Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise words of Paul to Timothy on the way that we should treat older men and women in our community. As they advance in years. It can be a temptation to dismiss them as unimportant, but Father, each one has a story to tell, and each is a child of the King and important to You. Help me to honour those in our Church community, who are facing difficulties in their advancing years and give me the grace to love them as Christ loved us and gave His life for us - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for friends and family. Thank You for placing us in families, in the home, in our local churches, and in the wider Christian world. Help me to grasp every opportunity to care for those You place in my path - those that are younger who need guidance and encouragement, and those that are older and need loving care and support. Develop in me a godly attitude that fixes my hope on You alone, and I pray that I would develop the privileged habit of drawing close to You, day by day, in entreaties, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings, for You are my God and I love You, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.