Prayer When Starting Retirement

ESL Lesson on Retirement

Prayer When Starting Retirement

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I can’t wait for retirement. I’m praying I can retire early. I my job, but I staying at home and doing my own thing more. Many people fear retirement. They worry about what they’ll do. I’m not worried at all. I know I can fill my days forever. Retirement is a time to do all the things you never had time to do because you were working. I have over 1,000 books on my reading list. I have hundreds of things to learn on the computer and lots of new hobbies. Early retirement for me would be 50. Most people retire at 60 or 65. I think 50 would be perfect. You’re still fit and healthy. You can still do lots of things. I wonder what it feels to retire so young. To wake up every morning and never think about work.

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I can’t wait for retirement. I’m _________________ early. I my job, but I staying at home and doing _________________. Many people fear retirement. They worry about what they’ll do. I’m not worried at all. I know I can _________________. Retirement is a time to do all the things you never _________________ because you were working.

I have over 1,000 books on my reading list. I have hundreds _________________ on the computer and lots of new hobbies. Early retirement for me would be 50. Most _________________ 60 or 65. I think 50 would be perfect. You’re _________________. You can still do lots of things. I _________________ feels to retire so young.

To wake up every morning and never think about work.

CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

I can’t wait for retirement. can I praying I’m early retire. I my job, but I at staying doing and home my own thing more. Many people fear retirement. They they’ll about do what worry. I’m not worried at all. I know I can fill my days forever. Retirement is a time to do all the had to things never time do you because you were working.

I have over 1,000 books on my reading list. I have on hundreds things learn the of to computer and lots of new hobbies. Early retirement for me would be 50. or Most retire 60 65 people at. I think 50 would be perfect. You’re still fit and healthy. You can still do lots of things. I wonder it what young so retire to feels.

To wake up every and think work morning never about.

DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
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STUDENT RETIREMENT SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about retirement in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

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  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

WRITING

Write about retirement for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about retirement. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE:Write a magazine article about retirement. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. RETIREMENT POSTERMake a poster about retirement. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY RETIREMENT LESSON:Make your own English lesson on retirement. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING:Use your blog, wiki, page, MySpace page, stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on retirement. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

Check your answers in the article at the top of this page.

Источник: https://listenaminute.com/r/retirement.html

Top 7 Bible Verses To Use For A Retirement Card

Prayer When Starting Retirement

Here are seven great Bible verses that you can use for a retirement card.

Proverbs 16:31 “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.”

Today, many seniors try to cover up their gray hair by coloring it but God declares gray hair is a crown of glory as it reveals a lifetime of experience and labor and as such, seniors should be respected. This verse might not seem a good Bible verse for a retirement card but it actually is very respectful one for those who have labored for most of their lives to reach a point of being able to retire.

Psalm 71:9 “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.”

Most companies that force people to retire at a certain age are casting off people in their old age but that’s a tragic way to end their career. Sadly, many of the companies that do this are losing someone who has years of experience that can’t be learned in a textbook at college. God will never forsake us at old age businesses often do.

Isaiah 46:4 “Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.”

This Bible verse shows that God had been with them throughout their entire lives and wasn’t about to abandon them just because they’re old. God promises to never leave us or forsake us (Heb 13:5) and even to the “gray hairs” He says “I will carry you.” God will carry us in our later years and has promised to save us so that we might be with Him when death is no more.

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

This verse is among my favorites but not just for seniors. It is a remarkable promise from God that He will not forsake them and allow them to beg bread for sustenance. God will be with them and us, if we are born again, until the very last break of life and will not forsake His own.

Jeremiah29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

This verse is specifically to the nation of Israel yet it can also have meaning for us as God has a sovereign plan for our life and it is not one of disaster but of a future and a hope and that hope is found only in Jesus Christ and the future in indescribable to say the least (Rev 22).

Psalm 92:12-14 “The righteous flourish the palm tree and grow a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.”

We have three hardwood trees that are over a century old and yet they produce the most delicious pecans and black walnuts. Time and age has not diminished their capacity to produce and in similar fashion, God says that even into old age, the righteous will still “bring forth fruit” and will still be fat and flourishing.

Luke 1:23 “And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home.”

When Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, ended his service in the temple, he simply went home.

Zechariah was already at a ripe, old age when Elizabeth conceived John and as Jesus later said of John the Baptist, “Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matt 11:11).

Conclusion

There is no retirement in the Bible as God is still using us as long as we are drawing breath.

No one knows the day of their death; we only know that there is a time for our death and then comes the judgment (Heb 9:27) but if you’ve repented and trusted in Christ and placed your trust in Him, then your sins have already been judged by Christ on the cross and your retirement home is in the kingdom of heaven but it won’t be a retirement home really as we’ll be serving God for all eternity. God instructed Moses “saying, “This applies to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall come to do duty in the service of the tent of meeting. And from the age of fifty years they shall withdraw from the duty of the service and serve no more. They minister to their brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites in assigning their duties” (Num 8:23-26) so there seems to be a time when one must retire but retirement is not the end…it is only the beginning.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

Источник: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2015/10/26/top-7-bible-verses-to-use-for-a-retirement-card/

Prayers for Retirement

Prayer When Starting Retirement

Though full-time employment eventually comes to an end, there’s no such thing as retirement when it comes to the Christian life.

The Bible is replete with examples of elderly men and women who have been used by God in miraculous ways, just because they were willing to be used.

It’s no surprise, really. For many, the stage we call “retirement” offers more time and fewer distractions. You’ve acquired a vast storehouse of experience, and if you’ve walked faithfully with the Lord for any length of time, you’ve gleaned priceless wisdom and precious spiritual truths.

Imagine the impact God can exert in the lives of other people through you!

Because for Christians, retirement ought to be so much more than exotic vacations, golf games, and daytime television (though there’s nothing wrong with any of those things in moderation).

It ought to be about the two things Christian life is always about – divine relationship and faithful stewardship.

Not making much of my comfort, but making much of His goodness. 

Not bringing myself pleasure, but bringing Him glory.

Not pursuing my plans, but pursuing Him.

If you long to keep growing closer to God, and are willing to be a tool in His hand during this season of your life, consider confiding in Him  through the practice of praying the Scriptures.

Ask the Lord to help you continue growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). Pray that He would draw you ever closer to Him.

Acknowledge to the Lord that there is a season for everything, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Ask God to help you to trust Him and transition well through each change in your life, relying on Him as your solid Rock.

Agree with God that whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a person of understanding (Proverbs 17:27). Pray that the Lord would help you to choose your words carefully and distribute your wisdom with discernment.

Pray that God would help you pay careful attention to your way of life. Ask that He would give you wisdom to make the best use of your time, understanding that distractions abound. Pray that God would keep you from foolishness, and help you understand His will for this season in your life (Ephesians 5:15-17).

Ask the Lord to teach you to number your days that you may get a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12). Pray that He would equip you to be a good steward of each hour of your life.

Beg the Lord to continue producing fruit in your life. Gentlemen, ask Him to help you be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness.

Ladies, pray that you would be reverent in behavior, not a slanderer or slave to much wine.

Ask the Lord to help you be a good example of godly womanhood, and to lead you to a younger woman He would have you mentor (Titus 2:2-5).

Lift to the Lord the next generation of the Church. Ask Him to raise up faithful men who will devotedly teach and disciple others (2 Timothy 2:2). Men, pray that God would help you be a part of this teaching process as long as you are able, and in accordance with His leading.

Commit to the Lord that your hope will always rest in Him, and that you will praise Him more and more as time goes by. Share with Him your desire to tell others of His righteous acts and countless deeds of salvation.

Pray that you would be characterized by your conversations about the Lord’s mighty deeds and righteousness. Thank God for the salvation He granted to you, and for the way He has faithfully cared for you.

Echo the psalmist’s prayer: “So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come” (Psalm 71:14-18).

Acknowledge the truth that giving instruction to a wise man makes him still wiser, and teaching a righteous man causes him to increase in learning (Proverbs 9:9). Pray that God would give you a teachable spirit and a humble heart.

Ask that God would strengthen and equip you, lavishing His grace so that you can confidently but humbly encourage others to imitate you, because you are imitating Christ (I Corinthians 11:1).

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for a season of rest following years of hard and fruitful labor.

I pray that you would help me remember that as long as I’m alive on this earth, there’s no such thing as retirement from Your service.

Keep fresh on my mind the responsibility I bear for stewarding well the time, talents, and treasure You have given me. May I use them always for Your glory. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.

Источник: https://adivineencounter.com/prayers-for-retirement-grace-truth-week-46/

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