Loving Lord we thank You for the thrill of life and all the mercies that You give to each of us day by day, but Lord as we advance in years our bodies begin to lose their strength - our fingers lose their dexterity and our knees begin to tremble. And Lord the time comes all too fast, when we are not able to care for ourselves as we would like to, but have to rely on help from other people to do the basic things of life – like eating and drinking – bathing and generally caring for our homes and ourselves.
Loving Lord – we bring before You all the elderly and infirm... not only those that we know, but all who are facing this stage of their life. Draw those that have never placed their trust in You into a saving relationship with Jesus, and give those that are of the household of faith Your peace that passes understanding in their heart - as they fulfil Your purpose for their lives, in whatever condition or situation they find themselves.
Give grace to those that find it difficult to come to terms with other people caring for them, knowing that Your grace is sufficient - and as they grow older I pray that in Your love and mercy You will draw each one into closer fellowship with Yourself, in Jesus name I pray,