Older Adult Sunday and Older Americans Month, both celebrated in May, are great opportunities for us to remember and honor the older adults that have been important in our faith journeys. This week, pray with us the following prayer offered by Rev. Dan Kim from Gum Spring UMC, Richmond District. As you do, lift the names of those older adults who have helped to shepherd your faith journey and expand your understanding of how to age faithfully.
Eternal God, we give you thanks and praise for the ministries that tend to those elder, older, and wiser among us, and yet still very much children of yours. As a loving earthly parent would enjoy seeing their child grow and mature in years, you as our loving heavenly Father are pleased to see us grow and mature as well. We pray your blessings upon all those that are enjoying the lattermost fullness of life in these days, the fullness that comes with a life well lived, loved, and served in your Kingdom, and the confidence "that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Amen.