Grandparent with a Purpose
“A patient man has great understanding,
But a quick-tempered man displays folly.” Proverbs 14:29
Father, please give my grandchild the ability to control her impatience.
Allow him/her to understand that You are sovereign in all situations
and that You direct his/her comings and goings.
Teach her not to expect to have her way in all things.
Please show her that Your love desires the best for her;
then help her to wait patiently on Your timing.
Application: Work a puzzle with your grandchild. Discuss how patient one has to be to find the right pieces when putting a puzzle together. The same is true with God’s work.
This prayer suggestion is used by permission from “My Grandmother is. . . praying for me” by Kathryn March, Pamela Ferris, and Susan Kelton. They are three ordinary grandmothers desiring to pray for the next generation to become men and women of strong character and great faith. They have a verse from the Proverbs, a prayer for the verse and an application for each day of the year. I have found the book an excellent resource for praying from my grandchildren, especially for character development. You may order the book from their website: www.mygrandmotheris.com.
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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).