Sibling Rivalry

Written by Sherry Schumann

Sherry Schumann is an author of 2 books and prayer coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network.

October 6, 2021


Abba Father,

The sibling rivalry between our grandchildren disrupts their family unity. We worry that if this constant bickering goes unchecked, it will follow our grandchildren into adulthood.

First, we pray for the parents of our grandchildren. Let them create a safe environment, free from comparison or favoritism. If and when arguments arise, which they naturally do, please show these devoted parents when and how to intervene effectively.

Second, we pray for precious grandchildren. Please let them treat each other with kindness. Remind them that “a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). Let them be secure in their parents’ love and affection, so they don’t feel the need to compete. 

Please restore unity and peace to our families, so that together we may rejoice and sing, “Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers (and sisters) dwell in unity” (Psalm 133:1).

In your Son’s name, we pray.   


©2021, Sherry Schumann

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