Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, thank you for the joy received from grandparents. For some of us, that blessing is just a good memory. For others, it is an experience now being enjoyed.
Direct me to be kind to and appreciate all seniors and grandparents, especially those who demonstrate and live Psalm 71:5. “For you are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.”
As an older person and/or a grandparent, show me how I can be a good example to my grandchildren and the younger generation. May the consistency of Your faithful grace to me be an encouragement to them as they look ahead to their future. “My grace is sufficient for you…” 2 Corinthians 12:9.
As I face the last season of life, direct me to recognize that You have been my constant help in the past and that I need You now more than ever. Thank you that Proverbs 3:5-6 applies in all seasons of life. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Show me how my service for You may have to change because of age. Remind me that some of the most influential and powerful Christians serving God in history have been older people with physical limitations. They shared their Godly experiences of the past with the young and used intercessory prayer to bring inexperienced youth to the throne of grace.
Make Psalm 71:18 true of me. “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.”
I bring this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.