"The prayer of a righteous man (grandparent) is powerful and effective." James 5:16b
Christian Grandparenting Network is thrilled to announce the formation of "Grandparents@ Prayer," (G@P) an intercessory prayer group for grandparents to pray together for each other's grandchildren and families.
These are challenging moral and spiritual times in which we live, especially for our grandchildren. A media-driven culture has desensitized our grandchildren and pushed the boundaries of a Christ-like lifestyle. "The role of grandparenting in the second half of life is becoming more important than anyone would ever have imagined. The rescue of our culture may well rest on the shoulders of today's grandparents. What an incredible call for the second half of life." 1. Do we, as grandparents, understand the mighty and powerful force that prayer can be for our grandchildren in these times?
Years ago, Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews. Today grandparents can stand in the gap with prayer for their grandchildren.
As grandparents, we can make a significant difference in the world by praying regularly and deliberately for our grandchildren and their parents. We have an opportunity to powerfully touch the lives of another generation for eternity.
I experienced, firsthand, the impact my prayers can have when I received a letter from my oldest granddaughter in which she wrote: "Your phone calls, cards, and emails were encouraging and made a significant impact on my life, especially in my teenage and college years. Your prayers and encouragement have been rock-solid reminders of God's truth in my incredible, crazy life-shaping years, and now in my married life. Your prayers help me surrender the craziness of my life to God."
Here is the challenge I am laying before you. Will you take up the call to start or participate in a
G@P group in your area? Invite other grandparents in your area to join you in the building of a G@P group to intercede for the next generations. My husband and I participate in a G@P group and find it a blessing to pray with other grandparents for our grandchildren.
Check out the format of a G@P group, the current locations, read the testimonials, and request additional information.
National Prayer Coordinator
Christian Grandparenting Network
Telephone # 971-404-5334
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children (grandchildren) are walking with the Lord." III John 1: 4
1 Randy Swanson, "Broken Contract" Significant Living magazine, issue May/June 2009, p44.
© 2012 Lillian Penner
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