Walterrean Salley

(Savannah, Ga)

A Prayer for the Elderly


Dear Lord, as busy
As You must be,
Don’t forget
The elderly.

By Your mighty,
Powerful hand,
Protect seniors
Across the land.

Provide in this
Economic storm—
Food and shelter.
Keep them warm.

And when past-
Echoes chime,
Preserve them
In lonely times.

Quell their fears
Night and day.
Hold their hand,
Guide their way.

Thanks for hearing
This simple plea
And remembering
The elderly.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, August 02, 2011

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  • Frank Avon (9/18/2014 3:30:00 AM)

    Thank you for this prayer. As one of the elderly, I can tell you, we need it. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (8/1/2011 4:03:00 PM)

    Yes, it is so that as we approach that time of life, we too want to be remembered. So it should be that those who empathize shall be remembered also. Read mine – I Cannot Return –
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Marilyn Lott (6/25/2011 12:53:00 PM)

    What a lovely and special prayer. These folks' need all the prayers they can get. Very heartfelt!

    Best Wishes,
    Marilyn (Report) Reply

  • Saju Abraham (3/13/2011 12:35:00 AM)

    A very nice prayer for a good cause! I also enjoyed reading the poem as it is pleasing to eye and the ears. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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