Growing Old

Lord, I am getting on in years.
I even catch myself getting absent-minded
Over the simplest things.
Release me from time-consuming ways
Of philosophizing too much
And boring others with my tales of woe.
Keep me away from meddling
Into other people’s affairs
And trying to direct others’ ways.
Shut my eyes from envying those
Who have become more successful.
Close my lips from idle gossip
And guide me from rash-judging others.
Let me grow old graciously and willingly
Lending my mind, spirit, and my heart
To those in most need.
Amen.

Bible Inspiration: Wisdom 4:8
For the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor measured in years.

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