As my husband and I were praying for our kids and grandkids today, God impressed me to put aside another blog I was working on and to revisit one I had already posted a while back. In this season of our lives, we feel like some of the most important work we can do is to pray for our children and grandchildren.
More Challenges, More Temptations
With school starting again soon, our young family members will face more pressures than ever. New temptations will test them and new studies will challenge them. In many cases, fears may assault them, and their faith will need strengthening for tough times. Whether they don uniforms or other clothes, they will all need to wear God’s protective armor (Ephesians 6:11-18).
Growth in Character and Abilities
But they will also have opportunities to grow both in their character, and in their abilities. God can increase their joys and confidence in themselves and in Him. Maybe that’s why we pray with more intensity for our children and grandchildren. And that’s why their names are on our lips both in silent and spoken prayers not just once in a while, but daily. God knows their names!
Praying for your kids and grandkids is not an option. They depend on you, especially as they go back to school. In a nutshell, below are five back to school prayers you can pray for your loved ones–now, or anytime of year.
Five Back to School Prayers for Kids and Grandkids (Original Blog)
You can check out my original blog here that includes actual prayers for the five prayer subjects in the poster below, along with Bible verses for each one. As your kids or grandkids start back to school this year, use this as a bookmark in your Bible to remind you of these basic ways you can pray for the ones you love!
Don’t forget to share this “bookmark” image in your social media circles to remind others. Together, let’s form a prayer army for our children and grandchildren!
How do you pray for your kids and grandkids? How have you seen God work as a result of those prayers?