Praying for Your Children from Scripture
- Monday, June 16, 2008
Thank you, Lord, that you will command your angels concerning my grandchildren and guard them in all their ways (see Psalm 91:11).
Against evil influences
I pray, Lord, that you will deliver my grandchildren from wicked and evil people. May you strengthen and protect them from the evil one (see 2 Thessalonians 3:2–3).
FavorMay your favor, O Lord God, rest upon my grandchildren; establish the work of their hands for them (see Psalm 90:17).
Lord, I thank you that you know the plans you have for my grandchildren—to prosper them and not to harm them, to give them hope and a future. I pray that my grandchildren will not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But may their delight be in your law, and may they meditate on it day and night (see Jeremiah 29:11; Psalm 1:1–2).
Since the Word of God is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12), when we form our prayers from it, we are speaking God’s own words, aligned with his will. Our grandchildren need our persistent Bible-based prayers. Will we make a commitment to pray for them all their lives? It is the best gift we can give them.
Excerpted with permission from The Grandmother’s Bible (Zondervan, 2008). With a year’s worth of devotions by women such as Ruth Graham, Elisa Morgan, and Elizabeth George, special Saturday and Sunday devotions, and a wealth of articles, prayers, and other features, The Grandmother’s Bible gives guidance and encouragement for today’s active grandmother to instill a legacy of love, acceptance, faith, and character in her grandchildren. To order, click here.
Quin Sherrer, an award-winning author, has written or coauthored 27 books, including Grandma, I Need Your Prayers and Lord, I Need to Pray With Power. In addition to speaking at conferences, she has appeared on more than 300 radio and television programs. Quin earned her journalism degree from Florida State University. She is the happy grandmother of six.
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