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My Discovery when I started Praying God’s Word

By grandparenting 3 years agoNo Comments

I discovered God’s Word was a great resource to help me with my praying, not only for myBible family, but also for myself. In Hebrews 4:12 we read, “The Word of God is alive and powerful … It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

In her book, Jennifer Kennedy Dean writes, “Prayer is simply opening our lives to God, acknowledging our total dependence on Him … It is living in the presence of God, always in the process of being reshaped and recreated by Him.”1

According to Isaiah 55:11, “God’s Word will not return empty.” When we claim His promises and pray according to His will, He will accomplish his desires. I believe God hears our prayers and then saves them for the right time to answer.

If you subscribe to my blog on this website I will send you a free downloadable copy of “31 Scriptures to Pray for your grandchildren”. Just enter your name and email on the form on your right.

Here is a prayer adapted from Ephesians 1:17–23

(Insert grandchild’s name)

Dear Father, I ask you, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give _______ spiritual wisdom and understanding to grow in his/her love for you.

I pray that the eyes of _______ heart will be flooded with light so that he/she can know the hope and glorious future you want to share with him/ her.

I pray ______ will begin to understand how incredibly great your power is to help those who believe in you.

I pray ___________will realize that the same mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead and seated him at your right hand is available to him/her today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lillian Penner

1. Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Live a Praying Life, (Birmingham: New Hope Publishers, 2003), p. 31.




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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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