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Why is there an Urgency to Pray for our Grandchildren?

By grandparenting 5 years agoNo Comments

I am the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network and I would like to
share my thoughts about WHY there is an urgency to pray for our grandchildren.

We live in a time of extraordinary circumstances and events. We have seen many events of evil in our world over the past year with many innocent lives taken away from us. In our society, our nation, our world— we see the need of grandparents actively influencing their grandchildren for Christ. We need to be intentional. It takes an effort. It takes prayer. It takes you.

Our role as grandparents in the lives of our grandchildren is unique and powerful. Our influence is incredibly important. Never forget that no matter who we are or what our situation is, God is in it with us. He has the power to make our
efforts for His kingdom take root and bear fruit. He just needs us to stay involved. Show up. Be there. Stay in the game, get in the fight. Then watch what God does through us to reach our grandchildren for Him.

The younger generation seems to perceive Christianity in a negative way. It is likely that our grandchildren’s friends and classmates will only serve to undermine the spiritual values we have tried to impart.

However, even though it seems discouraging at times, we have an awesome God who is always there for us. Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”. What a wonderful privilege we have to partner with Him in prayer for our dear loved ones.

Christian Grandparenting Network has formed Grandparents @ Prayer intercessory pray groups as a way to call grandparents to unite to pray for each other’s grandchildren and their families.

My challenge to you is to take up the call to start a Grandparents @ Prayer group in your area. Invite other grandparents you know to link arms with you and form a group to intercede for the next generations. Pray about whom you could invite to join you to stand in the gap to pray for your grandchildren. You can start with just praying with a friend, overtime it will grow.

I will be happy to send you guidelines to help you get started, just go to http://www.christiangrandparenting.net/prayer/grandparents-prayer/participate-in-gap,  fill out the request form and I will send you additional information.

Next Week I will be sharing in my blog about the upcoming Grandparents Day of Prayer telling you about the free download.

 

 

 

 

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Lillian is the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network for many years. She is a speaker, blogger and authored Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren. She and her husband have 3 sons, 9 grandchildren and 2 greats.

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