15 Scriptures I Pray for My Grandchildren
I was just with two of my grandboys—always such a joy! (And exhausting). I play with them, read to them, bring them gifts, play peek-a-boo or some other game. I love them.
One of the best ways I express that love is to pray for them--for all my grands. I will pray for getting along with siblings, for health and safety, for attitudes and sports and school and many more specifics.
I believe, though, that some of my most effective praying is to say back to the Lord verses from Scripture on behalf of each grandboy and grandgirl.
Here are a few Scriptures I pray often. There are many more.
Truths for them to know
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,… (Psalm 139:13-14)
For we are His workmanship (work of art), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
I have loved you…with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. (Jeremiah 31:3)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Living like Jesus
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)
Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying “I repent,” you must forgive them.” (Luke 17:4)
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
Prayers Paul prayed for his disciples
For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:9-14)
I thank my God every time I remember you….And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:3; 9-11)
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. (Ephesians 1:18-20)
These are some of my favorites, but there are so many more. Almost any Scripture that has spoken to you can be turned into prayer for your children and grandchildren.
What about you? What verses have you prayed for loved ones?
C2015 Judy Douglass
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