Prayers for those living with dementia – and for us all.
Psalms 46:10
Father, please help those who are living with dementia. Lord they may face many uncertainties and challenges. Help them to remain still and know that You are God. Dementia does not take away our identity in You, for You are the Good Shepherd, we are Your sheep and Your children. Thank You for Your tender mercies towards us all. Amen.
Isaiah 26:3
Dear Lord, Your Word says that You will give your perfect peace to those who trust in you and fix their mind on you. At times it’s hard to walk the path of dementia but we thank You for being our everlasting peace. We pray that You are always at the centre of our mind, because when we have You we have everything. Your divine peace is what surpasses all understanding. Amen.
Galatians 6:9
Heavenly Father, help us to rejoice in you at all times. Help us not to be weary of doing good but to remember that you have prepared good works for us to do. We pray for those who need strength today to care for someone who has dementia. Amen.
Proverbs 17:22
Loving Lord, we give You thanks because You are good and Your mercies endure forever. Lord, You are our Good Father, our Light in the darkness; everything good comes from You! The joy that You have given us is the medicine to our hearts. Lord we pray that everyone living with dementia will have strength to look for reasons to be joyful today. Amen.
Psalms 61:2
Almighty God, from the ends of the earth I will cry out to You. When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I. You know my fears, my anxieties, my frustrations, my guilt. I cannot face this dementia without you. Saviour, help me to hide in you, to know your presence and grace. You are the rock that is higher than I, Amen.
1 Peter 5:7
Eternal God, we cast all our cares upon You because You care for us. You will not let us face dementia alone, because You are always with us. Father, this journey is often stressful and we face grief as we ‘lose’ our loved one. Help us remember that although other people may not understand, You do. You see our heart and our mind clearer than anyone else or any doctor. You are our best friend and the greatest physician, we love You Lord, Amen.
Romans 12:5
We pray that the church will be awake to it’s responsibilities to care for those living with dementia. To properly seek to offer practical support to carers as well as meaningful spiritual support. To be doers of your word and not just hearers – so that each member is valued, supported and honoured.