A call is going out to all grandparents who believe in the power of prayer to join grandparents throughout the world in making National Grandparents Day on September 11, 2016 a Day of Prayer for our grandchildren.
Nations worldwide are under attack educationally, socially, financially and spiritually like never before. Christianity is under assault and parents and grandparents are involved in a tug of war for the hearts and minds of their children.
A Spiritual Battle for the Souls of Our Grandchildren
Our grandchildren live in a desperate moral and spiritual climate while navigating in a world hostile to truth. Many years ago, Queen Esther stood in the gap for her people, the Jews, when their physical lives were threatened. In our day, grandparents can stand in the gap for the spiritual lives of their grandchildren just as Esther did.
Cavin Harper, Executive Director of Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) says in his book, Courageous Grandparenting, “Builders and Boomer generations represent the majority of today’s grandparents. There are nearly eighty million of us. Yet on our watch we have stood by in silence and allowed the Father of lies to inject his venom into our culture, hardening men’s hearts to the truth.”
However, grandparents who believe in the power of prayer can stand in the gap and pray that their grandchildren will not become casualties of the enemy’s deception. We are engaged in a spiritual battle necessitating the most effective weapon God has given us–prayer. As grandparents, we have an opportunity to imprint another generation with His love and faithfulness.
When Nehemiah faced opposition in building the wall in Jerusalem, he told the people, “Don’t be afraid of them, Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, sons, and your daughters, your wives and your homes” (Nehemiah 4:14). Just as Nehemiah asked the people to fight for their families. grandparents can use prayer to fight the opposition from the enemy our grandchildren face today.
Unite with Grandparents Around the World
Over the last five years, thousands of grandparents have united in prayer on the National Grandparents Day in September making it a Day of Prayer for their families. Again, CGN invites you to be a part of this movement to intentionally pray for our grandchildren, our families, and our world making it a Grandparents’ Day of Prayer (GDOP).
We are still looking for prayer champions who will take the lead to organize an event in their area, calling grandparents to join in prayer on September 11 or another date in September. This event could be in your church, your home, a retirement complex, or any meeting location you choose. CGN will provide step-by-step guidelines, resources, and online tools to help you create a successful event that will engage grandparents in prayer for your event.
Will you accept the challenge to join grandparents throughout the world to unite in prayer on September 11 for their grandchildren?
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For additional information, contact Lillian Penner, Nat’l Prayer Coordinator for CGN firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lillian Penner is the author of Grandparenting with a Purpose: Effective Ways to Pray for Your Grandchildren and is the National Prayer Coordinator for Christian Grandparenting Network. An avid blogger, Lillian will break into smiles if you ask about her twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She and her husband, John, live in Portland, Oregon, where they are active in church ministries.