They say the older you are, the more set in your ways you will be. We tend to say this when speaking of the elderly because they have different habits and mannerisms. Sure, some might be more short-tempered and stubborn, but they have been on this earth longer than us and lived a very different life.
I pray that we do not look at them as if they were a burden but possibly a source of wisdom. They have been there and done that, after all. May we not disregard them because they are “out of touch” but instead try and see things their way. May we respect them and genuinely do our best to protect and help them. We have the energy they once had and should use it for their benefit, as we hope someone would do for us if we reach old age.
“Lord, today I pray for the elderly people in our church and our communities. I pray you give them strength for the day-to-day challenges they may face. I pray you provide them with health. May you surround them with loving and caring people who can help in any way they need. May we not help them begrudgingly but with cheerful hearts. I pray we build better relationships and learn from their experiences. I thank you for them; I ask that you bless them, in Jesus’ name, amen.”
“Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.”Timothy 5:1-2
SDG – “Soli Deo Gloria”