Open Heaven Daily Devotional 5 May 2023

TOPIC: Prayers for Elders

And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

Isaiah 46:4

READ: 1 Peter 5:1-4
The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.

And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Open Heaven Daily Devotional 5 May 2023 MESSAGE


1. Father, thank You for our elders. Thank You Lord, for giving them long life and good health.

2. Father, please forgive all the sins our elders may have committed in the past so that they can have peace in their old age.

3. Father, please give our elders wisdom and understanding to counsel the younger ones correctly.

4. Please Lord, if there is any elder who has not surrendered his or her life to You, please let them encounter You so that they can make it to heaven.

5. Father, please comfort any elder who is lonely. Please Lord bring people around them who will show them love and care.

6. Father, please give our elders good health. Don’t let the diseases that are common to old people come upon the elders around us, Lord.

7. Father, don’t let the godly efforts of our elders go to waste. Let their children carry on their legacy

8. Father, we ask for unity between elders and youths. Whatever may have caused disunity between elders and youths in families, Churches or communities is destroyed now, in Jesus’ name.

9. Father, please answer the prayers of our elders by fire, in Jesus’ name. James 5:14 says we should go to the elders for prayers when we are sick. As they pray for us Lord, please let their prayers be answered speedily, in Jesus’ name.

10. Father, let our elders leave a good inheritance for us. Let only blessings flow from them to the younger ones, in Jesus’ name.

11. Father, please bless every child who desires to care for his or her parents but does not have the means, in Jesus’ name.

12. Your personal prayer points for the elders in your family, Church and community.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicle 20-23

Hymn 22 Sweet Hour Of Prayer

1 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my want and wishes known;
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,
By the return, sweet hour of prayer.

2 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
The joy I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place,
Where God my Savior shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

3 Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear,
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless;
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His word and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

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