7 Strengthening Prayers for a Grandson

Although my dad loved having two daughters, he was thrilled when his first grandchild was a boy. He taught us to throw a ball and coached all our teams growing up, but I think he longed for a son at times. Now that he has 2 grandsons, he is thrilled, but knows the most important thing he can do is pray for his grandsons.

My dad often talks about wanting to take my boys on a fishing trip to Canada when they get older. It was something special he did with his dad and has longed to share this special memory with them as well. 

I get tears in my eyes though when my dad talks about reading through two Bibles in next few years so that my boys can each have a Bible with special notes and highlights from their grandpa. It has truly been a gift to watch him take on the role of the spiritual leader through his identity as a grandpa.

I pray this story inspires you to be a model of Christian life for your grandson as well. I have given you 7 prayers for a grandson, but feel free to customize them to your specific situation.

Please leave any prayer requests in the comments as you are praying so we can pray with you!

Short Prayer for My Grandson

Lord, thank you for the gift of my grandson. (Name) is such a light to my life and the world. Thank you for the gift of family! May he continue to glorify You in all that he does. May You be at the forefront of (Name)’s mind and the driving force for all of his actions. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Keeping a Good Connection With Your Grandson

Lord, thank you for the gift of my grandson, (name). I need your help to keep a good connection with my grandson. If only he knew how special he was to me. I didn’t appreciate my relationship with my grandparents until I got older. I pray he will desire to be close to me unlike I did as a child.

He is so busy with my job and family that I often times forget about my grandson. I know he has important and stressful things going on in their life so I need to keep him at the forefront of my mind more often. I know it means a lot to me when he reaches out to me so I need to return the favor and work harder to maintain our connection.

Please help our relationship to grow on a spiritual level. I know (name) has fallen away from the faith he grew up with. I’m not sure if he prays or goes to church anymore.

Allow me to be a light to my grandson so that he can turn back to you. When we aren’t close to you, O God, we are restless. I know my grandson is restless.

When my grandson and I speak please help my words to be Your words. Help me to be Your face, hands, and feet. Help me to preach the Gospel and when necessary use words to do so. I hope he can see my passion and purpose for life derive from an authentic and pure connection with You.

I love my grandson and I love you. I hope (name) and I can maintain a better connection so he can love you too. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Healing Prayer for Your Grandson

Good and gracious God, please keep my grandson in good health. I know he has been battling a variety of health concerns and I pray that you clear them up. You are a miracle worker so I know that if it is Your will you will heal (name) of his afflictions.

Please heal (name) of not only his physical wounds, but his emotional and spiritual wounds as well. May (name) remember the words from Scripture, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3, NIV).

May my grandson turn to you, the ultimate healer, for every kind of healing that he needs. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Your Grandson to Put God First

Dear God, Your Son says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12: 30-31, NIV).

If these are your greatest commandments then they are my biggest prayers for my grandson. I hope (name) loves you above all else. If (name) is struggling to put you first right now I pray that you take away the distractions. Give him the desire to pray daily and fervently.

I also pray (name) loves others as himself. Your Son served the poor selflessly and that is something we should be doing here on earth. It is our mission as Christians to be Your face, hands, and feet to those we encounter daily. I hope this mission is at the forefront of his mind.

If (name) is struggling in either of these areas please place someone in his path to help him grow. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for a Grandson Who Has Turned From God

Lord, my grandson is not like his cousins. He no longer believes in You. He used to love going to church and talking about Bible stories. Now he won’t even attend church with our family anymore. Please penetrate his heart and show him that he is lost without you.

I worry about what will happen to him if he continues to stray from you. Our happiness and joy can only be sustained through You. I take comfort in knowing that You will always pursue him. I pray his heart will soften and he will desire to have a relationship with You again.

I’m not sure if there is anything else I can do but pray. I don’t want to ruin our relationship, but I don’t want to sit by idly either. It’s my mission as a grandparent to help him get to heaven. When I speak with him may I be attentive to your voice and your wisdom so I know what to say and how to approach the subject.

If I am not the person to lead him back to You please put someone in his path who will do so. I love him so much Lord and long for him to experience Your everlasting joy in heaven. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for a Grandson During Hard Times

Lord, my grandson is going through a difficult time right now. Things are piling up on him and I know he is struggling even though he doesn’t want to show it. He is such an amazing person. He is a true light in so much darkness in this world. Please don’t let the darkness get to him too.

Help him to persevere in all his endeavors. When my grandson is struggling help him and remember to “cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” (Psalm 55:22, NIV).

We can fill ourselves with worldly things, but nothing will ever sustain us as You do. No matter how difficult things are right now for (name) please help him to have hope in You. Help (name) to deal with his stress in healthy ways and if they need help, give him the courage and strength to ask for help. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

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Prayer for Grandson to Grow in Virtue

God, there are many virtues you want us to model as Christians. The Scriptures tell us that compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience are just a few of the characteristics we should embody as Christians (Colossians 3:12, NIV).

I fervently pray that my grandson strives to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. When he sees those less fortunate than he may he remembers to treat them with the love of Christ. May all the words that come from his lips be spoken with kindness, gentleness, and love.

May (name) try not to boast about his accomplishments. May (name) strive to recognize Your power and know that he can do nothing without You. May (name) have a heart of humility. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

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Concluding Thoughts

The relationship between a grandparent and grandson is a special bond, but something that takes work. It’s easy for teens to become distant and adults to get wrapped up in all of their responsibilities.

Although quality time is most important, it’s not always feasible to be close to one another. Sending a card in the mail, a phone call or a text are all small gestures that will go a long way in the relationship with your grandson.

Showing your grandson what it means to be a follower of Jesus, teaching him how to pray, and loving him unconditionally, just as our Heavenly Father loves us is the most important thing you can do as a grandparent. May God continue to bless you and your grandson!

4 thoughts on “7 Strengthening Prayers for a Grandson”

  1. Please pray for my grandson Robbie is biopsy comes back normal and that his tumor is not cancerous I believe in the power of prayer I’ve had a miracle with my daughter in a car accident and I believe it was all the prayers that saved her life please pray for my grandson in Jesus name amen

  2. Please pray for my Grandson. He is facing some difficulties in his life. He is feeling very low and giving up on himself. God, please watch over him and help guide him through these difficult times. Let him know the love of God and that he can overcome anything in the name of God!!!!

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