Grandparent with a Purpose
As grandparents, we need to pray our grandchildren will grow to stand strong in their faith and God will place an armor of protection over them as they go to school. I prayed that God would place a hedge of protection around my three boys’ everyday before they left for school.
Our younger grandchildren have challenges with lying, cheating, disobedience to parents, teachers, etc. Our older teenage grandchildren and our young adult grandchildren need protection, as they tend to push the boundaries of godly lifestyles. The devil is deceptive and he tries to distract them from walking with the Lord.
Pray your grandchildren will:
1. Recognize the deception of the world.
2. Put on the whole armor of God so they are ready to fight their daily temptations.
3. Arm themselves with Christ’s righteousness by repenting of their sins.
4. Stand firm with the belt of truth (God’s Word).
5. Hold the shield of faith to recognize and extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil
6. Memorize the Word of God so the Holy Sprit can use it when needed to withstand the
7. Be alert, self-controlled, and stand firm in their faith.
Dear Heavenly Father,
You know how easily my grandchildren can be influenced
by their friends—the fashions, music, their passions and problems.
I ask You to protect ___________ and draw each of his/her friends unto Yourself.
May Your Presence in the lives of my grandchildren be a clear and consistent witness
Of your redeeming power to their friends. 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).