Prayers for the aged

prayers for the aged

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails. – Psalm 71 : 9

Loving Heavenly Father! Thank You for the life You have given me and thank You for sustaining and guiding me hitherto. Yes Lord! But for You I could not have come thus far. Thank You for being with me.Lord! I’m now so weary and tired and I do not want to be a burden to my dear ones. So strengthen me Lord as You strengthened Caleb and keep me in robust health till my appointed time on this world. Help me to bear fruits for You even at this age Master!Let me be a model to the Younger ones! Hold my hands Lord and lead me gently! Fill me with peace, joy and contentment so that I can always reflect Your love and compassion!Lord! Help me to use all the time I have now, only for Your glory! Strengthen my prayer life and keep me as a channel of blessing to others. Thank You for Your assurance that You will carry me to my old age, will bear me and deliver me. I lean upon You Master and I derive strength from Your word. I claim good health and fruitful life from Your hands. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

This is an “author unknown article” published in a Dear Abby column some time ago.

“Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older, and will someday be old.
“Keep me from getting talkative, and particularly from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every occasion.
“Release me from craving to try to straighten out everybody’s affairs.
“Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details — give me wings to get to the point.
“I ask for grace enough to listen to the tales of others’ pains. Help me to endure them with patience.
“But seal my lips on my own aches and pains — they are increasing, and my love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
“Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible that I may be mistaken.
Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a saint — some of them are so hard to live with — but a sour old person is one of the crowning works of the devil.
“Make me thoughtful, but not moody; helpful, but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all — but Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.”

Do You Know The Most Powerful Healing Prayer By St. Padre Pio?

Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me.
I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ,
to the world to save and to set me free.
I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.
Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands,
for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body,
soul and spirit.

Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord
Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Cast anything that should not be in me.
Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells.
Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish
any damaged areas.

Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the
power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body
to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body
will function the way you created it to function.
Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest
recesses of my heart.

Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and
peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life.
And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to
do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to
your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina), O.F.M. Cap. (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968), was a friar, priest, stigmatist, and mystic, now venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church. Born Francesco Forgione, he was given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio) when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

Padre Pio became famous for exhibiting stigmata for most of his life, thereby generating much interest and controversy. He was both beatified (1999) and canonized (2002) by Pope John Paul II.

The Sanctuary of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina is located in San Giovanni Rotondo, Province of Foggia, Italy.

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