Grandparent's Day & a Giveaway!

September 10, 2017 is Grandparent's Day . . . a day set aside to, "Honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance older people are able to offer".

It is also the day for the observance of the Million Praying Grandparents, with the goal of, "Mobilizing Christian grandparents worldwide to regularly and intentionally pray for their grandchildren, families, and the influences in their grandchildren’s lives." (You'll learn more about how you are able to become one of the million praying grandparents at this link.)

So, with Grandparent's Day just around the corner and the focus upon the Million Praying Grandparents, I thought it sounded like the perfect time to have a giveaway . . . I'm giving away one autographed copy of my Deeper In 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition!


This is one of the books I wrote - I believe with all my heart one of the, if not the, most important and powerful things we are able to do for our grandchildren is to pray for them. When you look at the world around you, do you wonder how your grandchildren/children will possibly grow up to love, know and follow God with faithful hearts? There are so many things to deceive them and side-track or derail their walk with God. But, we do not have to wonder or worry. No! We are able do something about it! We can pray and know God not only hears our prayers, but He listens and answers them as well! 

With Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition, you will find 52 weeks of Scripture prayers which guide you in praying specifically for God's Word to be shown in your own life and the lives of the children you love! Each week begins with a new Scripture, personalized prayer and questions to consider. Then each day for the coming week, you will be able to pray a portion of the verse/prayer for yourself and your grandchildren/children. This focus on praying God's Word for yourself and your grandchildren/children will give you the opportunity to do something. Something which makes a difference. Pray!

If you are a grandparent (or parent) this book is for you! If you have a grandparent - or are looking for a gift idea for your children's grandparents, 
Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition is a great gift idea for birthdays, Christmas or just because! Deeper In will help you, your grandparents, your children's grandparents pray intentionally - and in doing so make a true and significant difference in the lives of the children they love!

I'm happy to make one autographed copy of 
Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition available for a giveaway . . . September 10, 2017 (USA only). If you live in the USA or Canada, are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition, please comment below to let me know a favorite Scripture you pray for the children you love . . . I especially love praying Psalm 100.

In addition, you will receive additional entries if you have followed on Google+, Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!

And, to help you experience what 
Deeper in 4 Grandparents & Parents, Too! Praying the Scriptures for the Children You Love - Psalms Edition is like, I'm including one week's Scripture and prayer focus for you to try!

Week 35 - Read – Psalm 100 - Pay attention to – 
· What does this passage tell me about God’s love? · What do I learn about God’s faithfulness and my response? · What do I especially like about this passage? · What do I not like or do not understand? · How does this help me know God better? · What will I do to live this passage today? 

Prayer  - 
Dear God, please help me notice all You do and shout for joy to You, worship You with gladness, and come before You with joyful songs. I know You are God, You made me and I am Yours; I am the sheep of Your pasture. I want to enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise. I give thanks to You and praise Your name for You are good and Your love lasts forever! I praise You for Your faithfulness, which continues through all generations! 

Please help my grandchildren/children notice all You do and shout for joy to You, worship You with gladness, and come before You with joyful songs! Please protect them from the lies of the devil, so they are not deceived, but instead know with confidence, You are God, You made them, and they are Yours; they are the sheep of Your pasture. Please give them hearts which are thankful and filled with praise; please help them see all they have and be thankful. I pray throughout their lives they will be able to see the truth; You are good and Your love lasts forever! Please help them to not be deceived, but to instead be able to see, experience and remember how You show Your great faithfulness. Thank You for Your great love for us, amen! 

Focus for the Week – 
Make this your prayer in the coming week and draw your thoughts to the following focus . .
· Sunday – Dear God, please help me notice all You do and shout for joy to You. Please help my grandchildren/children notice, experience the joy and praise You, too. Do I notice all God has done and is doing for me, or do I live without seeing? What has God done recently? Pray my grandchildren/children will see what God does for them, remember and praising God.
· Monday – I want to worship God with gladness and come before Him with joyful songs! Please help my grandchildren/children do the same. How does worshiping God with gladness change my life? How will I do this today? Pray my grandchildren/children will be glad in God, and have hearts which are quick to worship Him with joy!
· Tuesday – I know God is God! Please help my grandchildren/children be protected from the lies of the devil, so they are not deceived, but instead know with confidence, You are God. How does it change my life to know God is God? Pray my grandchildren/children will have eyes which see the truth, so they are not deceived, but will know with confidence, God is God.
· Wednesday – God made me and I am His; I am one of His sheep! Please help my grandchildren /children know they belong to You and see and remember how You care for them. How does it change me to know God made me and I belong to Him? Make a list of at least five ways I see God is my Shepherd and cares for me – and thank God! Pray my grandchildren/children are confident in knowing they belong to God and see and remember how He cares for them.
· Thursday – I want to enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise! Please help my grandchildren/children have hearts which are quick to praise and thank You. What will I do today to “enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and praise”? How will this change my life? Pray my grandchildren/children will be thankful people who are quick to praise God.
· Friday – I give thanks to God and praise His name for He is good and His love lasts forever! Please help my grandchildren/children see all they have to be thankful for and make the choice to give thanks to You. Please help them throughout their lives be able to see the truth; You are good and Your love lasts forever! How does it change me to know God is Good and His love lasts forever? What will I do to thank and praise God for His never-ending love? Pray my grandchildren/children will be thankful.
· Saturday – I praise God for His faithfulness which continues through all generations! Please help my grandchildren/children so they are not deceived, but instead will be able to see, experience, and remember how You show Your great faithfulness, which continues through all generations! What will my life look like if I really believe God’s faithfulness continues through all generations? What am I doing to pass on a heritage of faith? How will I praise God today for His never-ending faithfulness? Pray my grandchildren/children will see, experience, and remember how God shows His great faithfulness to them and will grow to be people who pass on a heritage of faith.   

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