5 Powerful Examples of Prayer for Grandmothers

Grandmothers hold a dear spot in our hearts! They bless our lives with love and thoughtfulness. Their unfailing support as they believe in us often makes the difference in tackling a challenge.

Proverbs 16:13 reminds us that “Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.” What a blessing it is to have a grandmother like that!

We can do something special for them by praying for them! We will look at 5 examples of a prayer for grandmothers, including a prayer for their health, for their spiritual growth, and their legacy.

If it is difficult to pray for your grandmother, or you want to pray for someone who is like a grandmother to you, we will also cover that issue.

Some grandmothers may have found this looking for a prayer to pray for their grandchildren, and we will include 2 examples of a prayer for grandmothers to pray for their grandchildren at the end of this post.

We will also include a free printable “I prayed for you!” card, to download, print, and give to your grandmother or anyone else who you might want to encourage.

Prayer for Grandmothers: 5 Helpful Sample Prayers

Many loving grandmothers are a blessing to their grandchildren, showing support and love in their lives. Most grandmothers don’t have the day to day responsibilities of parents, and may have gained perspective over the years to cherish each day.

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We realize that not every grandmother plays that role in every grandchild’s life. They might even be an example of who the grandchild doesn’t want to be.

For those who have that type of relationship with their grandma, here are some suggestions.

Pray for your grandmother anyway. She may not be a blessing to you, but you can be a blessing to her. She might not “deserve” it, but neither do we deserve God’s mercy in our lives. Your prayers can make a difference in her life.

Another way to approach this is to pray for someone who is like a spiritual grandmother to you. She may be a family friend, an aunt, someone from work, or an older woman from church. She may have a long list of grandchildren or no grandchildren at all. You can bless her with your prayers.

Whether we are praying for a grandmother related to us, or a “chosen” grandmother, we can keep them in prayer for these key areas of their lives. 

These prayers can be used to inspire your own prayers. Or you can pray along with these prayers, praying to God with a genuine heart.

Prayer for Health and Strength

As your grandmother grows older, it is difficult to see them struggle with health challenges. Even the strongest woman will slow down with age.

Instead of worrying, why not pray for her? We can trust God for His plan for her life. This prayer for grandmothers lifts up to God our concerns about her health and strength.

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Dear Lord,

I love my grandmother so much! I thank You for her. She is a blessing in my life.

I ask for good health for my grandmother today. Whatever ailment she might have, I pray that You would have Your healing hand on her life.

May she have strength and vitality to go about her day, that she would fulfill Your will.

Please protect her and keep her safe today. May You guide her steps.

In the blessed name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer for Wisdom and Guidance

From your point of view, you might think that your grandmother has all the wisdom she needs! She always knows what to do when you ask her for advice. You benefit from her years of experience.

Yet, she faces new challenges each day. Even if you see her as a strong woman who can handle anything, she might be struggling with problems and not sure of what to do.

She might not have the same people to rely on, especially as life changes. She may be a new widow, or lost some of her support system as close friends or relatives move away or pass away.

This is a great opportunity to be in prayer for grandmothers. Pray for wisdom and guidance as she faces new situations or difficult decisions.

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Dear God,

I come to You today to seek Your gentle wisdom for my grandma. 

Your Word says in James 1:5, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach.”

I ask for that wisdom for my grandmother. May You guide her by the power of Your Holy Spirit. 

I also pray that as she dispenses her good advice for friends and family, that she will seek Your guidance and ultimately point them back to You and Your wisdom.

May this wisdom from the life of a godly woman reflect You, and be a blessing to others. May her influence extend into future generations.

In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer for Spiritual Growth

A dear woman in her 90’s who we know spends much of her time in prayer. It is difficult for her to attend church often because of her health and strength challenges. She has decided the best way she can serve the Lord is to spend hours in prayer each day.

The example of this beautiful woman is just one of the ways that grandmothers can continue to grow in their faith. Grandmothers can persevere in growing in the Lord and serving Him, no matter their age. 

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O Lord,

I thank You for my grandmother and the example she has been to me in my Christian walk.

Today, I lift up her spiritual well-being. Please draw her closer to You each day. May she experience spiritual blessings today as she reads Your Word and spends time in prayer.

May she grow in her knowledge of the Scriptures. Please encourage her in her faithful prayers. I thank You for the prayer warrior she is for my family and for me.

I ask all of these things in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer for Emotional and Mental Well-being

Today’s world can be worrisome to your grandmother. There are so many things that are different than when she grew up. 

It can be easy to be fearful about the news stories she might watch. Plus, she may struggle to not worry about the people she loves so much. 

These are just a couple of aspects that we can pray for our grandmothers as we lift up their emotional and mental well-being.

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Dear God,

I lift up my grandmother to You. May she be blessed by You with joy and peace in her life. Please help her to know Your loving presence each day of her life.

When she is afraid, may she find comfort in the promises of Your Word.

Help her to focus on things that are true (Philippians 4:8). Please strengthen her mind. May her thoughts be filled with thankfulness and truth.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer for Legacy and Influence

In 3rd John 1:4, the Apostle John says this of those following his example.

”I have no greater joy than this: to hear about my children walking in the truth.”

At some point in almost every person’s life, they consider their legacy. What will they be leaving to those that come after them, whether it is their children or future generations? What kind of difference will they have made once they have passed away?

Grandmothers may also consider this as well. At least some of them would count their greatest joy being their children having a close walk with God.

Pray for this spiritual legacy and lasting influence for grandmothers, that they will continue to live lives that inspire a legacy of godliness in their children and grandchildren.

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Dear God,

Thank You for my grandmother! She has been a beautiful Christian example all of my life, living a consistent life of faith.

I pray that You would bless my grandmother with the joy of seeing her grandchildren walking in the truth. May she have hope and continue in faithful prayer even when she is not seeing those changes.

Please bless the good work of her hands as she serves You. May she leave a spiritual legacy that honors You!

In the name of Jesus,


Don’t miss out on the free printable “I prayed for you!” card at the end of this post. It’s great for encouraging your grandmother or anyone else!

Prayers for Grandmothers to Pray for the Grandchildren

If you have found this because you are a grandmother who wants to pray for their grandchildren, we have included these two special prayers.

Prayer for Grandchildren’s Spiritual Development

What a blessing it is to see your grandchildren come to know Christ and grow in Him!

As a grandparent, you can be praying for this important milestone and continued spiritual development.

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Dear God,

I pray for my grandchildren to know You! May they love You and follow You each day.

I lift up my grandchild’s spiritual development, that they would continue to grow in You. May they surrender anything to You that draws them away from You.

I pray that You would thwart anything that would hinder their walk with You. Help them to persevere in holiness even in temptation.

Give me wisdom to know when to speak into their lives and when to hold back my thoughts and opinions.

I ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ,


Prayer for Grandchildren’s Protection and Guidance

A grandmother prays many, many prayers for the safety of her precious children and grandchildren, as well as others that she knows. What a great concern that can be!

Thankfully, God is trustworthy for His perfect will. We can pray for His protection and know that nothing happens outside of His will. 

This prayer for grandmothers to pray for their grandchildren asks for God’s protection and guidance over these precious grandkids. 

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Dear God,

I pray that You will keep my grandchildren safe. Please protect them in Your loving arms.

May they find that the safest place to be is in Your perfect will. Give them guidance to discern Your will.

I pray that they would turn to You for strength and wisdom in their time of need. When they face challenging circumstances, may they persevere in You.

In the name of our Lord Jesus,


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Free Printable “I Prayed for You” Card

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Looking to offer an encouraging word to your grandmother? These free downloadable “I prayed for you” cards are perfect to encourage her, and others as well! You could give it to her on its own, or you could include it with an encouraging card or with a small gift.

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Your prayer for grandmothers can make a powerful impact in the life of your grandma or grandmothers.

The Lord hears your prayers and will answer them according to His will.

For the Christian grandmother who has blessed you with her godly example all her life, this can be a beautiful way to return the favor.

If your grandmother struggles with her faith, this can be a blessing to her walk with God.

Spend time in prayer for your dear grandma today and see how God works in her life!

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