The “Back to School” sales have started and the school bells will be soon ringing for our grandchildren. In some areas, school starts in mid-August while others not starting until after Labor Day. The beginning of the school year can be an anxious time for the grandchildren with new teachers, new classmates, especially if they are going to a new school setting. They may have to adjust to new coaches, bus drivers, car pools, and other new situations.
A good Bible verse to encourage the grandchildren to memorize is Isaiah 41:10 “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.” It will assure them that God is with them when they are afraid or uncomfortable.
Suggestions to pray for the grandchildren in school.
Pray they will . . .
- Be motivated, disciplined, and challenged in their learning experience.
- Desire to do their very best.
- Be cooperative with their teachers.
- Have a safe, healthy classroom environment.
- Treat others with respect.
- Choose friends who will have a positive influence.
- Develop a strong healthy self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Courage to speak biblical truth in the classroom.
- Recognize the deception of worldly thinking.
- Be covered with God’s safekeeping physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- Have a balanced view of their beauty, charm, and strength.
- Learn to be responsible for their actions and behavior.
When you subscribe to receive this blog weekly, I will send you “31 Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren” for additional suggestions to pray for your grandchildren.
If you know grandparents whose grandchildren are going back to school, you may want to ask them to join you to start a Grandparents @ Prayer (G@P) group, which is an intercessory prayer group praying for their grandchildren.
I have three granddaughters in a Christian school and when I approached the principal about starting a G@PO group, he was very pleased. Our group has been meeting for several years now and we plan to meet once each month with the principal again when school starts. Since my husband and I participate in the G@P group at our granddaughter’s school, we feel more involved in their education.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to learn more about starting a G@P prayer group.
©2012 Lillian Penner