Dear Lord, the march of time is become increasingly evident in my face and body, it is sometimes hard to accept that one is getting older and losing ones youthful bloom. Lord I know that the things of this world are vanity and yet I also know You created women with an inner desire to be beautiful. And yet I know that Your word clearly says that it is the woman that fears the Lord that shall be praised, for she shall be endowed with a special beauty that only comes from You.
Keep me Lord from foolishly wishing that I could regain my youth but rather help me to rejoice in my advancing years and allow the beauty of the Lord Jesus to shine through all I say and all I do. Help me to grow in grace and in knowledge of the Him so that my actions and attitudes are a reflection of His loveliness.
Thank You Lord that my citizenship is in heaven and that the day is coming when each one of us will cast of our old bodies like a garment and be clothed in the glorified body that You have promised to all that love and trust You as Saviour. In the meantime may I glorify You in my body, soul and spirit, knowing that this old body is a temple of the Holy Spirit – what condescension and grace that You should come to dwell in me – praise the Lord O my sould and all that is within me praise His holy name,