“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Every one of us has either personally been through, or knows someone close to them, who has faced tragedy such as the loss of a spouse or child, long-term illness, or a devastating divorce. When chaos is knocking on the door of our hearts, Jesus desires that we have peace in the midst of our trials and sorrows (John 16:33). As Christians we are called to love one another as Jesus has loved us (John 13:34), to serve one another (Galatians 5:13), to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), and to comfort one another (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). We are exceedingly blessed in these seasons as God is so gracious to pour His love out on us through individuals He has divinely placed in our lives.
However, the LORD is a jealous God (Exodus 34:14) and has commanded that nothing nor anyone should take His place. There comes a time when those who have surrounded us with love and blessed us must return to their lives and responsibilities, while our world as we knew it will never be the same. In these times it is as though the LORD is whispering to our spirit, “Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you (James 4:8)…for I love you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3)… and when you call upon My name, pray to Me, and seek Me with your whole heart, I will listen to you (Jeremiah 29:12-13) and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28)…“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Comfort and Prayer Package
The Comfort and Prayer Package for women offers aid to bring us to the throne of our Heavenly Father, to experience His loving presence, and to be reminded of His faithful promises. Items included:
• Prayer Companion (an individual who is committed to pray for and minister to the recipient on an ongoing basis) • Prayer Shawl * • Praise and Worship Music • Candle • Devotional • Prayer Journal • Embroidered Handkerchief
*We have a Prayer Shawl Ministry that lovingly and prayerfully crochets the shawls; therefore, availability may be dependent upon completion of each shawl.
The Care Packages provided for the children of widows are individually tailored to age and gender but include items such as a faith based book, art supplies, toys, gift cards, etc.
If you would like one of these care packages to minister to a loved one, please complete the "Comfort and Prayer Package Request Form" below. It is our greatest desire that we are able to provide Comfort and Prayer Packages as they are requested for women and the children of widows who are facing difficult circumstances, and we praise God for His provision! We are so very thankful for any and all donations to continue in His work - your support means so much!