The nation is being called to honor and pray for the elderly
later this month, on July 19.
It's called the 7-1-9 Project and uses Psalms 71:9 as its
The scripture has King David, a man who had everything and
everyone he needed, saying, "Do not cast me away when I am old; do
not forsake me when my strength is gone."
Jeff Flinn is heading the 7-1-9 project, which is calling people to
prayer for the elderly on July 19 at 7:19 pm local time.
The 7-1-9 Project calls on Americans to do three things this
July 19: to remember,
respect and finds ways to reconnect with the elderly.
On that day, Flinn asks believers "to join us in remembering the
elderly that are in our communities and pray for them."
The goal, he says, it to "raise the flag of remembrance" to
encourage people to think about the elderly who live in their
community that often go unseen.
The 7-1-9 Project starts in Tupelo, Mississippi with music,
prayer, special speakers and sharing of creative ideas to reconnect
with aging. But it's an idea that will hopefully spread
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