New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

28 Days of Prayer: The Struggles of Caregiving

28 Days of Prayer

Nell E. Noonan • February 2012

BUY Print $7.99

BUY eBook (Available in ePub or Kindle) $5.99

Caregiving is a demanding task that takes a huge toll on the person providing care—mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Nell Noonan, speaking from her own experience as caregiver for her husband, describes caregiving as a "cataclysmic spiritual experience." She says it's critical for caregivers to practice self-care so they can cope with their situation.

Paying attention to one's spiritual health is especially important.

The 28 Days format (4 weeks of brief daily readings that include scripture and prayer) provides an accessible way for caregivers, typically stressed and pressed for time, to devote a few minutes to their spiritual health.

Noonan's honesty and faith are hallmarks of her writing. Speaking from her own experience and the experiences of others, she does not avoid difficult situations and the feelings that accompany them.

Noonan witnesses to the strength she finds as she continually turns to God, even in her darkest moments.

Caregivers will appreciate these devotions that are both forthright and uplifting. This book makes a thoughtful gift for any caregiver or for staff members of a facility for older adults.

Categories: Caregiving, Older Adults
Nell Noonan is the author of A Widow’s Prayer: Finding God’s Grace in the Days Ahead, Not Alone: Encouragement for Caregivers, and The Struggles of Caregiving: 28 Days of Prayer. She served in church educational ministry for more than thirty years and also worked in public, school, and university libraries. Nell holds two master’s degrees—one in religious education and one in library science. She also holds a Doctor of Ministry in biblical studies.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1091-3

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1099-9

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1128-6

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: February 2012

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.25 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 72

BISAC Categories: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Eldercare

BISAC1: FAM017000