“The prayer of a righteous man (grandparent) is powerful and effective.” James 5:16b
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.
We pray you will find the information and resources here helpful as you prayer for your grandchildren, get together with other grandparents to pray and learn more about how you can pass a legacy of blessing to future generations.
1 Randy Swanson, “Broken Contract” Significant Living magazine, issue May/June 2009, p44.
“The fight for the hearts, minds and souls of our grandchildren will arise from courageous and persistent grandparents who make much of Christ on their feet and pray fervently on their knees”
“The greatest gift we can give our grandchildren is the gift of a praying grandparent”
“There is no greater gift we can give to our grandchildren, and no stronger weapon we can wield on their behalf, than our prayers. When we pray, eternity-impacting power is unleashed upon their lives”
“Prayer is our first step toward leaving our children, grandchildren and future generations a legacy of faith”
Commit to Prayer
Will you join us in prayer? It is urgent we stand in the gap to pray for the spiritual, emotional, and physical protection of our grandchildren and their parents, so they do not become victims of our culture. We specifically ask you to pray on Grandparents’ Day of Prayer, but everyday it is important to cover them with God’s grace.
30–Day Prayer Challenge
We are offering the 30-Day Prayer Challenge for you to use any time to enrich your prayer time for your grandchildren.
What is the 30–Day Prayer Challenge
The 30–Day Prayer Challenge is an opportunity for grandparents to:
- COMMIT to praying for their grandchildren for 30 consecutive days.
- ENGAGE in purposeful, intentional, and specific prayers for their grandchildren.
- RECEIVE SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT from others as they make an immense investment into the lives of their grandchildren.
When does the 30–Day Challenge take place?
The challenge can be taken at any time that fits your schedule. Additionally, a corporate version is run annually through our corresponding Facebook group during the 30 days leading up to Grandparents’ Day of Prayer.