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Happy New Year – 2015

By grandparenting 2 years ago1 Comment

We are living in challenging times shaken by the unrest in the world around us. “The institution of the family is in a state of emergency. This core unit of civilization is being dismantled and ridiculed in today’s culture.” [1]photodune-7870504-happy-new-year-xs

The media-driven culture is trying to desensitize our grandchildren and many of their role models are disappointing them. God is being pushed to the perimeter of our culture at the time when we really need Him. Our grandchildren need us to stand in the gap with our prayers for them.

The GRAND magazine statistics show there are over 70 million grandparents in the United States. Can you imagine the effect we would have if all of us were praying diligently and deliberately for our grandchildren and their parents? We can make an impact on their generation and the world we live in.

It is hard not to get discouraged after listening to the daily events on the newscast. Do you worry and complain or does it make you pray more intentionally for the world our grandchildren are facing?

God has given us prayer as the best weapon against the evil in our world. The power of God is the only thing big enough to help us rise above the economic, hostile conditions and the difficult things we face in life. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:10, 11,Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devils scheme. As grandparents, we need to put on the amour of God by being in His Word, growing in our walk with the Lord.

THEN we will demonstrate a strong faith in the Lord and we will be an example to our families.

As we begin this new year of 2015, ask God how He would like you to intentionally pray for your grandchildren and their parents.

During this past year, I have shared many prayer suggestions with you to to pray more effectively for your grandchildren on my website and Facebook. I am sure that many of you have some great ideas God has given you. I would appreciate  share your ideas and suggestions. I think we, as grandparents need to work together so we can do the best job possible to stand in the gap for our dear grandchildren and their parents in these difficult days. I would love to hear from you. Please email me at lpenner@christiangrandparenting.net

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[i](Quote from email from Dr. James Dobson on 12-17-14)

 

 

 

 

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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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