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People of prayer, ask God to send workers

Daily headlines report how United States employers are experiencing a significant shortage of qualified workers, and this is certainly true among aging services providers. Many older adults are anxiously waiting to receive the services they need as providers and family caregivers are stretched thin.

Presbyterian Homes & Services and other faith-based senior living organizations continue to take action to meet these challenges, moving forward to recruit, retain and develop dedicated employees for this purposeful work.

Along with our best efforts and creative initiatives, we are people of prayer. So, we turn to God in faith and trust.

Will you please join us?

We have reached out to faith leaders in area congregations and institutions with whom we share this ministry, inviting them to be in prayer with us. Now, we invite our readers to join us as well. As Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:37-38).

  • We are praying that God would stir the hearts of people who are seeking purposeful work to find this in service to older adults. 
  • We’re also asking God to help us find the courage to reach out to people we might know to consider offering their strengths and talents in this ministry.
  • And we are praying for all senior living employees and volunteers, that God would renew our passion for older adults, restore the full joy and gladness of our service and help us never grow weary of doing good. 

We have created a prayer toolkit on our website. Sample prayers, a newsletter article, social media posts and more are available for individuals and faith organizations to download and use. Please share these resources with your faith leaders and others who might join us in prayer.


Thank God for those who serve

We are grateful for all of those who provide care for older adults. They are remarkable people who bring their skill and love into their work every day. In the past 20 months they have been shouldering increased workloads and have risen to new and changing practices in face of the pandemic and workforce shortages. They continue to give of themselves every day with resolve, dedication and joy.

We believe they deserve every effort we can offer to bring relief to this current workforce shortage and to give them hope that others will join them in this vital ministry.


 

Thank you for supporting us in prayer

The kind words and prayers our employees have received from residents, family, friends and their own faith communities are significant and sustaining to their good work. Thank you to all who have and will join this great circle of prayer.


Do you know someone looking for more purpose in their work? Share the good news and the many opportunities to join our team at www.preshomes.org/careers.

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