The Praying Hands of a Grandmother

The Praying Hands of a Grandmother.  A great poem and a great example of how to pray for our children and grandchildren.


There were tiny flutters of a heartbeat.
Before each child was born,
She prayed.

With joy,
As the little fingers clasped her hand,
She prayed.

She asked for strength.
She gave her thanks.
She unburdened her fears and worries.

Her children were unaware
Of her many times of prayer:
– For their safety and protection,
– For their health
– For their education.

Her most important prayer
Was that they 
Would love God.

In the stressful periods,
When she couldn’t find the words,
God understood her heart
And her voiceless prayers were heard.

Her children moved away.
They led their own lives.
From a distance,
She prayed.

Times when the family
Came together for celebration
Were always special.
She rejoiced in her grandchildren,
She blessed them.

She asked about their lives.
They waved as they said goodbye.
She remembered what they had said
And she prayed.

Today, if you look at 
her hands,
they are lined and worn.
But from the time
Her infants were born
She has continued to pray.

How precious are
the praying hands of a grandmother

Author: Ruth Leonard. Thoughts About



7 Comments Add yours

  1. Bruce Sims says:

    Reblogged this on Call 2 Witness.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cristina says:

      Blessings and thank you 😊


  2. Robbie says:

    Wow,that’s great! Did you write that?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cristina says:

      Hi Robbie , I am not the author of the poem. You will be able to find who to credit at the end of the poem. Her name is Ruth Leanard. As a grandmother myself I was inspired and wanted to share.
      Thank you for visiting. God bless your day !

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Robbie says:

        And yours,tks.


  3. Beautiful! It’s an awesome privilege to be a grandmother!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Cristina says:

      Indeed it is. Thank you for stopping by. May you have a blessed day.

      Liked by 2 people

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