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PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE ELDERLY

Invocation by 5-2 I. Introduction:
(Pamela Suanes)Read this after the picture of Jesus fades out Our Grandparents taught us how to love our God, how to live according the Christian values. They made us stronger with their experiences and wisdom. They gave us their understanding and support in our hard times. Now, they need our company and gratitude. May this simple prayer be a light of hope for the sick, fountain of joy for the living and a glimpse of heaven for the departed.

II. Prayer for the Living
Prayer for the Living by 5-6 A. B. Letters to grandparents (selected 5-6 students) (Pamela Suanes) We now offer our prayer for our grandparents by placing their pictures at the altar. Please maintain the prayer disposition as we offer our grandparents pictures. C. Prayer for our grandparents (Mheliza) All-powerful and living God, in whom we live and move and have our being, we thank You and praise You for giving our grandparents long years, lived in faith and in doing good. Grant that they may have the loving support of their relatives and friends, that in good health they may be cheerful, and in poor health not lose hope. Sustained by the help of Your blessing, let them spend their old age giving praise to Your name. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. D. (Pamela Suanes) Let the love of God posses us, that we may be able to reflect this love to our grandparents. Let us all sing “Power of Love” (Play the guitar with PowerPoint)

II. Prayer for the Sick (c/o 5-5) A. B. C. (Justine Estuar) As we pray for our grandparents who have grown old and have become poor in health. We now pray for them. Opening Prayer Gospel Reading
Matthew 8:14-17 Now when Jesus had come into Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother lying sick with a fever. So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them. When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spiritswith a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: "He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses."

I come to you in Jesus' name and ask for Your blessings upon all the elderly. May the younger generation realize that with your blessings. neither sorrow. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout. assuring them that: You will NEVER leave them alone. Video (As the movie starts. Jesus Christ. dementia or any type of mental illness. Calm their fears of loneliness with whispers from the Holy Spirit. Reading 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 The Hope of the Resurrection Dear brothers and sisters. nor crying. Send them dreams of Heaven and fill their rooms with your angels. Justine will read the folowing) (Justine Estuar) We now offer our prayer for our grandparents by placing their pictures at the altar. we too. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again. and with the trumpet call of God. but be with them always! Ease their pain and discomforts. together with them. Prayer for the Dead (c/o 5-3) A. God will bring back with him the believers who have died. we also believe that when Jesus returns. E.D. we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. and I thank you dear Lord for all the elderly that remain in our lives today! " Lord. Then. assuring them that: You will NEVER leave them alone. Then we will be with the Lord forever. Help us to learn from their wisdom and to share it with others. And I thank you dear Lord for all the elderly that remain in our lives today! I ask it all in the name above every name. the name of our Savior and Lord. so as to remind us to apply our patience when we're in the presence of an elderly person. Please give inner peace to those who suffer with Alzheimer's. Closing Prayer Father. neither shall there be any more pain. B. First. Opening Prayer Lord Almighty we humbly ask to these prayers for our grandparents. we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. will be elderly someday. wipe away all tears from their eyes. but be with them always! Ease their pain and discomforts. the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. I pray. with the voice of the archangel. We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. Please maintain the prayer disposition as we offer our grandparents pictures. "Calm their fears of loneliness with whispers from the Holy Spirit. May you warm their 'winter years' with the assurance of eternal life. the Son of the true and the living God! Amen. III. The word of the Lord . for the former things are passed away. and there shall be no more death.

Amen. Many of them. We see how you use the wisdom. Father. frightened or cold – and give us the compassion to take the time to listen to their stories. and an end to premature winter deaths. and to care for them as you do. an end to hospital malnutrition. You trusted an old man to build an ark and save humanity from the flood. And we know. You have told us that through your Spirit. You have known us for every second of our lives. Let us now sing the prayer that Jesus himself taught us. Open our eyes to see those around us who are lonely. a son who would prepare the way for your own. We ask this Father in the name of your precious Son and through the power of your life-giving Spirit. You brought a child to Abraham and Sarah despite their years. You guided an aging Moses through the desert so he could lead thousands to the promisedland. You see old men and women as they truly are – knowledge-keepers and dreamers. to bring them into our own homes and families. Singing of our father by 5-7 . and you sustain us every day. and ask that you would help us join with older voices to work for justice for their generation. you see every one of us as your child. And you gave Zechariah and Elizabeth a son in their old age. Lord of life. We pray for an end to food and fuel poverty.Leader: Father of all. a child who signaled the beginning of Israel. old men will dream dreams. Proclaiming that the day of the Lord is here. Each one is precious in your sight. and to see them as the knowledge-keepers and dreamers of our time. that every aging heart is held in your hand. We stand now against these statistics that tell us a different story. (Jean Sagadraca) Gathering our said and unsaid petitions into one. help us to love. support and respect the elderly as you do. Each one is your child. You give us every breath. All: Ancient of days. We lift to you now the elderly. young and vibrant to your touch. knowledge and experience of the older generations to teach the young. no matter how young or old. ever-faithful followers who have learned to walk in your ways.