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5 Things You Should Be Praying for Your Grandkids Every Day

The most basic need your grandchild has is salvation. This one thing is more important than any other. It won’t matter whether he had good friends, a great career, fame, or fortune, if he dies without inviting Jesus into his life. As difficult as it may be to even think about the passing of a grandchild, none of us is guaranteed another minute on earth. The greatest favor we can do for our grandkids is to bombard heaven with pleas for the Holy Spirit to continuing convicting them about their need. Until a person realizes their lost condition—and utter hopelessness because of it—they will not turn to Jesus Christ for salvation. Likewise, unless a person learns the truth about Jesus’s ability and desire to save them, they will not know of its availability. While we need to ensure that our grandchildren hear the gospel message with their ears, we also must pray that they hear the call of God in their hearts and respond. If they seem to reject Jesus, pray all the more. A person can refuse to listen to other people, turn off TV and all other media, and leave books unopened. But they cannot stop the Holy Spirit from penetrating their hearts and minds with His whispers. We unleash the power of the Spirit within our grandkids when we pray. “You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy
2. Protection from the Evil One
Once our grandkids accept Jesus as Savior, the devil goes to work to keep them from living a full and meaningful Christian life. This is where grandparents fill a powerful role. We can pray with the authority of Jesus Christ behind our words. We don’t have to merely hope our family is protected—we can command it. There are two areas we need to address in praying for protection. The first is defensive. Our grandchildren need to wear the armor that will keep them safe. A full description of this special suit is found in Ephesians 6:10-18. We can name each piece and ask the Lord to place it on our grandchild. (We can also teach our grandchildren about this personal armor and their need to “put it on” every day.) The second area is offensive. We don’t have to wait for Satan to make the first move. We can command him in the name of Jesus Christ to leave our grandkids alone. The Bible assures us in James 4:7 that when we tell the devil to flee, he must—and does—obey. We can even insert our grandchild’s name into verses like this to personalize them and add focus to our prayers. “We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5   
3. Doctrinal Foundation
Our grandchildren need to know what the Bible says. We should pray that they will sit under sound biblical teaching both at home and in their churches. We need to pray that they will love the Word of God—be drawn to it—as a guide for their lives. The Bible cautions against wishy-washy-ness in Ephesians 4:14 and teaches the importance of building our lives on a solid foundation in Matthew 7:24-26. Christians are like trees. We need a firm, deep root system to keep us from blowing over. Whatever the metaphor employed to describe it, the truth is that doctrinal integrity is essential to our faith. We must know what we believe and why we believe it. Our prayers for our grandkids should include petitioning God to send them sound Bible teachers and preachers who will impact their generation. They might use fresh methods, but the message is timeless and priceless. Also pray for God to use you in His teaching plan. Be alert for any and every opportunity to help grow a new spiritual root—or strengthen one already there—for your grandchild. “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
4. Spiritual Growth and Discernment
Becoming a Christian and learning the Bible are essential. But so is living out our faith. It can be a real challenge for our grandkids to hear the Lord’s voice above all others. They live in a noisy world filled with music, podcasts, videos, games, and social media—not to mention school curriculum. God’s word can get drowned out if they aren’t intentional about hearing it. We should pray that they will stop for at least a few minutes to pay attention and invite God into their day. Ask the Holy Spirit to keep tugging on their hearts so they can’t easily ignore Him. Also pray against roadblocks. When one of our sons decided to join the Marines just before 9/11, I was proud, but concerned for his safety. I did not doubt his sincerity or that he wanted to do the right thing. However, I prayed that if this wasn’t God’s will for his life, something would happen to keep him out of the military. A few months later, he came up with a stress fracture in his foot as a result of intensive training on his college track team. The Marines told him he needed to drop out because his foot would never heal in Officer Candidate School that summer. I had no idea I prayed for a broken foot—but this was the way God chose to answer. “How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you—don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:7-11   
5. Relationships with Others
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Society is full of hate and short-tempered, prickly people. Violence is condoned and the cancel culture is vicious. But we are called to love. I am honestly so glad I was not a teen in the present media-driven world—but my grandchildren either are, or will be soon. Their social relationships  are fraught with the land mines of ulterior motives, false allegiances, and dangling deceptions. Our prayers may be the only thing keeping them together on the inside. Besides social pressures, many of our grandchildren must also navigate step-families. While they belong in both their mother’s and father’s homes, they may never feel complete rest in either place. Sometimes their lives are literally split in half—spending a few days a week in each house. And if their parents don’t get along with each other, it only adds to the stress our grandkids feel. They may feel tempted to act out their frustrations—or at least voice them at high volume. \We need to pray that our grandkids will be so full of God’s love that it will spill over on everyone around them. "Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39 Our grandkids live in times that are very different from the ones in which we grew up. The stakes are high. But God is greater. We can trust Him to take care of our loved ones and work out His will for them. When circumstances become chaotic, it is a red flag for us to pray all the more. Search out a verse or passage that can stand as a life-verse for each of your grandchildren. Claim it every day for them and pray through these themes. Then stand back and watch God’s marvelous works.

5 thoughts on “5 Things You Should Be Praying for Your Grandkids Every Day

  1. Thanks for this wonderful article my brother. Some times we think life is just simple but we should address life with the word of God everyday and really i love and enjoy reading your guides because they help me feel motivated

  2. Helping the community to transform (roman 12:2) and to teach them the importance of believing in Christianity as a religion. this is through communicating to the area managers

    Ensuring that the poor gets equal opportunities like having equal rights and food, shelter, to provide education support to the poor, information and also

    To make sure all people are equal irrespective of gender, colour, size and tribe by communicating, i will take people as the first source of information in the community or locality where they are as per the information needed by the organisation.

    To make sure that all the distribution of the resources is allocated effectively and monitored as required.

    To make sure that i work together with the government and stakeholders through sharing information positively on issues concerning constructing and equip schools and health centres and this is through communication as per the organisational ethics

    To make sure that we react quickly and positively in answering a particular issue

  3. We are Christians
    Helping the community to transform (roman 12:2) and to teach them the importance of believing in Christianity as a religion. This is through communicating to the area managers. I will make sure that for the side of the children bible studies and Sunday schools are done and practised in all areas of operation and where need be supply of the bibles. I will make sure that I communicate the World Vision’s Christian believe and produce communication’s content and I will also engage the communication to the social media. In every society people who GOD fearing can easily be transformed compared to those who are not GOD fearing. So I will do this by having both young and old generations to ensure that religion is spread and as such when religion is spread cases like rape, defilement, murder, thief and disobedience is eliminated in the society.
    We are committed to the poor
    Ensuring that the poor gets equal opportunities like having equal rights and food, shelter, to provide education support to the poor, information and also this is through speaking for those who are voiceless. I will be able to promote the transformation of the poor people conditions. In some cases most of the communities in Uganda have the highest level of the people who are poor, we may not have much to give them but sharing the little we get is paramount.
    When need arises I will be available to serve the people of the earth in order to relieve them from suffering and I make sure that I transform their wellbeing and to stand in solidarity in a common search for them to get justice.
    I will be seeking to facilitate an engagement between the poor those who influence them such that opens both of them to be transferred. From those whom I will be helping regarded as the poor others will be learning and receiving information from them as we encourage them to respect the poor as active participants as the need to transform is common to all people.
    We value for people
    To make sure all people are equal irrespective of gender, colour, size and tribe by communicating, I will take people as the first source of information in the community or locality where they are as per the information needed by the organisation. I will also collaborate with the people and culture to ensure all are catered for,
    I will be taking interest in other people’s passions as much as I want them to be interested in me. We all have ideas for how working and organisation should be. It’s good to ask other people what they see can only enhance understanding.
    Becoming a mentor to other less involved in the community.
    In every community there is a small, overworked group of leaders who try to figure out everything for everyone. This will not do if you are such a leader. Mentors someone with less experience or I will be approaching them and ask.
    I will also be inviting the people to my meeting. This will help to understand the problem and appreciate the marvellous tensions that form a healthy community.
    We are Stewards
    I will make sure that all the distribution of the resources is allocated effectively and monitored as required. The bible tells us that all people are equal so as such I will be able to communicate to all area coordinators to make sure that people’s rights are observed. I will be faithful to the purpose for which resources are given and manage them better that brings maximum benefits to the poor
    I will also be able to have the calendar lists the opportunities available on specific days, the expected time commitment, the level of physical activity and whether employees’ children can participate. This will allow the employees to pick and choose what works for them.
    I will create a good experience, for an employee to make a meaningful contribution, its important to tailor the opportunity and experience to the capability of the participants
    I will make the it personal, in most initiatives, I will help I stewards programs that may need change over time for many years
    We are Partners
    I will make sure that i work together with the government and stakeholders together with the world vision as a communication manager through sharing information positively on issues concerning constructing and equip schools and health centres and this is through communication as per the organisational ethics this will help in monitoring and supervision. In partnership with advocacy and marketing I will do excellent in working relationship with external stakeholders including the government, NGO partnership and the policy makers. I will make sure that members of world vision international and the partnership transcends legal, structural boundaries.
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    We are Responsive
    To make sure that we react quickly and positively in answering a particular issue
    I will be able to identify and understand different audiences and utilise the proper channel of communication,
    I will use the experience gained to lead in the effective communication including social media by using relevant tools that praise the organisation. I will be responsible to all life threatening emergencies where my involvement is needed and appropriate.
    I will be proactive or thinking beyond what am to do to ensure the organisation stands firm and strong. I will not be waiting someone to give me green light but I will be taking the initiative and do what is needed before the bosses ask me and so I will be doing the foresight. I will also be reaching out to the clients or other external members of our company.
    I will be able to present and represent the world vision in all parts of the country.
    I will also be sharing with bosses for the proper guidance not to lead the organisation into risks but to take the organisation out of the risk
    I will show my leadership skills by having extracurricular activities that can we can get involved in be softball team of the sustainability initiative. So this will help me leadership skills and get to know more people at work as a first step towards more official responsibility

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