Grandparent with a Purpose
I have been blogging about praying for our children as they go back to school but let’s not forget their parents. The families schedules are going to be changing with getting ready for school in the morning, homework, and additional activities, which puts stress on the families.
Our children have a great responsibility parenting our grandchildren in these insecure, unstable times we live in today. Young families are busy with their jobs, church activities, children’s activities, etc. There are many distractions for them in their marriage, employment, and parenting. In today’s broken world, Satan’s purpose is to destroy the family. It is important that we pray God will give our children wisdom and time management in their monumental task of guiding our grandchildren in the ways of the Lord.
Dear Lord, first, I want to thank you for the parents of my grandchildren.
Help my children to value their children in the same way You value them.
I pray they will commit to the responsibility You have given them
to teach their children to love You and train them
according to your parenting manual, God’s Word.
Give our children wisdom to manage their time
so they will be able to take the time to teach our grandchildren the ways of the Lord. Give them wisdom in how to nurture and care for the children.
I pray they will be loving and caring parents.
May the children see their home and family as a “safe place.”
Help them to rule their home well, not provoking the children to anger.
Help them to be fair and understand the children as You understand us.
Pour out your Spirit upon my children as they parent my dear grandchildren.
Bless their homes. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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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).