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I have found when I pray according to God’s Word, I am in line with His will. I not only find myself in intimate communication with God, but my mind is renewed to His perspective about the situation for which I am praying, instead of my own thoughts.
“For the word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12” (NLT)
I also like the Bible verse in Isaiah 55:11,
“So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
but it shall accomplish what I please, . . . (NKJV)
It tells me that God’s Word will not return void.
When I started claiming God’s promises and personalizing his Word I experienced more confidence, boldness and peace in my praying. I believe God’s Word puts power in our prayer life. The movie War Room focused predominantly on the importance of prayer and how speaking to God directly can help people change our lives. Claim God’s promises for your grandchildren and their parents. There are many scriptures in Psalms, Proverbs, the gospels, and Paul’s writings can be used in our prayer.
Here is an example: Accept Advice I pray that Susan will listen to constructive criticism and correction, and through it gain understanding. Proverbs 15:31,32
If you complete the form (on the right) to receive the blogs regularly with grandparenting suggestions on my website, or if you email me, I will send you a free downloadable copy of the “31 Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren”. We have distributed these Scriptures to thousands of grandparents and I hope you too, will find them helpful in praying intentionally for your grandchildren. “31 Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren” is available in English and Spanish. To receive the Spanish translations email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
By Lillian Penner, National Prayer Coordinator, Christian Grandparenting Network