Impacting Cities & Communities thru Prayer
A Community of Prayer Champions, Praying Churches, Prayed-for Communities
As I look ahead into 2019, it looks like our national and global situation is in turmoil. Our world is in a moral and spiritual decline, we are in a battle for the minds and hearts of our dear grandchildren. The enemy is trying to steal their hearts 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, the mission of Christian Grandparenting Network is to challenge grandparents around the world to intentionally and regularly come together to pray, interceding for their grandchildren, children, and communities.
Therefore, 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 so of guided prayer and fellowship.
Many grandparents have indicated that they appreciate the G@P prayer times because it is a safe place to share their heavy hearts for their grandchildren.
In Isaiah 58:6 we read that we can “loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke” in our world. One of the ways we can break these chains is by “standing in the gap” for our dear grandchildren. Just as Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews when they were physically threatened. Today grandparents can stand in the gap with prayer for their 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. It’s a safe place to share my concerns for my grandchildren and their parents and to know the others are praying for me. We now have a number of G@P intercessory groups meeting in various places throughout the world, in retirement Centers, schools, churches, and homes. Some of the groups meet weekly, some twice a month or once a month, whatever the group desires.
I want to challenge you to ask God whom He would have you pray with you for each other’s grandchildren. Ask your friends, church senior group, neighbors, family members, or whomever.
Prayer: Lord will you set a fire in my heart to pass the baton of truth and pray intentionally for the next generation. In the name of Jesus, Amen
If you are interested, please go to https://christiangrandparenting.net/grandparents-at-prayer/
to learn more about the G@P intercessory prayer groups.
The first step is to complete the form and we will help you start a group.
By Lillian Penner, Co-Prayer director for Christian Grandparenting Network, firstname.lastname@example.org