Is Prayer Restricted by Age?

God’s Spirit nudged me, urging me to ask a seemingly ridiculous, possibly rhetorical, question. Is prayer restricted by age? Praying with Children Last week, I had the pleasure of serving as a “prayer angel” at our vacation Bible school. My responsibilities were...

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Praying for Grandparents Around the World

Abba Father, We pray on behalf of our fellow grandparents, who live throughout the world. We realize that we are as different and diverse as the miles, which separate us. We pray for the grandparents who grieve over the birth of a new grandchild, because its means...

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LORD, Help My Unbelief

Mark 9:14-29 Have you ever been embarrassed—flushed cheeks and all—by a movie’s leading character? That’s how I feel every time I read Mark’s account of “The Healing of the Boy with the Unclean Spirit” (Mark 9:14-29). I want to signal, "Hush!" before the dad has a...

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Praying for our Grandchildren’s Earthly Fathers

Abba Father, Today, we pray and give thanks for our grandchildren’s earthly fathers. We pray that, like David, they will be men after your own heart, men walking in obedience to your will (Acts 13:22). Let them draw deeper into Christ’s love every day. We pray they...

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Praying God Protects our Grandchildren from Evil

Heavenly Father, The enemy is a counterfeit fisherman. He is angling for his prey. He cast his lies and jiggles his bait, all the while, hoping to reel-in another unsuspecting soul. Heavenly Father, please rescue our children and grandchildren. Rescue them from being...

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Praying for the Marriages of Our Adult Children

Father God, We pray that our adult children and their spouses honor the covenant of marriage. Let them be attentive to this covenant by investing the time needed to nurture and maintain a strong relationship with You and each other. Let their marriage bed remain...

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Praying for the Faith of Our Grandchildren

Lord Jesus, We pray for the strengthening of our grandchildren's faith. Let them believe that You are the Christ, the Savior of the world. Let them grow in faith each time they hear or read God's Word (Romans 10:17). Let them be of courage, as they dare to be...

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Putting on the Armor of God

  Lord Jesus, We realize that we are in a battle. The battle, however, isn’t “against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness” (Ephesians 6:12). Forgive us for the countless times that...

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Prayer for Teenager and Pre-Teen Grandchildren

Common Scenario: A teenager walks awkwardly along the fringe, trying to keep in step with a group of wayward peers. Weeks pass, and his awkwardness disappears. He stands in the way of sinners. Soon, he’ll sit in the company of mockers, revered by yet another teen who...

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Prayer for Grandparents Who Carry Heavy Burdens

Father God, Many grandparents face tremendous burdens and heartache. Some grandparents are denied the opportunity to mention Jesus’ name in the presence of their grandchildren, while other grandparents are denied a relationship with their grandchildren, altogether....

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Prayer for Our Grandchildren’s Teachers

Heavenly Father, We thank you in advance for the teachers, which You have chosen for our grandchildren; we are privileged to pray in their behalf. We pray that you bless our grandchildren’s teachers with a fulfilling school year. Give them the ability to create a...

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Salvation Prayer for Our Grandchildren

“Arise, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you” (Ephesians 5:14). Dearest Lord Jesus, We pray diligently that you awaken our grandchildren to your glorious gift of salvation. Two thousand years ago, you removed your heavenly crown and stepped...

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Grandparents Day of Prayer

If you wander through a Hallmark store during the final weeks of August, you’ll notice cards celebrating National Grandparents Day. You won’t find any cards for Grandparents Day of Prayer, even though its date coincides with National Grandparents Day. Grandparents Day...

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Thanksgiving for Our Grandchildren

Dearest Lord Jesus, We set aside a few moments today to glorify you and to offer our humble thanks for our precious grandchildren. They are the apple of our eyes, the “crown of the aged” (Proverbs 17:6) who bring us indescribable joy. More importantly, they are the...

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Prayer for Parents at the Start of a New School Year

Heavenly Father, Our grandchildren’s parents are busily preparing for a new school year, purchasing clothes and last-minute school supplies, arranging carpool and planning lunches. Some breathe a sigh of relief, thankful that routine will soon return to their homes....

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Prayer that We Can Be Intentional, Christian Grandparents

Dearest Lord Jesus, We fail in our feeble attempts to be intentional Christian grandparents. We give “urgent matters” priority over the important things in life. We fail to pray for our grandchildren and their parents. We forget to share our faith stories when...

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