Father, please pour out Your blessings upon our whole school community so that everyone grows in the knowledge of Your truth, love, wisdom and peace. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
1. KEEPING SCHOOLS SAFE
‘Search for peace, and work to maintain it. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and His ears are open to their prayers.’ 1 Peter 3:11,12 (NLT)
God our Saviour, please keep our schools safe and secure, protected from accidents and other problems. Restrain anyone who might cause harm to children and adults in any way. Amen.
2. TEACHING STAFF
‘The Teacher very carefully studied and set in order many wise teachings … that are dependable and true.’ Ecclesiastes 12:9 (Intl Children’s Bible)
Lord, please strengthen teachers and help them to be firm, patient, expecting excellence but forgiving of mistakes. May they support students and motivate them to do their best. Amen.
3. PUPILS FULFILLING THEIR POTENTIAL
‘May He grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.’ Psalm 20:4 (NLT)
Father, please help children to benefit from all aspects of school life: the environment and ethos, academic learning, music, arts, sport and provision for spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Amen.
4. ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT STAFF
‘Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies.’ 1 Peter 4:11 (NLT)
God our helper, please bless and unite all those whose expertise and enthusiasm contribute so much to the smooth running of our schools. Amen.
5. EDUCATION PLANS AND POLICIES
‘Pray especially for … governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply.’ 1 Timothy 2:2,3 (Message)
Lord, please grant wise discernment to those nationally and locally who make far-reaching decisions, and provide funding, guidance and support to schools across the UK. Amen.
6. RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX EDUCATION (RSE)
‘Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.’ Philippians 4:8 (NLT)
Loving God, please help teachers as they undertake the task of teaching RSE in primary and secondary schools. May their lessons be appropriately informative and unbiased. Amen.
7. CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS
‘Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart.’ Matthew 11:30 (NLT)
Lord Jesus, please help children in school who are facing many kinds of challenges and equip and encourage their teachers and carers. Amen.
8. VULNERABLE CHILDREN
‘Do the right thing for the weak and those without a father. Stand up for the rights of those suffering and in need.‘ Psalm 82:3 (New Life Version)
Father, please come near to young people living in the shadows of unhappiness, abuse, pain or fear. Bring new hope to any who are desperate and draw them into the circle of Your love. Amen.
9. CORONAVIRUS’ EFFECT ON SCHOOLS
‘The Lord is close to all who call on Him … He grants the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cries for help and rescues them.’ Psalm 145:18,19 (NLT)
Lord, please provide our teachers and pupils with all they need in the aftermath of Covid-19. Help children to readjust and catch up on their missed learning, especially those most affected by lockdown. Amen.
10. CHRISTIAN STUDENTS AND STAFF
‘You are the light of the world … let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.’ Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
Dear Jesus, please inspire and equip those in our schools who love You to be faithful, loving, bold and wise ambassadors for the gospel, through their words and lives wherever they are. Amen.
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