Are you Sowing Seeds of Prayer?

written by Lillian Penner
10 · 18 · 21

During this autumn season, I am reminded of my childhood growing up on a wheat farm in Oklahoma. In the summer after the wheat harvest, my father would prepare the soil for the following year’s crop, and in the autumn, he would sow the seed. We would wait for the rains to water the seed and wait for it to come up and watch it grow throughout the winter months. We would see the wheat heads form and ripen to a golden color for the harvest in early June. We had faith that rains would come once the seed was in the ground, nature would take its course, and the golden heads of wheat would be ready to be harvested next summer. 

Our prayers can be like a seed.

It reminds me of when we pray for our grandchildren; we are sowing seed, asking God in faith to draw our grandchildren to him with gentle cords of love. Once we ask, things start happening behind the scenes; whether we are asleep or awake, God is at work, preparing an answer to our prayers. In God’s timing, the answer will be evident, and we will “reap” the results of the seed (prayer) we have sown. 

However, we must have faith, trusting God is at work even when it seems like nothing is happening while waiting for the seed (prayers) to sprout, grow, and bring forth a harvest. 

One tiny seed has many potentials; it seems so tiny, but under the right conditions, a single seed can grow into a plant that will yield a great harvest. Spiritual multiplication is the same. The seed (prayers) that we sow in our grandchildren’s lives will produce a harvest of blessing in the future, even into future generations.

This week, we talked with one of our grandsons; he told us his desire to grow in his relationship with Jesus. He was spending more time in God’s Word and was involved in a Bible study. It reminded me that we had sowed the seed with our prayers, and the seed sprouted and was being watered with God’s Word for growth. What a blessing for us to hear that our prayers are being answered.

Questions: 
  • What are you asking God in faith for your grandchildren today? 
  • Are you able to fully trust God with the prayers that you are sowing to bring forth a harvest in the lives of your grandchildren?
“And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for, in due season,
we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
(Galatians 6:9, NKJV).
Additional prayer helps:

I have developed “Thirty-one Scriptures to Pray for Grandchildren.” Many grandparents using these Scriptures to pray for their grandchildren have found them helpful. Just by joining the ChristianGrandparenting.com mailing list (on this page), you will receive grandparenting blogs and prayer suggestions to pray for your grandchildren regularly. I will send you a free downloadable copy of “Thirty-one Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren.”

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6 Comments

  1. Jim Holweg

    Requesting 31 scriptures to pray for my grandchildren. Thank you!

    Reply
    • Sherry Schumann

      Good morning. I apologize for the tardiness of my reply. Our store was recently closed for reconstruction. Here is a link to the free download of the 31 Scriptures to Pray for Your Grandchildren. https://christiangrandparenting.com/assets/downloads/2019_ScripturesToPray.pdf

      If you want to order these as rack cards, please visit our online store. https://christiangrandparenting.com/shop/

      Please let us know if you need anyting else. You might be interested in the fact that we are offering a 25% Black Friday discount on all merchandise, one day only, and a 10% Christmas discount on all merchandise December 1-14.

      Blessings,
      Sherry Schumann
      President, Christian Grandparenting Network

      Reply
  2. Lisa Nelson

    Requesting the 31 scriptures to pray over my grand babies. Thank you and God bless

    Reply
    • Sherry Schumann

      Good morning. I apologize for the tardiness of my reply. Our store was recently closed for reconstruction. Here is a link to the free download of the 31 Scriptures to Pray for Your Grandchildren. https://christiangrandparenting.com/assets/downloads/2019_ScripturesToPray.pdf

      If you want to order these as rack cards, please visit our online store. https://christiangrandparenting.com/shop/

      Please let us know if you need anyting else. You might be interested in the fact that we are offering a 25% Black Friday discount on all merchandise, one day only, and a 10% Christmas discount on all merchandise December 1-14.

      May God bless you and your precious grandchildren.
      Sherry Schumann
      President, Christian Grandparenting Network

      Reply
  3. Carlan Foltz

    Please send the 31 scriptures

    Reply
    • Sherry Schumann

      Good morning. I apologize for the tardiness of my reply. Here is a link to the free download of the 31 Scriptures to Pray for Your Grandchildren. https://christiangrandparenting.com/assets/downloads/2019_ScripturesToPray.pdf

      If you want to order these as rack cards, please visit our online store. https://christiangrandparenting.com/shop/

      Please let us know if you need anyting else. You might be interested in the fact that we are offering a 25% Black Friday discount on all merchandise, one day only, and a 10% Christmas discount on all merchandise December 1-14.

      Blessings,
      Sherry Schumann
      President, Christian Grandparenting Network

      Reply

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