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Have you heard about the Virtual Grandparents Day of Prayer?


Let’s make National Grandparents’ Day on September 13, 2020, a Day of Prayer for our grandchildren and their parents!

 What Is the Need?

The enemy prowls like a lion, infiltrating our culture with lies and deception. He attacks our families at all levels. Even our Christian faith is under attack. As a result, parents and grandparents find themselves in a tug-of-war for the souls of their children and grandchildren.

Paul warns us, “For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

Barna Research confirms Paul’s warning. Fifty-eight percent of adults living in the United States agree that “identifying moral truth is up to each individual; there are no moral absolutes that apply to everyone, all the time. Surprisingly, forty-eight percent of adults identified as born-again Christians agreed with the statement.”[1] 

God has given grandparents a sacred trust – an opportunity to imprint another generation with His love and faithfulness. We need to intercede for the hearts, minds, and souls of our grandchildren and their parents, praying they don’t fall captive to the enemy’s deception.

With this in mind, the Prayer Ministry is inviting you and your church families to join us on National Grandparents’ Day (September 13th) for a Virtual Grandparents’ Day of Prayer.


Several years ago, the prayer ministry of Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) saw the urgency to establish a day for grandparents to unite in prayer. Under the leadership of Lillian Penner, the second Sunday of September was named Grandparents’ Day of Prayer. This day coincided with the National Grandparents’ Day in the United States. Churches enthusiastically responded by hosting events such as grandparent prayer breakfasts, luncheons and afternoon teas.

The present pandemic has forced many churches to close or limit the amount of available seating. Therefore, instead of the traditional Grandparents’ Day of Prayer, we are inviting you, as grandparents, to observe a Virtual Grandparents’ Day of Prayer on September 13th. We are encouraging you to pray with at least one other grandparent over the phone, via a conferencing tool such as Zoom, or in-person with careful observance of social distancing guidelines.


Prior to September 13th:

  1. Enlist at least one other grandparent to pray with you.
  2. Select a time and “location” (ie. phone call, Zoom chat or social distanced).
  3. Markdown this information on your calendar.

 On September 13th:

  1. Connect virtually with the other grandparents.
  2. Open with a brief devotion.
  3. Pray together for the salvation and sanctification of your grandchildren and their parents.
  4. Close with the Lord’s Prayer.


After September 13th: 

Consider praying monthly with the other grandparent(s) for one year.

To learn more go to:

[1] The findings are part of the American Worldview Inventory and were released by George Barna, director of research at the cultural research center at Arizona Christian University.

By Lillian Penner,

GDOP Coordinator, Christian Grandparenting Prayer ministry



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Comment by Malva Birch on July 20, 2020 at 8:01pm
Lillian, thank you for organizing this. It is good to know as grandparents we are not alone in praying, especially when we have been praying for long and it seems as if very little happened. May God help us to persevere.

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