The Grandma Prayer Bug

by T. L Wiens 

Striving in Prayer

I became a grandma on the thirteenth hour of the thirteenth day of January, 2013. Some may see this as a sign of bad luck but I see it as a blessing. I was chosen to be with my daughter and her husband as they welcomed their daughter into this world. My life changed from the moment I lay eyes on this little one. And my prayer life went into hyper drive.

As a grandparent, sometimes that’s as close as you can get to this child that steals your heart but lives so far away. You know the hardships life can contain but you can’t always physically form a protective barrier for this precious life. But you can pray.

I will never forget the day my maternal grandmother passed away. I felt it as did all of her grandchildren. Our prayer warrior was gone.

“Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. Brethren, pray for us. Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen” (1 Thessalonians 5:17-28, KJV).

Now I understand the hours my grandmother sat in her chair with her eyes closed, her heart bent on her grandchildren. And I am so thankful for the years she stood there as my guardian while I faced life’s turns. Now, it’s my turn to pick up the torch not only for my grandchild but for all those who don’t have a praying grandmother.

Tammy Wiens

Tammy lives in Saskatchewan with her husband. They have four children. She enjoys gardening, walks along the beach and being on the farm. She has a passion for her faith, studying the Bible and prayer.

She has published two books; Where a Little Rain Comes Down and Making the Bitter Sweet. A short story, “May’s First Christmas” appeared in Christmas Chaos, a collection of stories about Christmas experiences that don’t make the fronts of Christmas cards. “Careful What You Whisper” is another short story about Tammy’s experiences after breaking her back. It can be found in A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider. Visit T. L. Wiens for more information about Tammy’s books and workshops.



  1. Greetings friend, I’m Melissa Crawford and I appreciate the prophecy that I found on your webpage. My husband wanted me to invite you to share with our live video streaming e-revival audience as soon as possible. At Spirit University he is training a team of prophetic students and we are all receiving end time visions, dreams and words like yours. One of our students has been seeing fireballs falling from Heaven and as you know, one actually fell on Russia.

    Many other prophetic signs are being confirmed at our e-Revival.

    Everyone receives a prophetic word by my husband James Crawford; if they request one and we have an e-Revival every day! We would love to have you or anybody else’s prophecies shared at God’s revival!

    Times you can call in to share:
    Mon – Fri at 10:45 am & 7 pm (central)
    Sat. at 4 pm (central)
    Sun. at 11 am (central)

    Feel free to call our cell at (318) 655-2297 or email james@world-hops.com for more information.

    Keep up the good work and God bless you.

  2. What a great post . . . and a great challenge to again commit to prayer! Even though I’m not a grandma, there are so many in my life in need of the Lord’s presence and protection. Thanks for sharing your heart, Tammy.

I love to connect with you.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.