The Beautiful Practice that will Give You Peace While Caring for Your Parent

Machines beeping in the hospital ICU.

Never-dimming fluorescent lights.

Leaving home early and coming home late.

Honoring dad’s wishes while worrying about the next decision.

The situations caring for my dad in the hospital, nursing home, and then memory care assisted living seemed to pile up into a mountain of stress. 

At the end of the day I realized . . . I need to give it up.

Not give up, but give it up. To God.

I was out of my regular rhythm and resorting to quick “arrow” prayers instead of praying God’s promises and finding refuge there.

God is constant even when our circumstances are not.

We wanted you to have this Prayer Card to find encouragement as you pray for an older adult. It contains four pocket-sized Bible verses to cut apart and tuck into your mirror or keep in your car. 

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way as you help your senior in their waning phase of life.

Debbie McDonald is the Founder of Ways & Wane, an online platform that helps you help your aging parent. She lives in Northern California with her husband.