Our administrator welcomed our residents, families and guests to Hillcrest Assisted Living to join us in celebrating this important day in the life of our country; the 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer.
This year’s theme and scripture is “Pray for America.” “ In his name nations will put their hope.” Matthew 12:21.
It is our sincerest hope today that we are all reminded of the value and encouragement that prayer can bring, not only for ourselves, family members and friends, but also the entire nation.
Our Director of Nursing lead everyone in The Lord’s Prayer.
The Community Liaison with Legacy Home Health & Hospice firstname.lastname@example.org and the Chaplain with Horizon Home Health and Hospice email@example.com read the Presidential Proclamation of 1863 by Abraham Lincoln. We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Look this proclamation up it is worth reading.
The seven centers of prayer are government, military, media, business, education, church and family. Each area was prayed for.
Staff prayed for our residents at Hillcrest. We recognized the many and diverse age groups that make up our nation. However, today we especially called attention to our seniors who are apart of this community and also seniors that live across this great country. We applaud their ability to endure the difficulties of change over the years.
“Lord of all generations, we especially pray for seniors on this national day of prayer. Let them always feel that they are important in the communities that are still important in the communities they call home. Remind them that there is no age limit on being a United States Citizen. We pray that you will encourage them that their prayers and dedication to will always be heard and received with the same attention as when they were younger.”
“O God we pray that you rekindle the hearts and minds of our seniors for service, involvement and dedication to you and their fellow citizens.”
“We lift our seniors to you today. Please, show them compassion, mercy and love at this stage of their lives. May They forever be revitalized with your ever moving and inspiring Holy Spirit.”
We Pray these things in your name today. Amen
Our Sales and Marketing Director led us in our closing prayer.
Father, we come to your to pray for our nation, the United States of America. You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed his grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see breakdown of the family, crippling addictions and random acts of horrific violence. Lord, we need your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove your work and your council from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord you have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again.
God’s presence could be felt as united, the assembly prayed together for each other, our nation and much more. Please join us next year in The National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday in May. Check out our website at www.hill.crest.com for future events.
Please check out the National Day of Prayers website at www.nationaldayofprayer.org Hillcrest was registered at a site for prayer in Boise. Look for Events-click and type in Boise, Idaho and hillcrest will appear.