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Pray for the Adult Influences your Grandchildren Face in School

By grandparenting 3 years agoNo Comments

Have you noticed all the “First day of school” photos filling up your Facebook and Friends By BusInstagram feeds. School crossing signs are popping up again in our neighborhoods as we are driving in your area.

Have you thought about praying for the many adults who influence your grandchildren? Are the adults involved in your grandchildren’s lives good role models?

Adults who have influence on your grandchildren may be their other grandparents, teachers, principal, coaches, carpool or bus drivers, Sunday school teachers, children’s directors, pastors, youth leaders, neighbors, scout leaders, extra-curricular activity teachers, doctors, etc. Many other adult influences indirectly affect our grandchildren, including elected and appointed officials, (local, state, and federal), TV producers, developers of electronic games, musicians, textbook authors, members of the media, fashion designers, etc.

Ask your grandchildren for their teachers’ names, and, if possible, meet their teachers and others involved in their lives so you know for whom you are praying. It makes praying more personal if you have an opportunity to tell them you are praying for them.


Dear Father, I pray the adult influences of my grandchild

will always speak the truth, model lives of integrity to the children,

and transport the children safely, looking out for the children’s best interest.

I pray they will make the children feel safe, protecting them

from verbal, emotional, and physical abuse. 

I pray they will be encouragers to the children, live blameless lives,

do what is right, and speak the truth with a sincere heart.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


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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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