If you have been looking for a resource to help you pray intentionally for your grandchildren, I have an answer for you. I would like to share “31 Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren” which have really helped me to pray for my grandchildren.
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 thoughts.
Nothing threatens the enemy (Satan) more than when we are intentionally praying God’s Word for our children, grandchildren, and ourselves. Ultimately, God shrinks the situation that I thought was overwhelming and impossible to a viable possibility. He gives me peace as I wait for His answer.
When I started claiming God’s promises and personalizing the scriptures I experienced more boldness and peace in my praying. Many scriptures in Psalms, Proverbs, the gospels, and Paul’s writings can be used in our prayers.
If you join the mailing list to receive the blogs with grandparenting suggestions for prayer on my website. I will send you a copy of the “31 Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren” which you can download FREE. We have distributed these Scriptures to thousands of grandparents and I hope you too, will find them helpful in praying for your grandchildren. The parents of your grandchildren can also use the Scriptures to Pray.
“31 Scriptures to Pray for your Grandchildren” is also available in Spanish. To receive the Spanish translations email me at [email protected]
“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)
Christian Grandparenting Network is declaring the National Grandparents’ Day on September 13 as a Day of Prayer for our grandchildren and our families.
NOW we are calling all grandparents to join in prayer in their churches, community and around the world for an intentional day of prayer on behalf of the next generation.
To indicate participation in the movement or organize a time of prayer for grandparents go to You may find additional information and order promotional resources on the website.
You will want to view this promotional video to learn more about Grandparents’ Day of Prayer.
Please email me at for additional information. [email protected]
Lillian Penner, Grandparents’ Day of Prayer Coordinator
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Table of contents
Pray for My Grandsons
Pray for my grandsons that they make the right choices in life
and that they study hard in order to get a good education.
Please guide Dazan as he starts his first year of
college and away from home.
Dear Jesus, protect him and help him with school.
I also pray that he comes back home
to visit with his family that loves him unconditionally.
Dear Jesus, guide him today. Thank you Jesus.
Hail Mary, Full of Grace,
The Lord Is with thee,
Blessed art thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus;
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners … now,
And at the hour of our death.
Father in Heaven, You love me.
You are with me night and day.
I want to love you always, In all I do and say.
I’ll try to please you, Father.
Bless me through the day.
Jesus, keep me all this day.
When at school and when at play;
May I do the things I ought,
May I hate each evil thought;
Help me love and trust in Thee
Now and through eternity.
I thank Thee, Lord, for sleep and rest,
For all the things that I love best,
Now guide me through another day
And bless my work and bless my play.
Lord, make me strong for noble ends,
Protect and bless my loving friends;
Of all mankind good Christians make.
All this I ask for Jesus’ sake.
Guardian Angel Prayer
O Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day, be at my side
to light, to guard, to rule, to guide.
Now the light has gone away;
Jesus, listen while I pray.
Asking Thee to watch and keep
And to send me peaceful sleep.
Jesus, Saviour, wash away
All that has been wrong today;
Help me each and every day to be
Good and gentle, more like Thee.
Let my near and dear ones be
Always near and dear to Thee.
O bring me and all I love
To Thy happy home above.
l praise to Thee, my God, this night
For all the blessings of the light:
O Keep me, keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine own almighty wings.
Angels bless and angels keep,
Angels guard me while I sleep.
Bless my heart and bless my home,
Bless my spirit as I roam.
Guide and guard me through the night,
and wake me with the morning’s light.
Prayers before meals
Bless us, O Lord,
And these, thy gifts,
Which of thy bounty,
We are about to receive
Through Christ, Our Lord,
For food in a world where many walk in hunger;
For faith in a world where many walk in fear;
For friends in a world where many walk alone;
We give you thanks, O Lord.
We thank you, Father God, for the love that binds us, for the food that nourishes us, and for your giving of your Son into our world to save us.
The Glory Be
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Prayers after meals
Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God, for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything.
Accept, O Lord, our thankful praises,
For all Thy goodness did bestow;
May it increase our faith and lead us,
Our praise by godly lives to show;
That every deed and word may prove
We trust and own our Father’s love.
Almighty God, We give You thanks for all Your benefits goodness and graces, which we have received through Christ Our Lord.
An act of faith
O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst neither deceive nor be deceived.
An act of hope
O my God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and life everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
Prayer to The Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, ﬁll the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit, you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit, help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation.We ask this through Christ our Lord.
An act of charity
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
The act of contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee. And I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of Heaven, and the pains of Hell but,most of all, because I love Thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life.
Our Father, who art In heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass Against us
And Lead us not Into temptation
But deliver us from evil
Father, I come before your holy throne, not because I am worthy but because I am forgiven by the ransoming blood of your only son. You know my heavy heart concerning my Hope and Brett. Lord, I am so clueless as to what to do or say, but I know without a shadow of doubt that You have the perfect plan and the perfect timing. Please let me allow You to work in their lives without interference from me. Show me God how You want to use me . I will continue to pray on their behalf and for all young adults who are struggling to find themselves in a world seemingly controlled by darkness. But we know Dear God that You and You only are the Light of the world and that “He who is in me is greater than he who is in the world”. So Father God, I ask you to conquer Satan’s hold on all four of my grands as well as the rest of our family. Create a miracle in our lives as only You can and help us to bind together in Your love to be a blessing and a help to others who are struggling. I trust You, God, I praise you, God. Please keep Your Hand of love on them until they realize the perfect peace in You.Please convict them according to your perfect will. In Your precious hands I place my trust. Amen
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GRANDPARENTS ARE UNITING IN PRAYER ON GRANDPARENTS’ DAY
It is a global reality that truth is under attack like never before in our schools, our political arenas, the marketplace, and even in our churches. Christianity is under assault, and parents and grandparents find themselves involved in a tug of war for the hearts and minds of their children. It is not easy for our grandchildren to navigate in this post-Christian culture. Satan is relentless in his aggressive attack to desensitize our children to truth and righteousness.
This is a spiritual battle requiring spiritual weapons. Our grandchildren and their parents not only need our support, they need our earnest prayers. They need our united prayer, a genuine, unified prayer for our hope and dreams for the next generation to be realized. Jesus declared, “Again I say to you, that if two believers on earth agree about anything that they ask , it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in My name , I am there among them” (Matt. 18:19-20).
Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) is claiming National Grandparents’ Day on September 9, 2018 as a Grandparents’ Day of Prayer. We believe the battle for the hearts and minds of our dear grandchildren and their parents can be won only by praying grandparents who sense the urgency and unite to do battle in prayer.
In the past, united prayer has always bridged the gap between a great need and a great awakening! Our grandchildren and their parents urgently need our unified prayers. Let’s be a community of grandparents uniting in prayer for our families.
CGN would like to invite all praying grandparents to join us to come before God’s throne of grace, to obtain mercy and find grace in our time of need for our grandchildren and their parents.
You can get involved in one of two ways. You can commit to 30 days of prayer on behalf of your grandchildren, or you can volunteer to organize and host a GDOP event. Scroll down the page for details.