DAY 12: Elderly and those in Nursing Homes
The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old. – Proverbs 20: 29
The splendor of gray hair in this verse is a symbol of the wisdom and experience that old age brings. In our fast paced and youth oriented culture, the elderly are often overlooked. At home or in care facilities, many senior adults face struggles and loneliness. Older members of our families and community need our presence and our prayers, and we can be richly blessed by the stories and wisdom they have to offer.
Gracious God, we thank you for the women and men in our community who have travelled far down life’s road. Open our hearts to truly see and hear our elderly, especially those who are lonely. May we learn and grow from the wisdom our senior adults can give us. We pray your rich blessings upon these special ones who have earned our honor.