Please grant my visitors tolerance of my confusion,
forgiveness for my irrationality,
and strength to walk with me
into the mist of memory my world has become.
Please help them take my hand and stay awhile,
even though I seem unaware of their presence.
Help them to know how their strength
and loving care will drift softly into
the days to come, just when I need it most.
Let them know that, when I don’t recognize them,
I will ask them to keep their hearts free of sorrow for me.
For my sorrow, when it comes,
only lasts for a moment and then it is gone.
And finally, Lord,
please let them know how very much their visits mean.
How, even through this relentless mystery,
I can feel their love.
If you have a loved one suffering from this relentless disease…
may this prayer bring you some measure of peace.
Alzheimer’s Patient’s Prayer:
My Grandmother and several family members have Alzheimer’s