Lasting Valentines

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Grandparents make a huge impact on their grandchildren’s lives. Although all my grandparents lived on another continent and I never met them, they passed on a godly heritage through their faith and prayers. In turn, I want to pass on a Christian heritage to my grandchildren and future generations I will never meet.

One way to bless your grandchildren is to give them a Valentine’s Day gift of prayer. That simply means you spend extra time praying for them. You could use Scripture verses such as these and insert their names in the blanks as you pray.

Lord, I pray that _____ will seek first Your Kingdom and Your righteousness (Matthew 6:33).

Lord, give my grandchild(ren) _____ wholehearted devotion to keep Your commands, statutes, and decrees (1 Chronicles 29:19).

Lord, I pray that _____ will look not only to his or her own interests but also to the interests of others (Philippians 2:4).

Lord, I pray that _____ will grow in showing love, patience, and kindness to others (1 Corinthians 13:4–5).

Lord, give ______ a worshipping heart that praises Your name (Psalm 95:6–7).

If you send your grandchildren a card by mail, e-mail, or text them, tell them you’re praying for them. You could include the specific verses you prayed.

Thank You, Lord, for our grandchildren. Help us to grow in our love for You and to model godly behavior before them. May we as a family glorify You in all we do. We love You and pray in Jesus’s name. Amen.

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!

About Lydia Harris

Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."

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