A prayer for a child who must care for an aging parent

This was read at the end of the support group session for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s! 

A prayer for a child who must care for an aging parent

It’s so painful, God, to watch my mother begin to falter. I have always counted on her and now she needs to count on me. I love my mother; I can’t stand the way our roles have reversed. I don’t want to see her in her weakness. I know this reversal is humiliating for her. She doesn’t want to feel helpless or dependent. But she needs me now.
Help me, God, to rise to this critical occasion. Show me how to care for my mother with respect, tenderness and love. Fill me with compassion and patience. Shield me from anger and resentment.
Calm my fears, give me strength, God. Help me to seek out relief and support when the burden is great.
Give her strength, God. Bless her with dignity, grace and health. Amen

In her book, Talking to God, Rabbi Naomi Levy offers models of prayer for two sides of the brit of care-giving. Change the details, and it may become your personal prayer.

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My Mom has Alzheimer's and I help my Dad with caregiving!
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A prayer for a child who must care for an aging parent

This was read at the end of the support group session for caregivers dealing with Alzheimer’s!

A prayer for a child who must care for an aging parent

It’s so painful, God, to watch my mother begin to falter. I have always counted on her and now she needs to count on me. I love my mother; I can’t stand the way our roles have reversed. I don’t want to see her in her weakness. I know this reversal is humiliating for her. She doesn’t want to feel helpless or dependent. But she needs me now.
Help me, God, to rise to this critical occasion. Show me how to care for my mother with respect, tenderness and love. Fill me with compassion and patience. Shield me from anger and resentment.
Calm my fears, give me strength, God. Help me to seek out relief and support when the burden is great.
Give her strength, God. Bless her with dignity, grace and health. Amen

In her book, Talking to God, Rabbi Naomi Levy offers models of prayer for two sides of the brit of care-giving. Change the details, and it may become your personal prayer.

About Richard Kenny

My Mom has Alzheimer's and I help my Dad with caregiving!
This entry was posted in Alzheimer's, Dementia and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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