The Prayer Of The Elderly Christian

O Lord my God, You have been my strength and my stay throughout my life. You alone are righteous and good, gracious and long-suffering towards the children of men. Keep me Lord, under the protection of Your love and listen to my cry, for You alone are my strength and my stay. You alone have the words of eternal life.

You have protected my life from destruction and brought me into Your overflowing banqueting hall and Your banner over me is love. I will praise Your name as long as I live, for You have been my strong Defender, my Shield and Buckler and the Rock of my salvation, and I love You Lord.

Let me proclaim the glories of Your name as long as I live. All day long, let me proclaim Your loving-kindness and tender mercies, which are new every morning, for You are my Saviour and Redeemer and great is Your faithfulness. You have been with me through my youth and proved that You will never leave me nor forsake me. Now that I am old and feeble, my hope and trust remains in You. Protect me from those that would seek my life to harm me, and keep me under the shadow of Your wing, regard me as the apple of Your eye.

O Lord, in You alone I put my hope and I will praise You more and more with each passing day. I will tell of Your goodness and grace to my children and grandchildren, so that for generations to come Your name will be lifted up. And may the voices of my offspring sing praises to the glory of Your name.

My life is in Your hands and the joy of the Lord has been my strength throughout all the days of my life. My trust is in the Lord my God. My hope is built on nothing less that Jesus Christ and His righteousness. Praise Your glorious name for ever and ever,