Are you taking care of your parents and you feel like you’re losing it? Maybe you need a little prayer for caregivers of aging parents.
You love them, right?
But even after all these years, they can still . . . you hate to say it, but frustrate you big time! 🤭
A prayer for caregivers of aging parents.
I’m overwhelmed and that’s putting it mildly, please help?
You know the dynamics of my relationships. And You know the changes we are all going through and the struggles.
This transition is harder than I expected.
I know it’s hard for them, too. They need more help than ever and I want to be there for them. I want them to be safe, but I also need to keep my sanity.
I need You!
If you’ve read some of my other prayers . . .
. . . you know that when I spend time with God, I pour out my heart and then I let Him speak into the situation.
It’s where I find peace and the answers I need. So often, it doesn’t look like I expect. It surprises me.
Like when I talked to God about putting these prayers together, I felt like He was showing me to share our conversations. So that, not only could you gain release through prayer, but if you don’t already chat with Him, you might also get used to that, too.
God loves you, you know, A LOT! 😊
And the more you hang out with God, the more He likes it. I couldn’t do life without Him. So, I love to help others find that kind of relationship.
If you don’t already, you can have peace in God if you want it. ❤️
So God, can we chat?
Me: I need Your help with:
- The practical logistics of caregiving
- The exhaustion
- The ability to keep a grip on myself
- And help to get my own stuff done
You know what really needs doing, but You also know what feels important to me, too.
God: Can you wake up each morning, set your to do list aside, and let Me show you what needs doing?
Me: I can try. But you always take so much off my list.
God: Trust Me? ❤️
God, will You pray for us?
I love you so much and I see everything that’s going on, not only the things you see, but also the things you can’t. I know how hard you’re trying and when you lose it and why. I see the motivations of your heart.
And I also know what’s going on inside your parents’ minds.
You can trust me to lead and to guide you. Each time you need Me, I will be here. I’m not going anywhere.
And when you can, stop and be still for a minute. You’ll feel peace in my presence. It’s not all up to you, okay? You can’t fix it if you try.
This whole thing is not your assignment. It’s mine.
So, trust Me. Lay everything in my hands and let Me do what only I can when you let go of it. When you let Me work though you, I empower you and WE will take care of it.
I often take notes when I talk to God.
And I’ve learned to partner my agreement with His promises out loud. When I do that, there’s something inside that believes my own voice more than someone else’s.
So, in that way, I decree God’s word. And by that, I mean I own it, like this:
In the Bible, in Philippians 4:4-7, it says, “Always be joyful in the Lord! I’ll say it again: Be joyful! Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near. Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus” (GOD’S WORD Translation).
On an index card, I write this:
Then I carry it with me. Whenever I need a reminder, I pull it out and read it (out loud) with as much conviction as I need to hear.
It takes a little work, but it’s never let me down yet!
Is there another way I can pray for you?
Click here to see the prayers I’ve shared
and feel free to write to me if you need one that’s not yet there. ☺️
Before you leave, can I bless you?
Also, this website, Careblazers, has some super helpful videos especially if you are dealing with dementia.