Heavenly Father, may we revere the elderly. May we be grateful for our location that provides a home with care to live out the end of life. May we honor those caregivers of pure heart that serve these patients each day.
It is said that the job of caregiver to the elderly is ranked one of the most depressing vocations there is. In this light, we must examine ourselves as to why the end of the road, so to speak, is not as valuable as the beginning of life. We have to honestly search within to see if we cannot contribute to the well-being of those that reside in a nursing home facility. Lord, examine us as we deal with the inevitable mortality of these aged ones
We know that in You there is no variance of light. We put our trust in You alone that the good work that You have begun in these loved one's life's will be brought to perfection.
We trust You, Sovereign God that You will care over these beloved one's and watch over them.
We thank You Lord, that wherever one has to reside, Christ Jesus, our Savior still dwells within.
We ask You for stimulation, even adventure, for these beloved residents.
We ask that their lives may not grow stale, or weary.
Grant them purpose and meaning in their life. Be to them as magnificent as the day they first invited You into their heart. For those that yet hold You at arm's length, arise, O God, in this midnight hour, and send to them those people that will proclaim Your name with assurance of eternal life.
Help us to all redeem the time wisely with these loving people. Bless, Lord, as only You can do. Might we be so confident to pray that the same mercy we mete to them be returned to us in our last leg of the journey. We pray in the name of our compassionate Savior, Christ Jesus. Amen