How to Pray for your Grandchildren Returning to School
By Elliott Innes

As your grandchildren return to school, you may be wondering how you can pray for them. Here are a few ideas to get you started! Praying for your grandchildren is a great way to show them that you love them and care about their well-being. Prayer can also help keep them safe and guide them during their studies. Let’s take a look at some ways that you can pray for your grandchildren as they head back to school!

1. Thank God for your grandchildren and ask Him to protect them as they return to school

As we send our grandchildren back to school, let us take a moment to give thanks to God for the gift of these special young lives. Let us also ask Him to watch over them and protect them as they face the challenges of the coming year. We know that He is always with them and that His love for them is perfect and eternal. But we also know that this world can be a difficult place, and so we ask for His guidance and strength for our grandchildren as they grow and learn. Whatever challenges they may face, we know God will be with them, giving them the wisdom and courage they need to meet whatever comes their way.

2. Ask God to help them make good decisions

It can be difficult to watch our grandchildren make decisions that we know are not going to lead to good outcomes. We want them to learn from our mistakes and make wise choices, but it can be hard to stand back and let them figure things out for themselves. One way we can help them is by asking God to guide their steps. Prayer is a powerful tool, and when we lift our grandchildren in prayer, we are asking God to give them the strength and wisdom they need to make good decisions. We may not be able to be there with them every step of the way, but we can rest assured that God will never leave or forsake them. He will help them through every decision, big and small.

3. Pray that they will find friends who will encourage them in their faith

As our grandchildren head back to school, we should pray that they will find friends who will encourage them in their faith. In today’s world, it can be a challenge for young people to stay true to their beliefs. Peers can be a powerful influence, and it is important for our grandchildren to have friends who will support and encourage them in their faith. These friends can help to create an environment where discipleship can flourish. As we pray for our grandchildren, let us ask that God would surround them with friends who will be a positive force in their lives.

4. Pray for their teachers and classmates

While we are at it, we should take a moment to pray for their teachers and classmates. We should pray that they will be surrounded by friends who are kind and respectful. We should pray that they will have teachers who are patient and caring. And we should pray that they will always be able to discern the truth, no matter how difficult it may be to find. By offering up these prayers, we can help to ensure that our grandchildren have a safe, happy, and successful school year.

5. Pray that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior

If they haven’t already, Let’s pray that our grandkids will come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Salvation is the most critical decision they will ever make, and we want them to respond to God’s offer of eternal life. We pray that they will develop a relationship with Jesus and come to know His love and forgiveness. We are grateful for His Salvation, and we pray that our grandchildren will repent of their sins and turn to Him for eternal life.

As you pray for your grandchildren, remember to ask God to help them live their lives with purpose. He has great plans for each of them, and we can trust Him to guide them as they return to school this year. If you want to learn more about how you can live your retirement years with purpose, check out our website at We’d love to hear from you in the comments section about what prayer means to you when it comes to your grandchildren.