Monday, April 3, 2017

LESSON 5, PART 2, WEEK 12–Praying for Protection on Our Family

Scripture for the week: I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 NIV

You can be certain that in the last days there will be some very hard times. People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud, stuck-up, rude, and disobedient to their parents. They will also be ungrateful, godless, heartless, and hateful. Their words will be cruel, and they will have no self-control or pity. These people will hate everything good. They will be sneaky, reckless, and puffed up with pride. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. Even though they will make a show of being religious, their religion won’t be real. Don’t have anything to do with such people.2 Timothy 3: 1-5 CEV

*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.
*Because this lesson is extremely long, the format for the next two days will be different. Day 5, instead of being a review will be a continuation of Day 4.

Think On These Things:

Today we will continue on with praying protection on our grandchildren and our families.


Pray for protections from addictionsNo temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. I Corinthians 10:13-14

And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. Psalm 50:15 NIV

God, You are faithful and I pray You will not let my grandchildren be tempted beyond what they can bear. But when they are tempted, provide a way out so that they can stand up under it. Here my call for their protection and deliver them.


Pray for godly mates to be raised up for themDo not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
 Corinthians 6:14

Lord raise up godly mates for my grandchildren, and let them not be yoked together with unbelievers.


Pray for Christian friends to surround them—He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13-20 NIV
As iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another. Proverbs 27:17 NIV
Lord, I pray for my grandchildren to walk with the wise so they will grow wise. As iron sharpens iron, may they be sharpened by wise friendships.


Pray that God’s plan will be fulfilled in their lives—We’ve talked about this one before. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Lord, may the plan you have for _______________be fulfilled in their live. They are “plans to prosper _____ and not to harm _______, plans to give __________hope and a future.


Pray that they be delivered from a rebellious attitude—I pray that my grandchildren will Listen to advice and accept instruction and in the end _________will be wise. Proverbs 19:20 NIV


Pray that they will honor their elders—Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 NIV

Father God, I pray that my grandchildren will Honor their father and their mother, so that they may live long in the land and enjoy the blessings that God has bestowed upon them.

Pray for the lost within your family unitToday, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. Psalm 95:8

Lord, I pray that today You would call to my family members. When they hear Your voice, I pray that they would not harden their hearts.


What Did I Learn

·       The days are becoming so troublesome that I need to be praying scripture around my grandchildren.
·       I learned specific scriptures to pray.


I Will Apply What I Have Learned

·        Today, I agree to pray the Word around my grandchildren.
·        I may not cover every instance every day, but I promise to cover them to the best of my ability.


Father God, The scripture in Timothy tells us about the last days. Already I see evidence of those days coming to be. Please help me, as a praying grandparent to remember to lift up my grandchildren and our family daily and bring one or more concerns to you, repeating them in an never ending cycle. Thank you God that You are a shield about us, our protector, and the lifter of our heads. We love You. Amen.

Well, dear grandparents, we are at the end of this study. I hope my writings have blessed your life. I’m sure the scriptures have. Please message me and let me know how this study has helped you. I hope to soon have an e-book and paperback copies available. Look for them on Amazon. Meanwhile, there’s some work to be done before that happens.

Blessings on you and your grandchildren. Amen and Amen.

©Janet Teitsort, April 4, 2017 




LESSON 4, WEEK 12–Praying for Protection on Our Family (1st part of a 2 part lesson)



Scripture for the week: I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 NIV

You can be certain that in the last days there will be some very hard times. People will love only themselves and money. They will be proud, stuck-up, rude, and disobedient to their parents. They will also be ungrateful, godless, heartless, and hateful. Their words will be cruel, and they will have no self-control or pity. These people will hate everything good. They will be sneaky, reckless, and puffed up with pride. Instead of loving God, they will love pleasure. Even though they will make a show of being religious, their religion won’t be real. Don’t have anything to do with such people.2 Timothy 3: 1-5 CEV

*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.
*Because this lesson is extremely long, the format for the next two days will be different. Day 5, instead of being a review will be a continuation of Day 4.

Think On These Things:

We need to be standing in the gap for our families more than ever. The signs of the times can be seen on TV, restaurants, schools, and about anywhere we go. Evil is rampant. There is no self-control. False religions abound. There is a cruelty in people’s hearts that can only come from Satan.

What can we do? What can we do? We need to quit wringing our hands and hit the floor on our knees. This is a time we pull out all stops and pray for our grandchildren—make that our entire family. Never doubt your call to stand in the gap for your grandchildren.

I personally believe in praying the Word—by that I mean, inserting your grandchild’s name in a verse, or praying a verse for your entire family.
Why do that? Because in Hebrews 4:12 (CEV), we are told God’s Word is alive and powerful! Also, Isaiah 55: 11 (NIV) says, So is my Word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Pray for protection from evil seen and unseen (you can even name the evils—murders, child stealers, rapists, perverts, sociopaths, terrorists )—
Dear God, please protect __________from all manner of evil. I claim Your promise that Weapons made to attack _____won’t be successful. Isaiah 545:17a CEV

Pray for traveling mercies—Please keep my grandchildren and family safe while traveling. __________will be blessed when you (they) come in and blessed when you (they go out) Deuteronomy 28:6 NIV (Parenthesis mine).

Pray for protections from the elements—Lord, protect ___________from (name it—tornado, storm, hail, hurricane, fire, flooding) But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11 NIV


Pray for protection on their minds—Father God, protect __________mind.
I pray that they Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of ___________ mind. Romans 12:2 NIV

Pray for protection from false religions, astrology, paranormal, mediums, and the occult—Let it be understood that this is a pagan practice and the Bible addresses it in 1 Chronicles 10:13-14
Saul died because he was unfaithful to the LORD; he did not keep the word of the LORD and even consulted a medium for guidance, and did not inquire of the LORD. So the LORD put him to death and turned the kingdom over to David son of Jesse. (Note: The medium was not of God, for it says he turned to the medium instead of God.)

All the counsel you have received has only worn you out! Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up.Isaiah 47:13-14 NIV

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. Matthew 24:24 NIV

Father God, protect my family from all manner of false doctrine, and the lure of the occult. Sometimes, in our humanness, we want to run ahead of You and know the future, like that is even possible. Instead, I pray that my
Family inquire of the LORD, and be delivered from stargazers who make predictions month by month. Give all of us discernment regarding false Christs and false prophets.


To be continued on day 5. . .
©Janet Teitsort, April 4, 2017 


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LESSON 3, WEEK 12–Asking God to Raise Up Godly Mates for Our Grandchildren



Scripture for the week: I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 NIV

Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you. I Peter 5:7 TLB

*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.

Think On These Things:

I have always been fascinated by the thought that while I was growing up, my husband was in a different locality growing up. The way God orchestrated the events that brought us together amazes me. I believe God is Sovereign and therefore believe He brought us together. I don’t know if anyone prayed for us to find a godly mate, but I like to believe someone did.

When my children were quite small, I remember looking at them and knowing that someday they would grow up and leave the nest. I began right then and there praying for God to raise up a godly mate for them.Through the years, I have continued praying that prayer for my grandchildren and for my great-grandchildren. I know that God has honored those prayers.

But you may be saying, I did that too, but we’ve had divorce. How can that be when I prayed? This is a deep question with an answer so unfathomable that only God can explain it. Personally, I feel it has something to do with free will—both partners have been given such a will. What was meant to be, can fall by the wayside, when a partner fails to follow God’s chosen path. Here, I’m going to say, I don’t know the answer, but God is good and we can trust Him. I feel that it is important to pray and leave the outcome and the questions for God and God alone.

So why would God care who we married? First, He wants us to live in peace and to be serving Him. That’s why we are told in 2 Corinthians 6:14 (KJV) Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? God knows when we are in disagreement over the most important issue in life there will be discord, and a pull in two direction. Make no mistake, God is wise.

Secondly, everything that affects us is important to Him. Scriptures tell us that even the hairs of our head our numbered. God loves you and wants the best for you. 

I’ve only named a couple of reason, but I’m convinced there are many others—too many to discuss here. But I urge you, grandparents, make prayer for your children and grandchildren’s godly mates to be a top priority. You’ll be glad you did.

What Did I Learn

God _____________about us. Even the hairs of our head are numbered.

God wants us to _________in peace.

Scriptures tell us to not be ____________yoked.

The reason for that is__________________________________________. 

Some questions are so unfathomable that we have to trust ____________.

It is i________________ to pray for God to raise up g____________

m___________for our grandchildren.

I Will Apply What I Have Learned

I will choose to pray that God raise up a godly mate for each of my grandchildren.

Dear God, I bring my grandchildren before you today and ask that You draw them close to You and that they would have a personal relationship with You. Lord, somewhere in this world is their future spouse, please be drawing them to You also. When the time is right, bring them together in their season.

Then father, for those grandchildren whose marriages have failed, bring a time of healing. And when that healing has taken place, bring the godly mate that You have hand selected to walk beside them into their lives.

Thank You for hearing my prayer and answering it. Thank You that I can trust You, even when I don’t understand what has happened, for You do. Amen and Amen.

©Janet Teitsort, March 29, 2017 




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LESSON 2, WEEK 12–Praying for God’s Plans to be Fulfilled in Family Members’ Lives

Scripture for the week: I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 NIV

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 TLB

*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.

Think On These Things:

I come from a line of strong-willed individuals and so did my husband. It only stands to reason that we have produced strong-willed children and grandchildren. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Strong-willed people are determined and do not give up easily. The problem exists when they are so strong-willed that they forage ahead without asking God about His will. This is why it’s important to ask God that His will be done in our lives and our family’s.

I’m now in the winter of my life, and as I look back, I can see where I ran ahead of God and took a detour. I’m happy to say, He did let me take that willful detour, but He brought me back to His plan every time.

God has a plan for each family member’s life. You can partner with God in seeing that they don’t miss the mark by praying for them. The very first thing we want to pray is that they will have a personal relationship with God. So always we need to pray for their salvation and walk.

Secondly, we need to pray that they will surrender their will to God’s will. When we are young, we always want to do it our way. Even when we’re old, we tend to do our thing, then remember we should have asked God

I also like to pray that God will make His will abundantly clear in my own life and the lives of my children and grandchildren. And, that we will be tuned in enough to hear and see His will for our lives. Ah, we have come full-circle—the relationship. If we walk with God, we will most likely hear and see the way He directs us.

What Did I Learn

Each family member needs to have a p __________  r ________________with the Triune God.

The need to  s______________their will to God’s will.
We need to so in tune that we will h_____________ and s__________ God’s will for us.

We also need to remember to ask God what _______   __________is for our lives.


I Will Apply What I Have Learned

I will pray for my children and grandchildren’s personal walk with you.

I will pray that You would guide them and cause them to hear and see Your will for their lives.

I will pray that they surrender their will to Yours.

Father God, I lift up my family to you and ask that Your work in my children and grandchildren’s lives. I pray that they will hunger for Your Word and a personal relationship with You. I pray that we all will remember to ask Your will before pursuing our will. I also ask that You open our ears and our eyes to discern Your will. In Jesus’ Name Amen.

©Janet Teitsort, March 28, 2017 







Monday, March 27, 2017

WEEK 12: Praying for Your Children & Grandchildren LESSON 1, WEEK 12–Praying for the Daily Needs & Protection of Our Family



Scripture for the week: I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none. Ezekiel 22:30 NIV

*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.

Think On These Things:

In Matthew 13, Jesus teaches with the parable on the wheat and the tares. We learn that the choice seed (the wheat) represents God’s people whom God has planted in the world, and the thistle (the tares), are the people who belong to Satan. Jesus tells his disciples they are to wait until the harvest to get rid of the tares.

What does all this have to do with praying for your family? A lot. Every day, they get up and go out to face a great big world that has both the wheat and the tares growing in it. They need prayer to not get involved with the tares. They need prayer in order to be a witness and to stand for God. They need prayer to make godly decisions.

It is my hope that you are already standing in the gap for your family. But if not, now is the time to start. The method is up to you, but I’m going to share some of my own thoughts and some that have been shared with me.

One lady shared how she got a loose-leaf notebook and posted pictures of family members on each page. She said it helped her to stay focused.
On the left, she listed the prayer request and on the right she listed the answer. This sounds like a great idea and I’ve always wanted to try it, but I’m not that organized. I do well to get their names listed in my prayer journal. All too often they’re written on my heart and that’s as far as I get.

During my prayer time, after a time of praise, thanksgiving, and confession, I start by lifting up each member of my family and asking God to protect us from evil in this world and the unseen world. I also request protection upon our lives as we go about our day. I then continue by asking God to make our marriages sweet and raise up godly mates for the unmarried grandchildren. I then list my request for each family member’s personal needs as I know them and are led by the Holy Spirit to pray.

At time, I may pray a particular verse of Scripture over a child or grandchild. We’ll talk more about that tomorrow.

However you want to do, God treasures you—standing in the gap for your family. That’s the important part.

What Did I Learn

It is important to stand in the _________ for our family because in the

world, the ________ and the __________are growing together until the

harvest.


The method is not as important as the fact that we ___________ for our family.

I Will Apply What I Have Learned


____I have been praying for my family, but I will be more intentional about it.

____I haven’t been praying, but see the importance of praying for them. I will begin right now.


Dear God, Guide me as I lift up my family before You and ask that You be at work in their lives. Remind me to always take the time to do this, for I will do nothing or give them anything greater than the gift of prayer. When I enter into the throne room and lift them up before You—well, they are basking in Your glory. Thank You for hearing my requests. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

©Janet Teitsort, March 27, 2017 


Saturday, March 25, 2017

LESSON 5, WEEK 11 –Review of Lessons 1-4


Scripture for the week:
This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything
according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 NIV


*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.

Think On These Things:

Who can understand all the mysteries of prayer? I can’t and you can’t. Yet, we are called to a personal relationship through prayer. We read the stories in the Bible and see how vital prayer is to our connecting with God.
I hope as we’ve studied this week, you have grown  in your personal relationship with God. I also hope you have seen how important it is that we share our call to prayer with our grandchildren.


Review of Lessons 1 -2

I am called to pray and maintain a relationship with ____________.

It is possible to know God as the great I AM, and also have a personal relationship with Him.

God called Abraham His friend, so it is possible I can have a __________________with Him too.

Sharing verses on _____________prayer is another way to share and explore the subject of prayer.

 In lesson two, we learned that prayer is not to be taken _________________.

Praying is a privilege that Jesus paid for with__________   ___________.

Many family ______________________are solved through ______________.


Review of Lessons 3-4


In lesson three we learned the importance of planting ______________ seeds in their lives.

One way to do that is to offer to _____________with them over a problem they have.

We also learned that sharing and letting our _________know that we have a prayer life is important in our prayer witness.

Keeping a prayer journal is a way to grow our _______________.

It is important to share how God has interceded in my life through _______________________.

As a grandparent, I need to encourage my grandchildren to keep a prayer journal and write their spiritual _________________.


Dear God, Thank You for allowing me to come to you in prayer. How wonderful it is that You want to maintain a relationship with me. May I never come to You in prayer that I don’t think how much it cost Jesus.  You have revealed to me how important our relationship is. I will be blessed to worship You as God Almighty, the great I AM and also call You friend. Amen and Amen

©Janet Teitsort, March 25, 2017 


Thursday, March 23, 2017

LESSON 4, WEEK 11–Growing the Faith



Scripture for the week:
This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that  if we ask anything
according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. I John 5:14 NIV

*Before you begin, ask God to reveal His truth to you as you study His Word.

Think On These Things:

Every life is a story. I am a writer. I like stories. For example, I read the story of Noah and I’m in awe that this guy had faith enough to build a boat when rain had not fallen upon the earth. Then there is Abraham who God called to pick up and move. I read about his life and I see that even though he had faith in the beginning, that faith grew and grew. There are others, too. Moses, Joseph, the prophets, Paul, and the disciples--the list is endless.The Bible is full of stories, both good and bad. God didn’t hold back. He told it all, so that we would feel comfortable in our stories.

Our stories.  You do have one--you know, a life story about where you were born and where you live, what job you do, and woven in along with that story is your spiritual journey. Why am I bringing all this up? It’s because your story is what you can use to teach your grandchildren that God answers prayer.

I hope you already have, but if you haven’t, it’s not too late to start, Keep a prayer journal and record how God answers your prayers. Then when the time is right, share it with them. You can use other people’s stories to share about faith, too. Don’t miss any opportunity to share with your grandkids. You’ll be blessed and so will they.

What Did I Learn

It’s important to keep a prayer journal . It will help my
____________to grow and also allow my ________________
To grow in the faith.

It is important to share my _______________with my grandchildren.

They will grow in ______________as they see how my story unfolded.


I Will Apply What I Have Learned

·       I will keep a prayer journal for the purpose of growing faith.
·       I will encourage my grandchildren to start a prayer journal.


Father God, I have a story with You as the author. Encourage me in keeping my prayer journal so I can realize what a great and Mighty God You are. Give me favor with my grandchildren when I suggest keeping a prayer journal. Cause them to decide to follow my decision to grow our faith. In the Name of our Lord and Savior, I pray. Amen


©Janet Teitsort, March 23, 2017