Praying Grandmothers

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. 2 Timothy 1:5

Last night I had the privilege to attend a combined community service of churches, government officials. Law enforcement officers and students to pray and celebrate Black History Month.

This was the first time an event of this nature had taken place in our township and it was in part due to our mayor who thought outside of the box to focus on a spiritual awakening in these uncertain times.

Our pastor was one of the individuals involved in the planning of this wonderful event. And when he spoke to those in attendance, there was an instance in which he spoke about, “we all having a praying grandmother.”

Yes, I can remember just as if it was yesterday, my grandmother who spent her waking hours humming Negro spirituals, while she was doing housework, cooking or ironing.

And when my grandmother was sewing and sitting in her favorite chair in her bedroom, she would be listening to gospel music or a sermon on the radio.

But when my grandmother closed her eyes and began rocking back and forth in her chair or on the edge of her bed. I knew my grandmother was praying and I dare not interrupt her.

Momma, as we called my grandmother, believed in the Lord. One of the many things I admired about my grandmother was that even though she knew who Jesus was in her life, she never carried a “beat you over the head with a bible” mentality. No, my grandmother let Christ live through her.

A praying grandmother is a powerful woman. Especially, the grandmother who recognizes that she can move mountains and turn the world upside down, when she pours out her heart and petitions on behalf of others.

I know a few praying grandmothers that are so in-tune and in-touch with the Lord, that if I would go to them and ask for prayer for a person, situation or circumstance, their prayer will be heard and answer.

Praying grandmothers are needed today. Especially, here in America.

A praying grandmother is a sight to behold and a blessing to those who know her.

God bless, praying grandmothers.

In Him Alone

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2017 The Year of Our Lord

Helen Baylor – I Had a Praying Grandmother