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Are your grandchildren at risk in today's culture?

Recently I was thinking about my grandchildren going back to school, and the story of baby Moses kept coming to my mind from Exodus chapter 2.

At the time Moses was born, Pharaoh was killing all the newborn Hebrew boys in Egypt.  When Moses was three months old, his mother hid him by making a basket, coated it with tar and pitch. His mother placed the child in it and then put him in the river among the reeds with his sister standing nearby watching. Pharaoh's daughter saw the basket as she was walking near the riverbank and sent her slave girl to get it. When she opened the basket, seeing that he was a Hebrew baby boy crying she felt sorry for the child.

Then his sister said she knew a Hebrew woman who could nurse and care for the baby for her. Pharaoh's daughter asked the girl to get the woman. When she arrived, Pharaoh's daughter asked her to nurse the baby, and she would pay for her service. When the child grew older she took him to Pharaoh's daughter, she adopted the child and named him Moses.

It amazes me how God orchestrated this whole story.

  • Think of the risk Moses' mother took of hiding him for three months.
  • Then the danger of putting him a basket in the river knowing that if he were found he would probably be killed.
  • Knowing her time was short, Moses’ mother taught him about God before she had to release him to Pharaoh's daughter.
  • She entrusted Moses to God as she released him to Pharaoh’s daughter.

Our grandchildren are at risk living in our post-Christian, troubled, unstable environment of racism, violence, hate, transgender influence, God-hostile system, etc. It’s a place, where we fear our grandchildren and their parents could drown, just as Moses mother risked his life-placing baby Moses in the river.

A mother of 2 public school children shared with me how her children have lost their best friends due to their Christian position and not wanting to participate in LGBTQ activities.

The Intercessor for America issued an informative post on August 18, 2018, by Capitol Prayer Partners about our educational system. https://www.ifapray.org/blog/prayer-for-schools/

There are times in the lives of our grandchildren that their parents and we as their grandparents have to place them in the basket in the water of the world. We have to let go and entrust God to protect them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We must let go and allow God to draw them from the waters to fulfill His purpose for their lives. God loaned us our children and grandchildren for us to teach them to love Him and prepare them for their future; they were HIS first.

 This is why Christian Grandparenting Network is asking grandparents to unite in prayer for their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s parents. This day is scheduled to coincide with National Grandparents’ Day, which falls on September 9, 2018.  We desire to make this day a day of prayer for our grandchildren.

Listen to this video to learn why we must call grandparents to intentionally pray for their grandchildren and their parents.  https://vimeo.com/232681065

Please check our websitehttp://www.grandparentsdayofprayer.com for more information, testimonials, promotional materials and free downloads.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I pray my grandchildren will:

  • Guard their hearts.
  • Have a desire to do their very best.
  • Respect for their teachers.
  • Choose friends, who will have a positive influence.
  • Recognize the deception of worldly thinking.
  • Have eyes blinded to the temptations they face.
  • Have a balanced view of their beauty, charm, and strength.
  • Learn to be responsible for their actions and behavior.

In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

By Lillian Penner, Co-Prayer Director, Christian Grandparenting Network

lpenner@christiangrandparentinng.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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