Grandparents Unite in Prayer on Grandparents’ Day

September 2018 - Cover Story
by Lillian Penner

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September 2018 - Cover Story

Grandparents’ Day was designated, by a Senate proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, to be observed the second Sunday in September. Christian Grandparenting Network (CGN) is taking this day a giant step further by asking grandparents all over the world to join in prayer for their grandchildren and the parents of their grandchildren on Sunday, September 9, making it a Grandparents’ Day of Prayer.

It’s 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 in a tug of war for the hearts and minds of their children. It’s not easy for children to navigate a world hostile to truth in this post-Christian culture. Satan is relentless in his aggressive attack to desensitize our youth to truth and righteousness.

The enemy wants to disintegrate and divide our families, rendering them chaotic, restless, and unfruitful.  He also wants to distract us or dull our desires to pray intentionally for our grandchildren and their parents. We’re in a spiritual battle requiring spiritual weapons, and prayer is our best weapon to defeat the enemy. It’s our place as grandparents to get on our knees, humble ourselves, seek God’s face, repent of our sin, and intercede for our nation, our children, and our grandchildren.

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