Are You Praying Intentionally For Your Grandchildren?
by Lillian Penner
Published on February 28, 2022
Categories: The Grands

Are You Praying Intentionally For Your Grandchildren?

Grandparents are excited to become grandparents. I have heard it said that it’s like the frosting on the cake. However, with the joy of grandchildren comes a responsibility. We read in Psalms 145:3-5,  “. . .one generation to another is to speak of God’s greatness.” Grandparents are called to be examples of what it means to walk in the truth and cultivate trusting relationships that allow us to engage truth from one generation to another.

God has placed our grandchildren in their sphere of influence for such a time as this. Just as God placed David, Daniel, Esther, and Peter for their time, it’s incredible to think that God placed our grandchildren in such a time as this. 

Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Israelites, with prayer and fasting when Haman wanted to destroy them. Today, Satan is very active in our world; he knows his time is short. It is time for grandparents to urgently and intentionally pray for God’s physical, emotional, and spiritual protection.

Paul writes in Ephesians 6:10-18 that we are strong and firm in our relationship with Jesus Christ. We are to stand firm against Satan’s well thought out plan s for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and ourselves. To recognize the world’s deception, we must know the truth along with our grandchildren and their parents. Today, we are living in a time where truth is challenged, even in the classroom.

The most important task we have as grandparents is to communicate our faith in Christ.  A family’s faith can be lost in one generation; however, grandparents can be defenders of their faith. Life is full of disappointments and crises. If our children and grandchildren turn their backs on their heritage of faith, they will face these challenges and trials without God in a chaotic world.

  • I am praying that my grandsons will become strong, courageous, and godly men like David, Daniel, and Peter. 
  •  I am praying my granddaughters and great-granddaughters will become courageous and godly women like Queen Esther.
  •  Will, you pray with me that your grandchildren, too, will grow to become strong, courageous & godly like David, Daniel, Esther, and Peter, living in their chaotic culture.


Lillian Penner is the author of Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for Your Grandchildren in English and Spanish. She has been on staff with the Christian Grandparenting Network prayer ministry for fourteen years, developing prayer cards, Grandparents@Prayer groups, and the Grandparenting Day of Prayer. She has a passion for praying intentionally for her grandchildren and desires to share that passion with other grandparents.

An avid blogger, Lillian breaks into smiles if you ask about her thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She and her husband, John, live in Portland, Oregon, where they are active in church ministries. They were both raised in Christian homes and desire to pass their godly heritage to their future generations. She and her husband enjoy traveling, Southern Gospel music but most of all, enjoy spending time with their family.

Article By Lillian Penner, and Photo By Timothy Eberly, Published With Permission



    • Andy Oldham

      Thanks, Patrick! Glad you enjoyed it! Look for more good articles by Lillian Penner in the future!


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