NOVENA OF TRUST - Day Thirteen
"From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth.
Deliver me, Jesus."
The population that I think about most when I pray this petition is the elderly population.
Having a Father and Stepmother who are both 90 years old, I have experienced the days where they feel like more of a burden than a blessing to our family. We do everything we can to reassure them and to demonstrate our love, but the temptation is still there for them to only see the struggle.
God puts us on this earth for a purpose and He leaves us here for a purpose. Our job is to pray and to open ourselves up to His desires and His Will.
When my Dad is feeling down that he can no longer remember our birthdays or give us gifts, he can no longer support OUR daily needs, I like to remind him that prayer is a gift that he can still give his family, friends and the world - a gift he can give in abundance!
And the beauty is, his prayer is worth more and of more benefit to me than a book or a sweater. His prayer offered, can be my daily strength to care for them and to care for them well!
I like to believe that the elderly, like little children, have a special place in the Heart of Jesus. They are the Prayer Warriors for the world today and they are important to all of us!
"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows."
Luke 12: 6-7
Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us.
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