Down the hall are people I have heard but never met. I suppose they’re just sitting in their rooms too. O God, is it true that you have a special place in your heart for old folks like us? Come to this room where I grapple with this hard season of life. Come grapple with me.
—Missy Buchanan, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms (Upper Room Books, 2010)
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When my spirit grows faint within me,
it is you who watch over my way.
—Psalm 142:3a (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. —adapt. Reinhold Niebuhr, “The Serenity Prayer”
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