The Mysteries of Old Age

O Lord, as I grow old, help me to understand Thy mind for me and Thy will. I realize that each stage of life--youth, manhood, old age--has its own problems. Help me to understand the mysteries of old age. I have not passed this way before. Help me to be wise, to make no mistakes, to be serene, patient, hopeful and unafraid.

(a prayer of Samuel Logan Brengle, recorded in Portrait of a Prophet by Clarence Hall; photo via Please feel free to share this prayer with others using the Twitter, Facebook, and other buttons below. You can also subscribe to this blog in your blog reader or enter your email address at top right to receive posts via email)

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