“Look at the book of Valentines my grandparents gave me,” my friend had said, while punching out heart-shaped cards. I felt jealous of her and wished my four grandparents didn’t live on another continent. I had never met any of them and probably never would. But they gave me a loving Valentine through their godly heritage of faith and prayers.
Now as a grandparent myself, I want to pass on a Christian heritage to my children, grandchildren, and future generations that I will never meet. If you would like to as well, here’s a powerful way to impact them no matter how near or far away you live.
Blessing Your Children and Grandchildren with a Valentine’s Day Gift of Prayer.
That simply means spending 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).
I’m asking you, Lord, to 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).
I pray that _____ will grow in showing love, patience, and kindness to others, Lord (1 Corinthians 13:4–5).
Lord, give ______ a worshipping heart that praises Your name (Psalm 95:6–7).
Send them a card by mail or e-mail. Or text them to say you are praying for them. Include the specific verses you prayed.
Thank You, Lord, for our children and grandchildren. Help us grow in our love for You and enable us 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.
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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."