Grandparent with a Purpose
This year for Father’s Day, send the father of your grandchildren a greeting card with this prayer, in addition to praying this prayer for them yourself.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the fathers of my grandchildren.
I ask your blessing on them as they train and lead my grandchildren
into a purposeful and meaningful life.
Help them to faithfully teach their children, my grandchildren, Your Word
since it is a “lamp to our feet and a light to our path.”
May they lead them to an acceptance of salvation through Jesus Christ’s sacrificial love.
Help them to model Christ-like love to their children in all of life’s experiences
so my grandchildren will know the path to a blessed life.
Help them to trust in Your wisdom to be the spiritual leader in the home.
Give them a deep desire to have an ever-growing relationship with Christ.
In Christ’s name, Amen
Written by John Penner
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National Prayer Coordinator
Lillian Ann Penner is the author of Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren, speaker, National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network, directing the Grandparents@Prayer groups. She and her husband, John, have been married over 50 years and currently reside in Portland, OR. They have three married sons and nine grandchildren, who are the love of their life.
Lillian has been active in church ministry for over 50 years, led a mentoring ministry for women, participated in short term mission’s trip in Ukraine, and volunteered with several Christian ministries. Currently, she is involved in the leadership of a women’s Bible study and the 55+ group in her church. She blogs on several websites, as well as her own on (www.grandparentingwithapurpose.com).