A reflection on loneliness

Reflections for the day

Matthew 25:31-46

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, …

Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with him who alone can deliver us from solitude.

Georges Lefevre


A reflection on loneliness

Heavenly Father,

We are able to see in a way that is clear that the elderly feel an isolation for much of the time. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some who are elderly the feeling of being needed is no longer there. We are able to see in a way that is clear that for some a feeling of loneliness can be contributed to transport that is unavailable, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some there is a fear of going out on an evening. We are able to see in a way that is clear that a health that is poor will have an impact upon another who is elderly, and that a health that is poor will often mean some will be unable to feel included within a community.

Heavenly Father, there are a number of provisions in place to support another who is elderly, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that for some a knowledge of a provision is one that is unknown to a self.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we uphold to you a campaign raised by another known to all as Esther Rantzen, and we ask you to bless the work of Esther Rantzen for what is described as a campaign called “Silver Line”, and we ask you to provide a number of opportunities before all to enable another who is elderly to be befriended, and to enable another who is elderly to seek out a service that exists.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are times when another feels an isolation, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that another may be what is described as homeless, and may be what is described as disabled, and may be what is described as another who has a learning difficulty.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge your desire is for all Mankind to feel wanted, to feel needed, and to feel included within a family, and within a circle of friends, and within a community. We acknowledge that there is a need to have a relationship that is right with you, and a relationship that is right with another. We acknowledge that a right relationship is one that expresses a love, and expresses a care for another. We acknowledge that your Scriptures teach all Mankind to be caring to another, and to commit a self to another at all times. We acknowledge that there is a need to have a concern for all who have been marginalised, and for all who have been excluded.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we ask Mankind to reflect carefully upon the care of the elderly. Much has been said in the media about the care of the elderly, and some of what has been described has been of a lack of care of the elderly. Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that Mankind will have more compassion for the elderly, and we ask you to provide a number of opportunities before many so that the elderly can be nurtured, and so that the elderly can be cared for in a way that is fitting.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that a love for you is one that fills a heart, and is one that fills a mind, and is one that fills a soul, and is one that  fills a strength. We acknowledge that your love for all Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that your love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that your love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that your love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. Heavenly Father, your love for Mankind is one that allows your love to overspill into a relationship, and is a love that allows all to love our neighbour. Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that at a time in the future many will desire to turn to you, and many will desire to experience a love that is yours that is there for all.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to yourself, Our Heavenly Father, all that has been said in the name of yourself, Our Heavenly Father, and in the name of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with your Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and is, and was, and always will be, the most supreme, and the most absolute power and being, that advocates for all who are of this world that we live in, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.

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Posted on March 16, 2012, in loneliness, putting others first, The needs of our family and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Daphne Williams

    Unfortunately, the family unity of years ago has vanished for many of our elderly. Their children move away and links are not easy. Some elderly have not had children and are even more lonely. I discovered, when I was widowed, that people do not come to you. It is essential that you join clubs or associations which help fill the days and allow you to communicate. Life is hectic for the younger generation and they appear to be unaware of the problems of the frail elderly who are like prisoners in their own homes. Lord, please send the message to professionals and carers that kindly words mean a lot and managers should allow time for comforting conversation and deeds to take place.

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    • We hope that you are able to follow us now in the way that is intended as our aim is for all to deepen their understanding and to deepen their faith in Our Heavenly Father.

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