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Why Pray for your Grandchildren?

By grandparenting 4 years agoNo Comments

A family, with parents, children and grandparents, relaxing in a parkToday our nation is being attacked like never before educationally, socially, financially and spiritually. Christianity itself is under assault, and parents and grandparents are involved in a tug of war for the hearts and minds of their children.

Life for young parents has never been as difficult, overwhelming and confusing as it is today. Many of us thought it was hard raising children in the 70’s and 80’s but we didn’t have the technology overload distracting our children as we do today. Our children are being desensitized by the television, music, and other forms of media which they enjoy. As Christian grandparents, our challenge is to ask God to place a shield of protection around our grandchildren physically emotionally, and spiritually and their parents.

It is time for grandparents to join in prayer for their dear grandchildren and their parents who are raising them and the grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. As the the Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network I would encourage you to ask other grandparents to join you to pray for each others grandchildren. Many grandparents tell me how they enjoy having a safe place to share common concerns for their grandchildren. There are at least 30 groups of grandparents throughout the U.S. joining in prayer for their dear grandchildren.

I will be happy to send you guidelines to start a small group. Just email me at lpenner@christiangrandparenting.net. I hope to hear from you soon.

“The prayer of a righteous grandparent (man) is effective.” James 5:16b


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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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