Thursday, January 6, 2011

Praying for our children and grandchildren

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"Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2NIV

I have been praying for our children for 25 years now, since we were expecting Josh, the Daddy in the picture above. Now, I am still praying for each of our 3 children each day, along with our "daughter-in-love", Adrianne and our 2 grandchildren,
Madasyn Shae and Jocyah Thomas David.

Kalyn and Jase have both grown into compassionate, responsible young people, also.

Last January, I joined Brooke in a commitment to pray all year for our children. We are making that commitment once again to continue praying daily for them.

Last year, Brooke wrote a prayer to pray over her boys.
You can join us by praying this prayer or writing one of your own. If you want to join, you can link up on her post here.

I thank God daily for each of my children and grandchildren.

My prayer for Josh is that he will continue to grow in his walk with the Lord, continue to be the devoted husband and Dad that he is, continue to mentor teenage boys at church and in his job as teacher and coach and will continue to raise his family in the way that the Lord would have him to and stay involved in church. My prayer is that God would give Josh the strength and wisdom daily to do the things that he needs to do to fulfill his God given responsibilities.

My prayer for Kalyn is that God will help her to be secure in Him and to always remember how beautiful she is to Him. I pray that He will help her to continue to grow in her walk with Him. I pray that He will be with her daily in her studies and on her job and in her relationships and as she disciples young girls. I pray that God will give Kalyn the strength and wisdom daily to do the things she needs to do to fulfill her God given responsibilities. I pray that He will show her the church He wants her choose as her church home.

My prayer for Jase is God will continue to help Jase love the Lord and love people as Jesus does and continue to live his life daily on fire for God, sharing that with others daily. I pray as Jase asked me to, that God would help him be bold in sharing his faith with others. I pray that God will be with Jase daily in everything he does, as he continues to learn academically and in His word. I pray that God will give Jase the strength and wisdom daily to do the things he needs to do to fulfill his God given tasks.

I thank God for Josh and Adrianne's marriage and for how He has helped them to grow in their marriage, in their walk with Him, and as parents. I pray daily that God will give Adrianne the strength and wisdom that she needs to be a wife, Mommy and in everything she does. I pray that He will be with her daily as she works in a Dr.'s office, helping others. I pray that He will help her to know how much our family loves her and help us to continue to develop our relationships.

I thank God for Madasyn Shae, for her health, and for how she is always learning. I pray that God will be with her as she begins a new preschool. I pray that He will be with her every time she goes to church and help her to soak up what she learns at church and from her parents. I pray that you will help her to obey her parents and help her to continue to be well mannered.

I thank God for Jocyah Thomas David, for his health, and for how he is already growing and alert and will soon be learning new things. I pray that God will be with Adrianne's Granny as she cares for Jocyah, while Adrianne and Josh work. I pray Jocyah will continue to grow physically and mentally.


  1. What a wonderful thing to pray for our children. Thank you for sharing your prayers with us.

  2. Yes, it is so important to pray for our children and grandchildren. I often pray the 91st Psalm over ours and also the prayer of Jabez at times. God has a plan for each of them and we give thanks that they are in His hands. God bless.

  3. Praying for our children and grandchildren ia something that just keeps getting stronger and stronger for me.Thank-you for sharing this I thinks it wonderful.
    God Bless,

  4. Thank you for sharing your prayers. It is so important to pray for our children and grands.
    Blessings, Annette

  5. Beautiful. Simply beautiful!
    The bible tells us to never stop praying
    (I Thess 5:17).

  6. prayer makes life so much easier. Great shots of your family

  7. Hi Sandy,

    What a wonderful and inspired act. Thank you for sharing it and encouraging each of us to be an intecessor.

    Blessings and peace.


  8. Your family is blessed to have you. You are blessed to have each one of them. It's a blessed family circle. I am grateful today for all whole families today. Also want to remember those families broken in some way. I Pray that your strong example will become heard about or read about far and wide.

  9. Thank you for such a blessed article. And what a lovely family you have.

    What a blessing and, indeed, calling it is for us as grandparents to pray for our grandchildren and children daily! I especially love to "pray Scripture" verses specifically for my kids and grandkids. Two of my favorite Scripture prayers are for them to Love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, strength, and mind along with several of the great verses in 1 Peter 3:8-15.

  10. I always pray for my family and my blogging family too. That was a very sweet post.

  11. Our family continues this year to pray for all the children in our family who are in school. There are so many threats in the schools today. I enjoyed your post and your pictures are great. I've been praying for my children for 43 years. All four are great. Doylene

  12. I have prayed continually for my grown children since they were born. One is successful. The other still struggling. A dear friend called one day in the middle of another crisis and reminded me. God was perfect and Satan still rebelled. I am so glad your children are doing well, pray for those in others who have broken dreams and hearts. Blessings, Debbie

  13. What a great commitment that bears good fruit. To pray specifically every day for our children. Thank you for sharing your prayers for your special children.