A Grandfather’s Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father, Your Word proclaims that children are a gift from God.
My children have blessed me with many grandchildren, and I thank you for each one.
I pray that I will carry on your hope to our future generations.
My prayer for each grandchild is that they will experience your fullness in their daily walk with You.
May they desire to live for You, guard their steps, and draw near to You, experiencing your love for them.
In times of testing may their hearts and minds be drawn to you, causing them to remember your Word,
and give them a way to escape as you promise.
In addition, help them to honor you through the life you’ve given to them.
Help me, as their grandfather to reflect a clear image of You through the life you have given to me.
I trust You to give me patience and love to influence, and encourage them into your grace.
I commit each one of my grandchildren into your care and blessing.
In Your precious name, I pray, Amen.
Written by John Penner, Portland, Oregon, 2009
Taken from the book Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren
available on this website.