Stories from G@P participants
A Grandmother in Oregon Shares:
Praying for my grandchild has been a priority for me. However, last summer I was invited to a G@P prayer meeting. Praying with other grandparents has been an added blessing. We have shared our heart's desires for our grandchildren, acknowledging their needs, and praying together. It has reminded me of the scripture, 'Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them' (Matthew 18:20). As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are 'to motivate one another to acts of love and good works' (Hebrews 10:24, NLT).
At the meeting, we were given a prayer card, "Scriptures to Pray for Grandchildren," listing specific prayers for each day of the month. The prayer card has been useful as a daily prayer guide for my granddaughter. I have found that when I pray according to God's Word, I am in line with His will, and this enables me to pray with direction, power, and wisdom, giving me more confidence and boldness.
What better way to demonstrate our love for our grandchildren, than by standing in the gap with prayer on their behalf.
Kris Rinaldi, OR
The Principal of Cor Deo Christian Academy, Beaverton, Oregon, Shares:
Cor Deo means 'Heart for God.' Our desire here at Cor Deo Academy is to see students have a heart for God and apply His Word to every area of life. This is an impossible task because only God knows the heart. Praise God that with Him all things are possible. I am so thankful for the powerful support of the Grandparents@Prayer group because I know I am receiving supernatural help through prayer warriors. These committed grandparents bring me joy when I hear their prayers and concern for the school and for me. Let us continue to pray for everyone connected with Cor Deo Academy. Pray that we all would understand what it means to be walking with Jesus day by day.
P. J. Hansen
A Grandmother in Oregon writes:
I am blessed and to have the opportunity to pray with Grandparents@Prayer (G@P). It is an honor and a privilege to be able to spend time praying specifically for our grandchildren. I am so convicted that praying for our grandchildren is vital to their steadfast walk with the Lord. Praying with a group of grandmothers is a wonderful experience... we all have one mindset . . . the salvation, protection, and covering for our grandchildren. We have like stories to tell along with prayer requests. It is so heartwarming to hear the praise reports because of our time with the Lord. 'Prayer does not fit us for the greater work . . . prayer IS the greater work.' What an awesome God we have!
C. Thompson, OR
A Grandmother in Minnesota Shares:
Three G@P groups from our church have been gathering for prayer once or twice a month for almost ten years! It has been such a blessing for our families to know they are covered with corporate prayer for our children and grandchildren. God answered our prayers when our group prayed for our four-year-old granddaughter last summer as she was suffering from a rare illness and hospitalized for several days. God answered our prayers, and she was healed. It is comforting to know that others care for my family and pray for my family's needs when I share my concerns with them. We pray blessings for our families, as well. We all share our prayer requests for our families as we meet monthly and ask for prayer and praises via e-mail at any time.
Our precious Lord deeply yearns for our prayers and desires us to petition his blessings upon our families. The Holy Spirit is so evident in this commitment to prayer! I challenge you to become a fervent praying parent or grandparent so that you may become God's blessing to the generations that follow you!
Patsy Fletcher, G@P Coordinator,
Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
A G@P Grandmother in Oregon writes:
Our GAP group that meets once a month is a wonderful support. It has been so nice to get to know other "praying" grandparents and to hear and share our stories and to know we are not alone. . What a gift to pray with and for each other, to know they are lifting my grandchildren up in prayer and to be able to share in other's victories and answers to prayer.
Mardie Beaverton, OR
A G@P Grandmother in Oklahoma writes:
Our average attendance is usually 8 to 10. The format is normally to share prayer requests, and in the past, we have distributed 3x5 index cards. On side, they put their request and the other their information: name, phone number, address, and e-mail. Then we exchange cards and the request is remembered throughout the month. This gives the assurance others are praying with us.
Oklahoma City, OK
Ohio Grandmother's G@P writes
The meeting went so well tonight. There were 11 women there, and three more could not make it tonight, but will be there next week! They ranged from young to older grandmothers with grandchildren ranging from babies to almost 30! After having them fill out the grandparent information page, we spent a few minutes sharing our stories about our grandchildren, there were some sad ones needing lots of prayer. I shared how the Lord brought this about, how the book Grandparenting with a Purpose really encouraged me, and how I wanted to share it with others and encourage others to pray.
We read some Scriptures on prayer and passing our faith to the next generation (like Psalm 78:1-7). I had planned to look through the first 13 pages of the book together, however, we did not get through everything I had hoped to, but it was what the Lord had intended! We spent the last 10 minutes in groups of three and four praying for one another and our grandchildren. All of them seemed excited to be doing this and I am so thankful to the Lord for helping me to organize a G@P group and get it started!
Lillian, thank you!
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- Ministry Partner training and development
- GIA (Grandparents In Action) series, and
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