Save Me From…

I realize that most who read this blog are not old, but just in case a TCF member drops by I thought I should have something for them also.  I recently was listening to D.A. Carson speak about his father, Tom, who was a pastor in Canada, and upon his passing, D. A. went through his journals and found this entry.  Great prayer for old men and women.

“Save me from the sins of old men”

“Save me from, “A tendency to look backwards and idealize the past.”

“Save me from, “The temptation to resent younger men coming along.”

“Save me from, “Being too quick to turn on the television because I am lonely.”

“Save me from, “Insufficient intercessory prayer for my grandchildren.”

“Save me from, “The willingness to trust the news, instead of the Good News.”

“Save me from the sins of old age.”

May I also add this prayer, “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come (Ps. 71:18).

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