abundance! Forgive those who persecute and live in darkness. AMEN AMEN
    Jeri Kay M - USA
  • Oh Lord, you are our Rescuer! May these precious widows experience your help as they work to support their families. Grant their businesses success, and give them the wisdom and problem-solving abilities they need, even while you heal their broken hearts over the loss of loved ones. May they feel the love of brothers and sisters around the world.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thank You Father for the opportunity for these widows to be trained. May they learn well and be successful in all they do. We pray that they will continue to share their gratitude and the gospel as You bless them with their own small businesses. Thank You for those who supported this mission. Please bless them and stir in them continued ventures.
    Jerrilene S - USA
  • My Lord,
    These precious women are in your mighty hands. Bless them in a mighty way God. Give them favor in all they do so that they may bless others. Lord give us a burdened heart for those less financially favored and give us a generous spirit toward them. You are our provider and our PROVISION. WOW!!
    Lori C - USA
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