Speaking of God’s Greatness

written by Lillian Penner
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Are you praying intentionally for your grandchildren?

Grandparents are excited to enter the season of grandparenting. 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 Psalm 145:3-5 that “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, Peter, and others for their time, it’s incredible to think that God placed our grandchildren at this time.. 

Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Israelites, with prayer and fasting when Haman wanted to destroy them. David could handle Goliath. Today, Satan is very active in our world; he knows his time is short. It is time for grandparents to intentionally pray for God’s physical, emotional, and spiritual protection for their grandchildren. Don’t let fear steal God’s Greatness.

Don’t let fear steal God’s greatness.

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

A family’s godly heritage 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.

Don’t be afraid for your grandchildren. Be grateful that God chose you to grandparent and cover them with prayer, and for God to use them in their sphere of influence in times like these.

  • I pray that my grandsons will become strong, courageous, and godly men like David,  Daniel, and Peter. 
  • I pray my granddaughters and great-granddaughters will become courageous and godly like Queen Esther.
  • Pray with me that your grandchildren, too, will grow to become strong, courageous and godly like David, Daniel, Esther, and Peter.
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