Friday, September 8, 2017

Being Intentional & Engaging Them in Prayer

I want my grandsons to grow up to be children, then teens and eventually adults who love, know and follow God, but I know in this world it is becoming ever more difficult for this to happen. So many things and people around them tell them it is okay, and even fun, to do whatever they feel like doing, and it is okay to ignore God's Word.

But this is not the truth. I know the only way my grandsons will experience a life of joy is if they choose to love, know and walk with God. This is the truth and I want them to know and believe it.

If we are serious about passing on a heritage of faith to our grandchildren, we really need to be intentional. We need to think about it. We need to pray. We need to have conversations we plan, as well as be listening and watching for opportunities to help our grandchildren connect what they are doing/what is happening with God's Word. This may sound difficult, but it is not. It is just about being intentional. About thinking about it. About planning. About watching for those opportunities.

So, with this in mind, I have a plan to be intentional with my grandsons, and am beginning with God's Word and prayer. The boys tend to spend Friday or Saturday nights at our house for sleepovers, so while they are here, we spend time looking at Scripture and putting prayer requests in our journals. I have the boys write or draw pictures of something we will pray about for them in the coming week. I believe it will impact my grandsons to know, not only their grandparents are praying for them, but to share things they want us to pray about - and how God answers!

I want my grandsons to see, hear and experience what it means to pray and read God's Word, so I am being intentional with them. It matters too much not to be.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet thing to do with your grandchildren. Such a blessing for all of you.