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Happy Teenage Girl Embracing Grandmother From BehindWill you stand in the GAP with prayer for your grandchildren?

Grandparents are encouraged for a special time of prayer for their grandchildren on the National Grandparents Day on September 8. Will you unite with grandparents worldwide to make this a special Day of Prayer?

As the moral and spiritual climate in our world is eroding, it is becoming more difficult for our grandchildren to grow up in a Christ-like environment.

Fighting the opposition with our prayers for the ongoing guidance and spiritual growth of our grandchildren takes daily discipline. To pray effectively, we need to know their frustrations, dreams, fears, concerns, and expectations. Now and then, we need to ask them, “What is going on in your life right now? How can I pray for you?” We also need to ask their parents how we can specifically pray for them, especially the younger ones.

To fight for our families as Nehemiah told the Israelites to do, ¹ we have to pray intentionally and regularly. According to God’s Word, praying for our children and grandchildren should be a high priority for us. Not all prayers are going to be answered immediately or even in our lifetimes. However, God will acknowledge our intercessory prayers and answer them at just the right time.

To learn more about Grandparents Day of Prayer go to http://www.gocgn.com/day-of-prayer

Lillian Penner, Prayer Coordinator

¹ Nehemiah 4:14

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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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