An older woman sits in church just a few days after her husband’s death. When the congregation begins to sing a favorite hymn, she starts to cry. A friend hugs her and whispers in her ear, “It’s OK. I will sing for you until you are able to sing again.” Sit with a grieving person today. Be his or her song of hope.
—Missy Buchanan, Spirit Boosters for the Journey of Aging: 366 Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2016)
Call or visit a friend who is grieving today. Join the conversation.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
—Matthew 5:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, No matter my age or circumstances, make me an instrument of your peace and joy this week. Amen.
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Show your loved ones how much you care by giving them Spirit Boosters for the Journey of Aging, daily reminders that they still have purpose, no matter their age.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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