2019-11-21
Shutterstock.com

Prayer is one of the best tools for blessing others. It is our time to talk about the things we’re dealing with in life, both good and bad, and also a method to lift up those around us. It can also help us encourage the strength of others. We should pray especially for our grandparents who provide wisdom, experience and love to our families. One of the greatest ways you can honor your grandparents is to pray a prayer of blessing over them. These prayers reflect our love for them. It is also a way to call on God’s blessing over their remaining time on earth. Here are eight prayers to pray for your grandparents to help honor the gift they are to your family and to lift up their special needs.

A Prayer For Their Spirit

One of the best prayers to lift up for your grandparents is one that asks for the strengthening and renewal of their mind, body and spirit. As they grow in age, their mind and body should be prayed over. Our God has defeated sin and Satan all through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God has the power to bring them strength. If you want to pray that they are transformed from the inside out, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I ask You to strengthen my the mind, body and spirit of my grandparents today. When they are weary, may they be refreshed. When they are worn, may they be renewed. When they are broken, may they be restored. When they are fearful, may they become faithful. I pray that they walk in complete confidence today knowing that the Lord Almighty is with them. Amen.

A Prayer For Their Strength

When they are in need of strength, remember that God is the number one healer and can guide them in endless ways. When our hearts are centered on God, His Word and His Holy Spirit, we can rest assured that He will direct our path. God’s primary means for giving us guidance is in the Bible. “Jesus answered, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and spirit.’” (John 3:5). If you want your grandparents to trust in God’s ability to direct their life, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, as my grandparents wake up today, I pray that Your strength pilot them, Your power uphold them, and Your wisdom guide them. May Your eye look before them, Your hand protect them and Your shield defend them. Amen.

A Prayer For Grace and Forgiveness

It’s important that we ask God to bless our grandparents, protect them from harm and bring them peace. God has the power to give them grace, forgiveness and strength to overcome all the difficulties they face. He also has the power to keep your family together when the world tries to pull them apart. If you want to lift up prayers to strengthen your family, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for today, Thank You for my dear family and all that You have blessed me with. I pray that You fill my grandparents’ hearts with peace and strength. I pray that their days go smoothly and that their lives are touched in a special way. Reveal Yourself to them in marvelous ways. I pray that any barriers that separate us be let down, and that we would live as a team for You. I pray that Your will be done today and always. Amen.

A Prayer For Them to Surrender All to God

One thing we should pray over our grandparents is for peace of mind. We can do this by lifting up a prayer for surrender. God calls on all of us to make total surrender to God. If your grandparents are in need of strength and are ready for a change in their lives in a way that they’ve never known before, we can call on God to do that in their lives. This begins with total surrender to them. Call on God to allow them to let go and let Him work in their life by praying this prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that my grandparents will surrender every area of their mind, will and emotions to You. I pray that they choose to dwell in Your goodness and faithfulness so that the good seeds You’ve planted in their life will take root. Keep them close to You and direct their steps down the good path You have prepared for them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

A Prayer For Surgery

Your grandparents may be dealing with health issues and complications that may eventually require surgery. When they are face insurmountable challenges like this, we can turn to the all-powerful Creator God for their healing. His strength and renewal can help them face their fears and do the impossible. In Psalm 138:3, the Psalmist says, “In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.” God has the power to make you whole again and restore you. If you’re looking for healing and restoration in the face of their surgery, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I entrust You to care for my grandparent who is going to have surgery soon; guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in Your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed, they may be restored to soundness of health. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

A Prayer For Healing

God answers prayers. The prayers that we raise for healing can illustrate firsthand the incredible power of prayer not just in our own lives, but also the lives of those around us. Through prayer, they can find comfort in the most trying of times. Turn to God to restore your grandparents’ health in mind and body so that they can live strong lives and better serve God. If you’re ready to trust God’s healing power in their lives, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, source of all health, fill my grandma and grandpa’s heart with faith. Be near to them in times of weakness and pain. Although I know You are in control, I am apprehensive about what faces them. Sustain them by Your grace that their strength and courage may not fail. Heal them according to Your will. Amen.

A Prayer For Direction

You may not think your grandparents are in need of direction, but they very well may be looking to God for it. If they are in need of strength and peace of mind, one of the best things they can do is call on God for protection and direction. God is not only a protector, but also a guide that will direct their path for good. If they are in need of His guidance and protection, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, I come to You today giving thanks for my grandparents. Thank You for keeping and protecting them. Thank You for Your guidance and direction in their lives. Thank You for picking them up when they have been weak. I pray that You direct them in any decision they need to make today. Guide them in their path today, tomorrow and always. In Your name I pray. Amen.

A Prayer That They Will Remember the Power of Their Words

We know from Scripture that our words have real power, including the power to calm our minds and our hearts. God spoke the world into being by the power of His words (Hebrews 11:3) and we are in His image in part because of the power we have with words. Words do more than convey information or deliver a message. The power of our words can actually destroy one’s spirit, even stir up hatred and violence if we’re not careful. It’s important that their words bring positivity and light, even when they are stressed with life and those around them. If you desire that their words uplift the lives of those around them, pray this prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to change my negative words and intentionally transform them into ones that bring life no matter what challenges are placed before me. Words of faith, strength, courage, success confidence, trust, peace, happiness and joy are just some of the positive attributes I want to reign in on my life. Guide me to recognize the power of my words, that they might give glory to You, and also give me strength. In Your name, I pray. Amen.

We know from Scripture that Jesus calls us to pray for our family, especially the pillars of our family. Grandparents are special members of our family that should be cherished.

God has the power to equip your grandparents with strength as they face their biggest challenges. Philippians 2:13 says “For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.” He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. His power can renew your strength and help you find great peace. Today, instead of turning things over in your mind, turn them over to God in prayer. Your grandparents shouldn’t worry about their next decision. We can call on God to lead them and guide them along the way. Nothing’s too big or too small to pray about. They don’t need to get lost in their own frustration or turn things over in their mind. God can can handle their every need.