Are You Praying For Your Grandkids?

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Are you a praying grandma? One of the most powerful things we can do for our grandchildren is to pray for them. In fact, I would go so far as to say, that it is our responsibility to pray for our grandchildren.

When you think about it, grandmother-hood is really just the second chapter of motherhood. 

Remember when your children were little? You could hardly see past bedtime. 

Praying grandmas not only see past the current stage of life a child is in, we see the road they’re on.

Nothing is more heartbreaking than to watch our grandchildren go through tough times. Recently, one of my children suffered a devastating divorce. The children were caught in the middle. It was ugly.

Each parent had a different way of dealing with talking to the children about divorce. One considered everything surrounding the divorce as “adult” problems–not to be shared with children. The other thought that nothing should be hidden from the children.  He poured out his frustrations and court findings into the hearts of his nine and 10-year-old daughters. The result was children with mixed emotions and anger issues. 

When there is nothing you can do to change the physical circumstances, praying for them can mend their hearts.

Just because we can’t make demands on our children, or our grandchildren, doesn’t mean we can’t take our case to our God. 

When our children are in the thick of the fight, trying to find their way– a praying mom, or grandma can create the light they need.

Praying for your grandchildren through all the stages of life, during the good and the bad times, is the very best present we can give them.

Here are a few scriptures to get you started. 

Psalms 91:11 (NIV): “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

Father, command your angels over my grandchildren. That they guard them, and keep them safe, keep them from evil, that they find goodness as they grow. 

2 Thessalonians 3:2: “And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.”

Dear Lord, our grandchildren are growing up in such a frightening world. There is evil everywhere we turn. Please, keep them from wicked and evil people. I know that this is a fallen world, and our grandchildren must choose for themselves to follow you. While they are still finding their way to you, I pray that you keep evil people far from them. Please Lord, instead, bring people into their lives that will lead them to you.

And of course, my very favorite scripture. This is one that has seen my family through so many dark days.

Jeremiah 29:11(NIV): “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Father in heaven, only you know the depth of goodness you have planned for my grandchildren. I pray, that you will reveal your goodness to them, that they see that only goodness comes from your hand. Even when life is full of turmoil, it’s in you that we find our hope. 

Do you have any special prayers? Or do you have a special prayer that you have taught your grandchild to pray? 

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