My Retirement Prayer

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I have finally found a worthy goal for my old age. Ever since I've turned fifty, two years ago, my mailbox has been inundated with "senior" advertising. Everything from time-shares in Florida to brochures for Winnebago rentals.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with investment plans and pre-paid funerals but I don't want the last third of my life to only be about the last third of my life. So I asked God to grant me only one thing to keep me "busy" as I live out the remaining years, however long that may be.

I asked Him to let me keep on preaching until I die. Just enough strength and brain cells to confess the lovely name of Jesus and share His word with others, that is all.

I didn't ask for a guaranteed income or the energy of a fifty-year-old, just the privilege of letting me proclaim His word till it is time to go. I don't know if He'll answer my prayer but I now know what to do with that AARP subscription I received yesterday...