Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
Our grandkids are going back to school in a culture where secular humanists have attempted to develop a secular society, they have very strategically and very intentionally whittled away at our Godly heritage, until they have developed a country in which prayer has been removed from schools, being a Christian is scorned, and talking about Jesus is unacceptable.
We, as grandparents are in a battle for the minds and hearts of our dear grandchildren as they go back to school. The enemy is trying to steal their lives and the plans God has for them. In addition to trying to destroy their faith, the enemy is trying to destroy the morals of our country, especially the family unit. It is urgent that 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.
For that reason, Christian Grandparenting Network has a passion to encourage and equip grandparents to pray for their grandchildren. Our mission is to challenge grandparents around the world to intentionally and regularly come together to pray, interceding for their grandchildren, children and communities.
That is why we have organized “Grandparents@Prayer” (G@P) intercessory prayer groups. Our goal is to encourage grandparents to be prayer warriors through the personal discipline of intercessory prayer in the battle against the enemy. We encourage grandparents to meet together in small or large groups on a regular basis to unite in prayer at a designated location for 1 hour or longer for prayer and fellowship.
In Isaiah 58:6 we read, “loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke.” We can break these chains by “standing in the gap” with prayer for our dear grandchildren. Just as Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews, when they were physically threatened. Today, we as grandparents can stand in the gap with prayer for our grandchildren as the enemy threatens their spiritual lives.
I have found uniting in prayer with other grandparents for my grandchildren is a special blessing for me because God has answered many prayers. We now have a number of G@P intercessory groups meeting in about 20 states, Canada and South Africa, in retirement Centers, schools, churches and homes. We would like to see the number of G@P groups grow since there is such an urgency for prayer. Some of the groups meet weekly, some twice a month or once a month, whatever the group desires. Since Grandparents’ Day of Prayer we have had many requests for guidelines and additional information.
Ask God whom he would like you to ask to join you in prayer to cover your grandchildren with prayer, as they will be navigating in a world hostile to truth as they go back to school. Ask your friends, church senior group, neighbors, family members or whom ever to join you in prayer. Check out the following website to learn more about the G@P prayer groups, complete the form and I will send you additional information. http://www.christiangrandparenting.net/prayer/grandparents-prayer/i...
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The legacy of a praying grandparent will live on forever.
By Lillian Penner
National Prayer Coordinator
Christian Grandparenting Network