Source of All, Creator of Times and Seasons,
I am tired.
I have suffered so many losses—family, long-time friends, my home, my community, and now, my independence.
Only You and I know how much I feel like a stranger in this new place full of new people, this place where I have come to live the last part of my life.
I feel so alone.
I long to have someone to sit with at meals, to join in activities,
people to talk with, people who will grow to care about me and people for whom I will grow to care.
I yearn for friends.
Eternal Rock of Israel,
Help me to overcome my fear of starting over.
Bless me with the energy to reach out to my fellow residents.
Strengthen me and give me the courage to seek out and form new relationships.
Help me to once again feel the joy and blessing of belonging.