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Photo Prayer Journal for Grandchildren

By grandparenting 3 years ago1 Comment

 Snow on deck 020A photo prayer journal is a working document to help grandparents pray intentionally for their grandchildren, whether they live far away or nearby. The photo prayer journal will make praying more meaningful. You will feel more connected when you see the pictures of your grandchildren as you are praying for them. I made my photo prayer journal in a three ring binder with a divider for each grandchild, that way I could redo it each year when they start a new school year.

Instructions for Photo Prayer Journal Profile Sheet

On the profile sheet, place your grandchild’s picture in the designated spot and complete the profile with his/her information.

Grandchild’s Profile

 (Place your grandchild’s picture here.)

Profile Sheet For ____________________




Telephone #: Cell #

E-mail address:

Birthday: Age:

Grade in school: School:




Favorite activities:

Character strengths:

(You may have other ideas to add to the profile.)

Instructions for Prayer Concern Sheet

Make a page to record the date, praises, prayer concerns, and the hopes and dreams for your grandchild on which you want to focus your prayers. If desired, choose a scripture from the “Scriptures to Pray for Grandchildren” or the list of “Prayer Suggestions for the Various Life’s Stages” or other suggestions from the book, Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren. Record your concerns about their safety, health, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual growth, strength to resist temptations and the deception of the world.


Use your creativity and make the Photo Prayer Journal to meet your needs, these are suggestions to get you started. I use the photo prayer journal only once or twice a week, however, it does make me feel more connected with the grandchildren.

If convenient, take your grandchildren out for a meal or ice cream to ask them for the information needed to fill out the profile sheets, and tell them why you are doing it. You

may also ask them the questions on the telephone, through e-mail, or however you find it convenient. If you are making the journal on the computer, use Print Shop or another program to enhance the pages, inserting your digital pictures, and making as many pages as you need.

I have had a number of grandmothers tell me how they have enjoyed the Photo Prayer Journals.

You may find more creative ideas to help you with your praying for your grandchildren in the book Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren available on this website. http://www.gdptpr.com.

Lillian Penner, National Prayer Coordinator, Christian Grandparenting Network







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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.

One Comment

  • Alicia Belanger says:

    Dear Lillian,
    I just want you to know that I loved reading your book and it has helped me with my Grandparents Prayer Group that meets monthly to pray for our grandchildren. During a support group session I had everyone make the photo prayer journal that you suggested and I just want to tell you that everyone loves it. The prayer journal has made all of us more aware of praying for our grandchildren on a daily basis. We also love your prayer sheet with suggestions on how to pray specifically for the different stages of life that our grandchildren are in. I refer to your book often at our grandparent meetings. Would you ever consider coming to speak to us ? I am located in Westfield, MA in the western part of the state. I am planning our third National Grandparents Day at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA on Sunday, Sept 13, 2015. Could you come and be part of it? What would be the cost ?
    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Alicia Belanger

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