Spirituality for Today – March 2009 – Volume 13, Issue 8

A Prayer for the Elderly

A stained glass window that shows Jesus healing a sick man

My God and my Father,
from my experience of life,
I know you are a loving Father
who cares for your children,
your sons and daughters,
in a loving way.
I have turned to you
in good times and in bad,
and you have always been there
to enfold me in your loving embrace.

I now turn to you, my loving Father
as I grow old.
You are the fountain of all wisdom,
and therefore, you know my needs
before I ask and you understand my
ignorance in even asking.
I find that I am beset
with the weaknesses of age.
And so I turn again to you
and ask that in your loving care
you have compassion on my weaknesses,
and grant me those things,
which in my unworthiness and blindness,
I dare not and cannot ask for.
My God, and most especially my Father,
I ask this of you
through the worthiness of your Son
and my Brother and Lord
now and forever.