Christian Grandparenting Network has a passion to encourage and equip grandparents to pray for their grandchildren. Our mission is to challenge grandparents around the world to intentionally and regularly come together to pray, interceding for their grandchildren, children and communities. In the Pray! Magazine, Arlyn Lawrence writes, “Intercession is one of the ways God designed for us to partner with Him in bringing His loving presence into our aching world.”1
In Isaiah 58:6 we read that we can “loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke” in our world. One of the ways we can break these chains is by “standing in the gap” for our dear grandchildren.
Just as Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews, when they were physically threatened. Today grandparents can stand in the gap with prayer for their grandchildren as the enemy threatens their spiritual lives
Christian Grandparents Network has formed Grandparents@ Prayer (G@P) intercessory prayer groups as a way to call grandparents together to pray for each other’s grandchildren and their families. There are about 30 G@P groups throughout the world meeting on a regular basis to pray together that I am aware of. Groups meet in retirement centers, schools, churches, and homes weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as often as the group desires. The grandparents meet together in small or large groups on a regular basis to unite in prayer at a designated location for 1 hour or so of guided prayer and fellowship.
Participating grandparents comment that they appreciate having a safe place to share their concerns and know other grandparents are praying with them for their grandchildren. Our grandchildren are growing up in a very troubled fragmented world needing a lot of prayer.
I have guidelines and more information available to help you get started. Please reply to this email and I will send them to you right away. This is a good time to start. I have also written the book, Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren available on this website for a discounted price of $11.00 including shipping. A free downloadable study guide is available which many groups have used for their G@P groups.
By Lillian Penner