Prayer For Elderly In Nursing Home
Gracious Heavenly Father, You are our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble and we bring before You the elderly men and women who have come to the twilight years of their lives, facing physical, mental or spiritual suffering.
Lord, for those that are Your children, we pray that You will be very close to each one and that You would give them the sufficiency of Your strength to endure the bodily pain or anguish of heart that they may be facing, as good and faithful soldiers and servants of Christ. Giving them courage to endure, knowing that there is a crown of rejoicing that awaits them at the appearance of their Lord and Saviour, when He appears at His coming.
But Lord, we know that there are many that do not know You, and whatever physical and mental pain and suffering they are going through, is nothing compared with the spiritual pain of not knowing the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and Redeemer. Draw close to all elderly people who are unsaved, and bring many of them into a saving faith in the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray,
Loving Father, You have been my Rock in times of trouble, my Peace in times of distress and my Shelter from the storms of life. But Lord, as I advance in years I find I am becoming weary and worn-down with life in general, and I need You to be my good and gracious Shepherd, as my steps are slowing down to a shuffle and my health is showing signs of fatigue. Carry me on Your shoulder, my Saviour, and let me rest quietly in the crook of Your loving arms. Give me strength to face each day, for new every morning is Your love for me.
Lord, You have been my faithful Friend through so much of my life. You guided me thorough my childhood and were there during those days of carefree youth. You were with me as I entered into the joys and woes of marriage and supported me through the frantic years of parenthood. And now in the twilight years of my life, I am so thankful that You are my precious Saviour Who loved me so much that You took the punishment on the cruel cross that I rightly deserved. How can I ever thank You enough, my Lord and my God.
Visit me I pray, in my advancing years, and nourish me as I turn each day to Your precious Word for my daily sustenance. I love You Lord, and although I long to be with You and see You face to face, while-ever there is breath in my body, may I be used as a channel through whom Your love flows out to others. Thank You, Father, that I may come boldly to Your throne of grace, in and through the wonderful name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,
Dear Lord God, how I thank You for my parents Who have been such a wonderful support to me throughout the whole my life. They taught me of You from being a child, and I cannot thank You enough for placing me in a family that knows and loves You.
Father, they are now elderly and becoming infirm, and increasingly they are both struggling to carry out the simplest of tasks.
Lord, I pray that I may be given the strength and the ability to care for them both as long as they need my help. I know that this is a mammoth undertaking and of myself I do not have the strength or resources to undertake such a task. And yet, I want to honour my parents and You Lord, by caring for them in their twilight years of their lives.
Help me Father, to tend for them lovingly and wisely and keep them I pray, from the unpleasantries of ill health and from the difficulties of becoming bed-ridden.
Lord, they are both Your children and I pray that Your love will surround them and that Your blessing will pour down in great measure upon each of them, until You take them to be with Yourself. In Jesus' name I pray,
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,
Gracious God, we ask you to bless especially your children who have grown old. When they can no longer care for themselves, send them loving caretakers who appreciate their wisdom and the richness of their experience. Send your angels to keep them safe as long as they live and to lead them home to you when their work is done. Bless the families of the elderly with insight and good judgment. Send your Holy Spirit to help them make wise decisions, and grant them the patience to care for those who once cared for them. We pray in the name of Jesus.
Pray that God would help you to honor your father and your mother all the days of your life (Exodus 20:12). Ask that He would guide you in treating your parents with respect, not rebuking them but encouraging them with a pure heart (I Timothy 5:1-2).
Commit to the Lord your desire to care for your parents in whatever way He desires. Ask Him to help you show godliness to them, returning to them a portion of all they've done for you, for this is pleasing in the sight of God (I Timothy 4:5).
Claim God's promise that He is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). Share with Him your needs in relation to caring for your parents, trusting Him to fully equip you for this good work to which He has called you.
Dear Heavenly Father, parents are a precious gift from You. Thank you for allowing me the joy of having my parents for many decades, that I might enjoy them and learn from them. I pray that you would help them to continue growing in grace and in their relationship with You until the very end of their time here on earth. Please grant me wisdom and strength to care for them in a way that honors them, and honors You. It's in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.
But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge.
Merciful one, may you bless my father, my teacher; and my mother, my teacher, who have made a home for me. May we all be blessed as you blessed my grandparents and great-grandparents in every possible way. That is how we wished to be blessed, everyone together, a complete blessing. Amen.