Senior prayer is a meaningful and reflective practice that holds great importance for many older adults. For seniors, prayer can be a source of comfort, strength, and connection to something greater than themselves. It can provide a sense of purpose and meaning, as well as a way to express gratitude and ask for guidance during difficult times. Many seniors also find that prayer helps them stay connected to their faith and community, and provides a sense of peace and calm in the face of life’s challenges. Whether done in private or as part of a religious community, senior prayer is a valuable tool for promoting well-being and maintaining a sense of purpose and connection in later life.
Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for Senior Prayer. May God Bless You!
Senior Prayer 1
We pray that Your Church would be hospitable to all of Your people—particularly the elderly. Would Your people see the beauty and benefit of being in relationship and sharing life with our elderly neighbors who have much to teach us. We pray for enduring, mutually beneficial relationships for our elderly neighbors.
Senior Prayer 2
We pray that You would provide tangibly for the organizations in this city that have taken up the call to care for some of the most forgotten and cast aside members of our society. We praise Your name for putting it on the hearts of the individuals involved to care for our aging neighbors and pray they would be resourced to continue in their work.
Senior Prayer 3
We know that You are a great healer, and we pray that You would grant our elderly neighbors improved health, safe living conditions, and supportive community to come around them. We want to see our elderly neighbors thrive, and we pray that we would answer Your call to be agents of change for Your glory and our neighbors’ good.
Senior Prayer 4
Forgive us as a nation for disrespecting our senior adults. Forgive those seniors who don’t depend completely upon You. Forgive those who have allowed life to cause them to grow bitter and angry. Forgive those who do not check on or spend time with their older relatives. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our seniors of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.) Holy Spirit, remind our senior adults not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one. Righteous Lord, there is no one like You! You are great, and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You alone! All glory majesty, power and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time. In Jesus’ Name.