Praying for the Generations

On Mondays I would like for us to concentrate on praying for the generations that come after us--our descendants.

A number of years ago I was reading the Bible and came to this verse--

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Mark 8:36

That hit me so hard especially in the area of my family and the generations to come after.  I can leave a lasting legacy by praying for them now.

and this scripture--from Psalm 78--

5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, 

6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 

7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. 
(accents mine)

Heavenly Father,
It is our desire to be faithful to pray for our children and grandchildren and all those to come after us in our lineage.
It is also our desire to be diligent to talk to them about you--to talk of your unfailing love and promises, to let them see the ways you work in our own lives--to make known the fact that you have never and will never let us down.
That you will always be there for us and never leave us--
Father, in so doing, it is our hope and prayer that their hearts will be prepared for the day when they are confronted with You and making the eternal choice of a personal relationship with the God of the Universe through our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lord, we pray that each generation of our lineage would be faithful to tell of your great love, to make living for you a priority in their families.
We pray that not one of our lineage will be lost to the enemy of our soul--that ALL would come to a saving knowledge of You.
In Jesus' Name,



Photo is of our youngest granddaughter--a few years ago--she is almost 11 now