AFP reports, “The number of people globally aged 65 and over is expected to more than double by 2050 as the world’s senior population continues to rocket, a US study said Monday. ”
This aging population represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the body of Christ. Christians are leading Bible studies and worship in retirement communities and nursing homes. Retired Christians have more available time to spend in prayer and ministry.
* Pray for retired Christians to invest their time into the kingdom of God through prayer, service, and sharing the Gospel.
* Pray for the spiritual and emotional health of Christians ministering in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices so that they will not become discouraged.
* Pray for Christians to effectively share the burdens of people that are dying and to also comfort their families and friends.
* Pray for the elderly to be converted upon hearing the Gospel message that Jesus saves.