Many elderly people are lonely, neglected and depressed. Some in nursing homes do not get regular visits. Some cannot reasonably afford basic necessities. So many of them are barely surviving. There have been reports of the elderly being abused by their family members. They are considered, by some, to be easy prey for scams and deceptive practices.
To me, they are golden citizens and my prayer is that more people seek the Lord for how to better serve the golden citizen population.
Father, in the name of JESUS, please guide us as to how to wisely love on those who are elderly. Provide us with the guidance to minister to their needs in ways that are the most helpful. Let us NOT consider them a burden but a blessing. Show us how to reach out to them to extend appreciation for their contributions and sacrifices. Let us give of ourselves more to the elderly. Galatians 6:2 says, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ." Teach us Lord, please, how to do that in ways that bring You joy, pleasure and delight.
Thank you, Lord - Amen