Grandparent with a Purpose
In my conversations and emails, I find that many grandparents are grieving for their grandchildren who are not walking in the ways of the Lord, but are following the deception of the enemy who is trying to steal the hearts of our dear grandchildren.
Jesus says, “The thief (enemy) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they might have life and have it to the full” John 15:10. Pray that grandchildren will come to know Jesus and have new life who is the only one who can give them fulfillment in their lives.
Pray for the heart-broken grandparents whose grandchildren are dealing with the following issues:
1. Extremely or terminally ill 9. Selfish and/or arrogant
2. In drug recovery 10. Not in church/Sunday School
3. In rebellion 11. Dishonor their parents
4. Posted as missing children 12. Neglected or abused in any way
5. Flirting with worldly temptations 13. In prison
6. Hooked on porn 14. In war zones
7. Not walking in truth 15. In a “far country”
8. Not in homes that honor Christ as Savior 16. Strained relationships
The recently published book Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for your Grandchildren by Lillian Penner will challenge you and give you more creative ideas to pray intentionally for your grandchildren. From cell phones, photo prayer journals, and Scriptures to Pray you will find tools that will work for you. The book is available at www.christiangrandparenting.net
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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).