Prayer

Letting go

“No, my daughters, return to your parents’ homes, for I am too old to marry again” (Ruth 1:12; NLT).

“No,” he replied, “I am far too old to go with the king to Jerusalem” (2 Samuel 19:34; NLT).

“I am eighty years old today, and I can no longer enjoy anything” (2 Samuel 19:35; NLT).

Then she lived as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the Temple but stayed there day and night, worshipping God with fasting and prayer (Luke 2:37; NLT).

Father,
My health is damaged,
My energy in short supply,
And I am growing old.

There are things I’ve never been able to do,
Things I can’t do any more,
And things I will never manage now.

Please help me to let go of them all,
And to accept myself just as I am,
So I can focus on you alone.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Prayer

Peace

For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28, NIV).

In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind
(Job 12:10; NIV).

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27; NIV).

…he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep (Psalm 121:5; NIV).

Father,
Thank you for time alone
To pray in peace
And quietness,
Then to rest silently in you.

It’s good to have this space
To focus on you,
Though you are always with me,
For I live safely in your hands,
Whatever happens.

Lord,
I love you.
Thank you so much
For loving me.

In Jesus’ holy name,
Amen.

Peace

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