But, while we may not physically be able to be close to the ones we love, through prayer we are able to hug them daily - and even many times throughout our day - and find ourselves drawing near to them . . . even from a distance. I love this quote from Stormie Omartian . . .
Being able to positively affect your (grand)children in prayer will keep you in close contact with them and actively involved in their lives. And it will continually contribute to your joy as a (grand)parent.I love how she uses the terminology of "positively affect your (grand)children" and "continually contribute to your joy". The truth is we are able to positively affect the ones we love when we pray for them. It is also true when we pray for the ones we love we are able to be in close contact with them and stay actively involved in their lives . . . whether we are blessed to see them in person, or only from a distance and through tech.
Plus, the more we stay in close contact with them and actively involved in their lives through prayer, the more it will continually contribute to our joy! If ever there was a time for us to be closely and actively involved in the lives of the ones we love through prayer, it is absolutely now. Consider a few of these ideas to help you keep this close, active prayer going . . .
- Regularly ask for prayer requests and make those part of your daily prayer-time.
- "Tattoo" the faces of the ones you love "on your palm" - read this post for the details of what this means at this link and allow your "tattoo" to remind you to pray every time you see it.
- Arrange a time each week - or even on several days a week - to connect through tech and pray as a family together. Share updates to answers to prayer as well as new requests.
- Surprise a grandchild and call them for a special time to connect with and pray for them.
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