A reflection on the elderly

Reflections for the day

Psalm 92:14

They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,

Prayer is the force as real as terrestrial gravity. As a physician, I have seen men, after all other therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. Only in prayer do we achieve that complete and harmonious assembly of body, mind and spirit which gives the frail human reed its unshakable strength.

– Dr. Alexis Carrel

A reflection on the elderly

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world that we live in, and thou hath created all things seen by Mankind, and all things unseen by Mankind. Thou art almighty, and thou art most powerful, and we praise thou, and we glorify thou name on high.

Heavenly Father, thou art a loving Father, and thou art a compassionate Father, and thou loves each and every one of us, and thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that enables all to love thou with all of a heart, and with all of a soul, and with all of a mind, and with all of a strength. Thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy, and thou love for Mankind is one that is not bound by time. Thou love for Mankind is one that overspills into a relationship, and thou love for Mankind is one that enables all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that when many grow old that many have a health which is less than desirable, and we are able to see in a way that is clear there are many  who are able to see that in years ahead there may be a loneliness.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who are more able than another, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are some who despite an age that is considered old are able to do a number of things, and that a number of things that are achieved are ones that are usually achieved by another who is younger. We are able to see in a way that is clear there are some who are elderly who desire to grow closer to thou, and there are some who are able to see in a way that is clear that this is achievable.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we desire that Mankind will reflect carefully upon a relationship with thou, and it is at this time we desire that Mankind will reflect carefully upon a relationship with another, and it is at this time we desire that Mankind is able to see where there is a  need to make a change in a life, and the changes that are needed to be made are ones that are necessary in order to have a relationship with thou.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide all in a daily life, and we ask thou to guide many to grow closer to thou, and we ask thou to guide many to be disciplined in all that is thought, and in all that is said, and in all that is done.

Heavenly Father, we hope and we pray that many will turn toward thou, and we hope and we pray that many will make the changes in a life that are necessary, and we hope and we pray that many will reflect carefully upon a life, and we hope and we pray that many will say sorry for the errors that have been made in a life, and we hope and we pray that many will grow closer to thou.

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

Amen.

You are invited to respond either by way of a comment or a prayer. Any prayers will be posted.


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Posted on May 5, 2012, in hope, loneliness, putting others first, relationships, responsibility, spiritual growth, The elderly, The needs of our family and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. daphnewilliams

    As one grows older, the body slows but, generally, the mind does not. I pray that I am able to remain in thy presence and cope with life as it comes to me in various ways in the future. Amen

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