Prayer For My Grandma’s Bed Sores
9 Good Night Prayers for the Evening – Sleep Peacefully at Bedtime!
Ending your day with prayer is a wonderful way to let go of stress and find peace before falling asleep. No matter what you faced today, talking to God through goodnight prayers will renew your faith. Evening prayer also helps you reflect on all the throughout your day and the ways that God has been present with you.
Share these nine bedtime and evening prayers with your children, spouse and friends so they too can fall asleep feeling blessed and thankful!
Goodnight Prayer for Blessings
Bless us with rest tonight, Jesus, and a good night’s sleep. Forgive us for the things we did today that did not honor you. Thank you for loving us so much and that you know us through and through.
We need your help every day, and we thank you for the strength you give and for helping us know that with you, even hard things are possible. Bless our family and our home, and keep us safe through the night.
May your angels guard us and watch over us, just you promised.
You've told us we are just sheep. And that you lead us and guard us a shepherd. You know our names, and you make us feel special and loved. When we hurt, you help us feel better.Thank you, Jesus, for your good care and for giving us [mom/dad/parents/foster parents/pastors] to help. Thank you for the Bible, and for teaching us stuff in life that helps us grow. Bless the people in our world, and help them to know you love them, too.
Thank you for all the people who help us so much: teachers, doctors, policeman, and fireman—and so many more.
Thank you for your good plan for our lives. Help us to obey you and love you more and more. When we awake in the morning, put a smile on our face and your purpose in our hearts, ready to start a new day. We love you, Jesus. Good night. In Jesus's precious name, Amen. ~ ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Bedtime Prayer to Stop an Anxious Heart
Dear Lord, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to stop my emotions from bossing me around. I want to quit worrying about what might happen and focus on what has already happened by remembering and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~ Renee Swoop
Giving Thanks Evening Prayer
Dear God, we thank you tonight for the good day and for the special way you take care of us all the time. Thank you for the fun times outside and the quiet times inside, and for helping us learn new things every day.
Thank you for creating us special, exactly the way you wanted. Thank you for protecting us throughout the day. Forgive us for the wrong things we do.
Thank you for loving us even when we disobey or try to do things our way. Help us to always choose your way, God, because it’s always best.
We pray for all the people who don’t know you, and that they will come to understand your love for them, too.
Bless our family and thank you for good times together and apart. Bless our friends and those we love, including our grandparents, our aunts and uncles and cousins. Thank you for our home and a place to sleep and good food to eat.
Help us rest well, give us peaceful dreams, and send your angels around our home to protect us throughout the night. Teach us to trust you and to love you more and more. You are good; you are great; and you are faithful, God. And we love you. Good night.
In Jesus’s precious name, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Short Night-time Prayer (2 Timothy 1:7)
For God’s not given me a spirit of fear, But a spirit of love, and of power, and a sound mind,
To live each day and glorify his name.
Popular Child’s Bedtime Prayer, 18th Century
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Alternative Version for Children: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep, Watch and guard me through the night, and wake me with the morning light.
A Beautiful Prayer to End the Day
Heavenly Father, my day is drawing to an end, and I'm ready to turn in. But before I do, I have to thank you for your faithfulness today. It's always a good day, even when things may not go the way I plan, or when the world seems in chaos, because you are in control.
For all the times when I was aware of your help today, all the times when your unseen presence seemed so near, thank you, God. But for all the ways you worked behind the scenes, unknown to me, moments when heaven-sent angels moved on my behalf in ways I'll never know, thank you for those also, Lord.
Forgive me for any foolish actions on my part today or things I did without first asking your blessing or wisdom. Those are moments I'd rather forget, but I'm so grateful for your forgiveness when I ask.I never want to go to bed without clearing the air between us, Lord. Our friendship means too much, and your holiness deserves that. Thank you for loving me just as I am.
Your love compels me to give you my all and fills my heart with praise for the relationship we share because of Jesus.
As I close my eyes tonight, I'm praying for loved ones around me, for friends and those who need to know you, Lord. I'm praying that your love, the billions of stars in the night sky outside, will touch them and help them see who you really are. I pray for our world and those in it. I pray for their needs as well as my own.
Grant me a good night's sleep tonight, God, so that I can awake refreshed and ready to begin another day loving you. Thank you again for blessings so undeserved and too numerous to count.
I love being your child, and I long for the word “faithful” to describe my service to you, each day of every year. When I awake in the morning, may it be with a joyful smile, not a grumpy spirit.
May your protection and your presence bathe this place with peace and safety against the enemy. Good night, Lord. In Jesus's name, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
Father, We Thank Thee
Father, we thank thee for the night, And for the pleasant morning light; For rest and food and loving care, And all that makes the day so fair. Help us to do the things we should, To be to others kind and good; In all we do, in work or play, To grow more loving every day.
— Rebecca Weston – 1890
Bedtime Prayer (song by Twila Paris)
Now I lay me down to sleep I pray dear Lord that you will keep Your eyes upon this sleeping world
Every little boy and girl
Bless the children far away The ones who don't know how to pray Those who are not feeling well
The little one the slipped and fell
Bless the puppy down the street The neighbors I have yet to meet
Bless my mom and dad especially
Just one more thing I'd to say Before I close another day I'd to thank you Lord for all the ways
That You bless meBless the child whose home is torn The babies who are not yet born Bless the ones who take your word
To all the hearts that have not heard
Bless all your children everywhere I hope they know how much you care Maybe someday I can go
And tell them that You love them so
Bless Grandma and my Grandpa too And all my friend and all they do
Bless every twig upon my family tree
Just one more thing I'll say to you I'm so amazed by all you do I'll thank you once again because it's true
That you bless me
The Examen (Evening Reflection)
Written by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Examen is a daily process for prayerfully reflecting on your day.
1. Remember God’s presence.
Even after a trying day, God will quiet your soul as you remember His presence and intentionally seek to enter into it. Remember He’s with you. Invite Him to make Himself present to you.
2. Respond to Him with thanks.
Giving thanks gives God glory and helps us look on the bright side of a bad day. What small blessings can you thank God for?
3. Reflect on how God showed Himself to you.
God reveals himself through scripture, but we also see glimpses of him in nature, events, and people.
Sometimes He shows up loudly through miraculous, divine intervention. Other times He shows Himself quietly through the beauty of a flower or an earnest conversation.
As you look back over your day, can you identify moments where you sensed God’s revelation or intervention?
4. Repent of your failings.
I don’t recognizing my own sin, but repentance is key to continual renewal in our relationship with God.As you reflect on your day, remember specific points where you failed. Bring your shortcomings before God and ask Him to forgive you.
5. Resolve to grow.
God is in the business of changing us, so don’t let your failings discourage or define you. His mercies are always new. Accept His forgiveness. Ask Him for grace to change. Is there anything you need to make right or anyone you need to apologize to? What can you do differently tomorrow?
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Last reviewed by Dr.Mary on January 31st, 2019.
They are also known as pressure ulcers as well as pressure sores. These are spots of tissue and skin damage from continued pressure that sever circulation to areas of the body that are at risk such as the skin on hips, heels as well as buttocks. When there is inadequate blood circulating to these areas, the affected tissue and skin die.
Those most at risk for bedsores are people bedridden because of paralysis as well as those individuals who use wheelchairs or who are not able to change their positions without help.
These types of pressure sores fall into 1 of 4 different stages – how bad they are. The definition for each stage is listed below:
This is when the sore has begun and a constant region of red skin occur which may be painful and feels warm as well as spongy or firm to the touch. Stage I sores are shallow and normally fade quickly after the pressure is alleviated.
This is when some skin loss has begun to occur – either in the deeper layer or dermis of the skin or the outermost layer of the skin or epidermis, or both. The sore is at this stage an open wound which resembles an abrasion or blister and the tissues which surrounds it can be purple or red in color.
This is the stage when the bedsore damage extends to the tissue below the skin, developing a crate-, deep wound.
This is the most severe advanced stage. There is large loss of skin, along with damage to the underlying bone, muscle as well as the supporting structures such as joints and tendons.
Most individuals shift their position many times a day, sitting during meetings, fixing the radio while driving, turning numerous times while sleeping.
This is done without thinking – multitude of small postural changes which help hold off problems which can crop up from immobility.But for those individuals who are not able to move because of injury, paralysis or illness, these problems – such as bedsores – are a regular risk.
If an individual is immobilized or unable to move, pressure sores can be caused because of:
Pressure which is sustained
When an individual’s skin as well as the tissue underlying it, are entrapped between bone and any other surface such as the bed or a wheelchair, this restricts the flow of blood. This starves the tissue of oxygen as well as other nutrients which the blood provides. This is when unalterable injury as well as tissue death occurs.
Shifting position frequently is the main way to stop bedsores from occurring. But the friction that develops with each move just from moving side to side can also damage the skin, and make it more venerable to bedsores.
This happens when the skin will move in one direction and the bone underlying the skin moves in an additional direction. This can happen when sliding down in bed or a chair, raising the top of the bed more than 30 degree. These are all liable to cause shearing, by stretching and tearing cell walls as well as tiny blood vessels.
The treatment for bedsores is extremely demanding. Open wounds of any kind heal slowly and since other tissues and skin have previously experienced damage or are destroyed, the healing process is by no means perfect.
Even thought it can take a bit time, the majority of Stage I as well as Stage II bedsores will restore in weeks by using conservative procedures. But Stage III as well as Stage IV sores are less prone to mend on their own and may need surgery.
The initial step to take in caring for a bedsore at any stage is to relieve any stress that caused it. You can decrease pressure by:
Often change positions
Carefully follow a schedule for repositioning and turning – at 15 minutes intervals for an individual in a wheelchair and as a minimum one time every 2 hours when an individual is bedridden. If the individual is not able to alter positions by themselves, a family member or caregiver has got to help.
Use of support planes
These are cushions, mattresses, pads as well as beds which are special and relieve the pressure on an present bedsore as well as help to protect areas which are vulnerable from additional breakdown.
Other non-surgical treatments of bedsores include:
It is necessary to keep sores clean in order to avert infection. A wound which is Stage I should be washed gently with water and soap that is mild, but sores which are open should be washed with a saltwater/saline solution every time the bandage is changed.
Damaged tissue removal known as debridement
In order to heal appropriately, sores have to be free of dead, or damaged tissue which is infected. This is done in quite a few ways – the paramount method depends on the individual’s general condition, the wound type as well as the goals of the treatment.
There are an assortment of dressings to use which help protect sores and to speed the healing process. The type normally depends on the stage and relentlessness of the sore. The basic method is to keep the sore moist as well as the skin adjoining it dry.
Whirlpool wash may assist healing by keeping the skin clean as well as naturally removing contaminated or tissue which is dead.
If the sores look infected, a physician can give oral antibiotics.
A rich nutritionally diet with sufficient calories and protein and a complete variety of minerals and vitamin – particularly vitamin C as well as zinc – can advance healing.
Relief of muscle spasm
This is important both for preventing as well as treating bedsores. To help lessen spasticity, the physician may advise “skeletal muscle relaxants” which obstruct nerve reflexes in the spine as well as in the cells of the muscle themselves.
Still with the finest of care, wounds these can arrive at the point where they require surgical intercession. The purposes of surgery comprise improving general hygiene as well as look of the sore, treating or preventing infection, reducing loss of fluid thru the sore, and lowering the risk of future cancer.