Keeping the THANKS in Thanksgiving

Keeping the THANKS in Thanksgiving

  INTRODUCTION: Have you noticed how the world continues to encroach upon Thanksgiving? Every year, the “holy” part of this holiday is being chiseled away and replaced by shopping, football and our anticipation for Christmas. Make no mistake, there is nothing wrong...

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Preparing Our Hearts for Thanksgiving

Preparing Our Hearts for Thanksgiving

  Father God, Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die the cross for us. Through Him, we have “gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand” (Romans 5:2). Thank You for showering us with material blessings such as warm clothes, fuel in our gas...

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Prayer for Our Grandchildren at Halloween

Prayer for Our Grandchildren at Halloween

  Lord Jesus, We humbly approach Your throne of grace, interceding for our grandchildren. Please safeguard their hearts. Keep them from becoming enamored by the supernatural, thereby opening the door to Satan’s influence. Steer them away from the occult, witchcraft...

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How to Share Your Faith Story with Your Grandchildren

How to Share Your Faith Story with Your Grandchildren

  Grandparents love to shop for their grandchildren. There’s nothing wrong with purchasing strollers or cribs, dance shoes or soccer balls. However, the greatest gift that we can give our children can’t be purchased online or picked up at a big-box store. It won’t...

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Having the Heart to Forgive Others

Having the Heart to Forgive Others

  Heavenly Father, We pray that our grandchildren relinquish their hurt to You when others offend or mistreat them. Please wash away their anger, bitterness, hurt, disappointment, malicious thoughts and desire to seek revenge. Let them abound with love and...

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Autumn, a Beautiful Season of Life

Autumn, a Beautiful Season of Life

  Father God, We celebrate autumn’s splendor, thanking You for painting the world in a fresh, new look—replacing the green of summer with a vast array of reds, oranges and golds. You have given us an abundant harvest and offered us a respite from the intensity of...

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Understanding the Depth of God’s Love

Understanding the Depth of God’s Love

  Lord Jesus, Please bless our grandchildren with a spiritual awareness beyond their years of the depth and breadth of Your unconditional love. Let them realize that if they go up to the heavens, You are there, waiting for them. If they make their bed in the depths,...

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Prayer for the Quenching of the Forest Fires

Prayer for the Quenching of the Forest Fires

  Heavenly Father, Today, we pray for the residents living on the West coast. Raging wildfires, fueled by strong winds and low humidity, have swept across their land. The fires have scorched hundreds of thousands of acres, destroying homes and churches, businesses and...

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A Special Prayer Written for Grandparents Everywhere

A Special Prayer Written for Grandparents Everywhere

Dear God, Thank you for the grandparents who selflessly offer their time, resources and hearts to their grandchildren. Help them be the best grandparents they can be. Give them wisdom and discernment, as they strive to find a balance between being too strict or...

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Praying for a Weekend of Rest and Renewal

Praying for a Weekend of Rest and Renewal

Heavenly Father, Many of us are overcommitted, overwhelmed, overworked and overwrought. Therefore, we seek You and pray for the gift of rest and renewal this Labor Day Weekend. We ask this not only for ourselves but for our adult children and their families. Please...

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Let’s Pray Our Grandchildren Love the Bible!

Let’s Pray Our Grandchildren Love the Bible!

  Heavenly Father, We pray our grandchildren come to love the Holy Bible and the Truths contained in its pages. Let them discover that “Your Word is a lamp to (their) feet and a light to (their) path” (Psalm 119:105). Let them memorize Your Word, remembering that it’s...

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Have You Considered Fasting in Conjunction With Prayer?

Have You Considered Fasting in Conjunction With Prayer?

  Can you describe the present condition of your heart? If your heart is like mine, it’s heavy. It’s saddled by the uncertainties of the times in which we are living. It’s encumbered by concerns for our adult children as they worry about job security and whether or...

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A New School Year Will Soon Begin!

A New School Year Will Soon Begin!

  Heavenly Father, We pray for our grandchildren as they prepare to meet this year’s teachers and tackle tougher subject matter. Let them approach their studies, especially difficult material, with determination and diligence. Broaden their understanding of...

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Pray for Older Grandchildren Returning to School

Pray for Older Grandchildren Returning to School

Heavenly Father, We pray for our grandchildren who are heading back to high school and college. Protect them from any pitfalls, which await them. Pitfalls called identity-crisis, self-worth and peer pressure. Pitfalls persuading them to challenge and rebel against...

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Ways to Observe Grandparents Day of Prayer Virtually

Ways to Observe Grandparents Day of Prayer Virtually

Join us on September 13, 2020 The purpose of Grandparents’ Day of Prayer is to raise an awareness of prayer among today’s Christian grandparents. The day is normally celebrated in churches, homes and Christian schools. Social distancing, however, imposes restrictions...

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Prayer for Help During the Pandemic

Prayer for Help During the Pandemic

Heavenly Father, We groan under the weight of this pandemic and the uncertainties, which accompany it. Therefore, we "lift up (our) eyes to the mountains—where does (our) help come from? (Our) help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1-2,...

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Prayer for the Upcoming School Year

Prayer for the Upcoming School Year

  Abba Father, We pray for the upcoming school year. Please give our governors, state boards of education, administrators, counselors and teachers wisdom and discernment as they make difficult decisions about how to proceed. Guide them as they strive to create an...

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Surviving as a Single Mom (by Terri Sherrow)

Surviving as a Single Mom (by Terri Sherrow)

(I am thrilled to welcome Terri Sherrow as my guest blogger. Terri serves on the Prayer Ministry Staff of Christian Grandparenting Network.) I have been a single mother since my forty-year-old daughter was six years old. I didn’t choose for my marriage to end, While I...

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