The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.
In many countries widows are denied basic rights, suffer physical/verbal abuse, shame, poverty, and sometimes death.
“In some parts of eastern DRC, around 50% of women are widows.”
— “International Widows’ Day: Background.” un.org. 23 Jun. 2011. Web. 05 Mar. 2014.
Every two seconds, a child becomes an orphan.
— “Statistics on Abandoned Children.” internationalstreetkids.com. 2014. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.
These links may change occasionally to make room for more current or relevant information.
Personal website of one family's ongoing story of adoption
I am not personally involved in all the ministries and organizations listed below. I am merely listing known possibilities within a limited framework of credentials. Please do your own research.
"... a global nonprofit family preservation and child welfare organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. "
"To demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ by bringing orphans and abandoned children into secure families, schools, and communities"
Excellent resources and foundation for wholistic orphan care
"Bringing the Fatherhood of God to the fatherless"...multi-ministry approach
Great resource for what orphan care looks like in a practical way and how to get involved from where you are.