Grandparents’ Day of Prayer is coming up September 13. It’s a good day to remember the impact of faithful prayer for grandchildren and to join with others to actually pray. You can learn more at the Grandparenting with a Purpose website.
Grandparenting with a Purpose is a book and ministry of Lilllian Penner, and her site offers lots of prayer tips for grandparents.
You also can keep up with Lillian on her Facebook page,
Throughout each year, I try to pray often for my grandchildren, something like this:
Thank you for my grandchildren! May they know and walk in your Word, and may it prepare them to choose Jesus early in their lives. May they follow him all the days of their lives.
Give them discernment as they grow, and spare them experimentation that would pull them away from you. Help them stand. But when they do fall, as they will, may they quickly and gladly receive your forgiveness and mercy and go forward again.
May they always shine brightly for you. Give them large, loving hearts. Guide them as they develop and use the abilities and talents you’ve placed in them for the good of the world. May they love your church and learn to use their spiritual gifts for the good of the Body.
Keep them healthy and strong. Protect them every day by your power and by the wisdom of your Word.
Guide their marriage and career decisions. Bless their future spouses.
Bless their parents with your wisdom and mercy too. May they always look to you to know how to live and how to love and raise these precious ones! Amen.
This year we’ll have all four of our grandboys (and their moms and dads and one big dog) here in town and at our house with us on this special day.
Which ALSO is the day we’re celebrating my next big birthday. (I will let you guess which one!)