Regardless of religious preference, if a preference at all, prayer is our own. It belongs to each of us in our own way. Written, spoken, or thought, I imagine that most of us pray at one time or another, or have, or will.
We each may have own words, but here is my personal sample prayer for senior citizens that I am happy to be able to share with you.
Pray for PEACE:
For awareness of nature and the beauty of our earth.
For forgiveness of ourselves for errors made.
For the ability to forgive others who have hurt us.
Pray for JOY:
For happiness to give and to receive.
For love shared and to be shared.
For treasured times and memories.
Pray for OTHERS and for SELF:
For health, safety, guidance, mercy, and understanding.
Pray for GRATITUDE:
For the abundance of blessings – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
AMEN: With thanksgiving for today!
Using the four guiding categories of Peace, Joy, Others/Self and Gratitude as your sample prayer for senior citizens, you can adapt and develop your own. Prayers are personal.
Betty Tate DeLorme
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