“Lord, every day of growing older is an adventure.…
I will follow you, even when I don’t know what will happen next.”
This thoughtful and insightful book by Carlee Hallman contains over 100 brief prayers that deal with life’s later years. As the author indicates, these prayers are offered to point the way to faith in the varying circumstances of aging, to highlight real issues and challenges older adults face in daily living, and to give voice to the readers’ deepest feelings and concerns.
Written in the first-person voice, the prayers appear in large-print text and are grouped into sections, including Trust, Asking, Lament, Confession, Thank You, and Presence. Each prayer is accompanied by a brief Scripture quotation, making the book ideal for use as a devotional. This book also will be helpful to persons who visit with older adults, including ministers and chaplains.
CARLEE HALLMAN is a freelance writer and former regular “Maturing in Faith” columnist for Mature Years magazine. Her work has been published in children’s and poetry periodicals. Since her retirement from active United Methodist ministry, Carlee has provided a monthly worship service at a local nursing home, assisted by members of the Bethesda United Methodist Church, which she and her husband attend. She is the chairperson of her United Methodist Women’s circle, and she and her husband live in Bethesda, Maryland, near their two grown daughters and three grandchildren.
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