Prayer for Older People
"Lord, Thou knowest I am growing older. Keep me from the idea that I must express
myself on every subject. Release me from the craving to meddle in everyone's affairs.
Keep my tongue from the recital of endless details of the past which do not interest others.
Seal my lips when I am inclined to tell of my aches and pains. They are increasing over
the years, and my love to speak of them grows sweeter as the years go by. Teach me
the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be wrong. Make me thoughtful but not
interfering, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom and experience it does
seem a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest Lord, that I want a few friends left in the
end. So help me to pray more, say less. And beyond all this, let me continue to flourish
spiritually and bring forth fruit to Thy glory even in old age. Amen!"
Just a little reminder (to myself), on learning to grow old gracefully.
Thanks to my Uncle for sharing this photo with me.