“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 down from your throne. You exchanged your glory for flesh-and-blood and entered humanity. Your love carried you to the cross, where you suffered and died for the iniquity of us all. You were raised on the third day, victorious over sin and death.

Our grandchildren are precious, without a doubt. But, like us, they sin and “fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). They need to be washed in your blood. Let them repent of their sin and invite you into their lives as their Lord and Savior. Truth be told, we can’t imagine eternity without them.

We pray in your Name,

Amen.