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Remember the lonely

From CARE Prayer Diary:

Lord, please inspire churches in every community to reach out to the 1.2 million lonely older people in the UK, to befriend and support them and to share the truth of the gospel with them. Amen

Half a million older people go at least 5 days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone. This can be as bad for someone’s health as 15 cigarettes a day, worse than obesity and could increase risk of death by 29%. The Office of National Statistics found almost a tenth of people aged 16 to 24 – a figure three times higher than for those 65 and over (the highest proportion of any age group), were ‘always or often’ lonely.

Psalm 68.5-6 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners in singing...

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