Prayer When Starting Retirement

Dear Lord Jesus, I have come to an important cross-roads of my life and I know that there are many unknown opportunities in the horizons of my life. I pray that You would take my hand and guide me along the path that You would have me to go.

Thank You, that Your Word has been a lamp to my feet and a light to my path and as I now step out into the unknown, I pray that You would continue to guard and guide the way that I take. Thank You, that You have scheduled every day of my life, including the unknowns in this retirement.

Lord, I pray that this may be a wonderful new beginning for me and not the end of the road, that is so often the case when retirement arrives. Help me to seize every opportunity that arises and to explore the skills and gifts that You have given me, so that they may be used to glorify Your name.

I trust You Lord Jesus, to be with me in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth and pray that I will submit day by day to the leading of Your Spirit and simply rest in Your love, knowing that You are my light and my life, my way and my end. In Jesus' name I pray,