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Friday, April 8, 2016

Pray for Families (The Gift of Parents & Grandparents)

Greetings Prayer Warriors,

What would the world be like without the love of parents and grandparents?

As parents often look forward to an “empty nest” and grandparents look forward to the “golden years,” often the nest gets refilled with boomerang children and the golden years are spent helping adult children and raising grandchildren.  Let us praise God for the never-ending love of parents and grandparents who stand in the gap and mirror Christ’s love, mercy and compassion. They labor endlessly, pouring out what they have gleaned over a lifetime.  They are founts of faith and vessels of love.  Regardless of whether their personal style is warm and fuzzy or firm and unfailing, they reflect the sustaining love of God. 

Children’s children are the crown of the elderly, and the glory of children is their parentage. Proverbs 17:6

Lord, hear our prayers of praise for the gift of parents and grandparents. Immerse them in your unfathomable love, while blessing, fortifying, and strengthening them.  Lighten their load as they carry the crosses of old age.  Prepare for them the most glorious crowns, as they often fulfill a martyrdom of their dreams here on earth.   Help us to perpetuate their love in this world!

If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23-24

Peace, Joy, and Love,

Loving actions speak loudly! Pass it on!