Monday, June 15, 2020

Prayer for the Ones We Love to Turn to God

As a grandma there are many things I do for and with my grandsons. We play games – from hide-and-seek when they were little (it always made me laugh when I’d count and then say; “Ready or not, here I come! Oh where, oh where could my sweet boys be?” and then they would say; “Under the table.”, or “In the closet!” or wherever they were, “hiding”!) to now playing chess with them – they like to play chess with me, because they nearly always win!

We make crafts, we do science projects, we cook, we read books, we write our own stories, and we do fun things. While as time goes by, the things we do together will change . . . we do not play hide-and-seek now as we once did, there are things I will always do for them - of the these things, praying for my grandsons is one of the single most powerful and important things I will do throughout their lives.

So, with this in mind, today I want to share with you my prayer for my grandsons from Psalm 95 – which I personalized into the following prayer . . .
Dear God, please help my grandchildren /children experience what it means to turn to You for salvation, so they will make the choice to shout joyfully to You. I pray as they go through their lives, they will see You as their Rock; no matter what this life brings or how this world wants them to think of You. Please give them hearts which want to enter Your presence with thanksgiving, because they have been able to see and experience how You LORD, are a great God. As they look at the world around them today, please remind them of the truth; creation is in Your hand, from the depths of the sea to the tops of the mountains, You made them! Throughout their lives, I pray they will want to come, worship, bow down to You and kneel before You, the LORD, their Maker, because they know You are their God and they belong to You. Please help them learn to listen to hear Your voice; especially over the noise of this world, so they will not harden their hearts against You. Thank You for Your great love for us; I love You, too. Amen.
(Taken from, Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love – Psalms Edition)

We need to pray for the ones we love to turn to God for salvation, to be people who are quick to praise Him all their lives, for them to understand God is their Rock and they are able to turn to Him, and for them to have hearts which trust God and are not hardened against Him. Praying Psalm 95 helps us focus our prayers on all these things.

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