Praying for the Marriages of Our Adult Children

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Our Grandchildren as They Start a New School Year

Prayer for Our Grandchildren as They Start a New School Year

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6). Heavenly Father, Today, we pray for our grandchildren as they start a new school year. Let them be courteous, cooperative and respectful of their teachers and classmates as...

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Prayer for Parents at the Start of a New School Year

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

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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Prayer that our Grandchildren Have the Courage to Stand Up

Prayer that our Grandchildren Have the Courage to Stand Up

Dearest LORD Jesus, Please give our grandchildren the courage, fortitude and resilience to… stand for what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8) stand beside the downtrodden, the outcast, the bullied and those who are alone...

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STRETCHER-BEARERS

STRETCHER-BEARERS

Who are the Stretcher-Bearers? Let's consider a familiar Gospel story--the story of the four stretcher-bearers and the paralytic (Luke 5:17-26)--in a not-so-familiar fashion. Instead of a story about faith and friendship, let's consider it as a metaphor for prayer....

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What Do You Do When You Can’t Find a Rainbow?

What Do You Do When You Can’t Find a Rainbow?

I peered over the steering wheel, my heart burdened by many things. Despite the rain pelting against the front windshield, sunlight streamed through my side window. Desperately, I searched the sky for a rainbow—knowing that if I spied a rainbow, my spirits would lift....

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Practicing Piety

Practicing Piety

Jesus chastised the scribes and Pharisees for practicing piety, falsely. “You are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you...

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A Grandparent is Like a Farmer

A Grandparent is Like a Farmer

Which Farmer Will Yield a Harvest? A farmer trudges through the field with his muck boots squishing in puddles left by an early spring rain. He grips an old hoe in his right hand, and a pouch heavy with seeds is slung over his opposite shoulder. Every movement he...

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