Pray for Schools Newsletter
We’ve been thrilled with the response to our news that the Schools Prayer Network has been renamed ‘Pray for Schools’, in response to the exciting developments in our partnership with YFC, SU, New Gen and Churches Together England. Thank you to everyone who has updated their contact details and email addresses. It was is a big help!
I hope you are inspired and encouraged by what you read in this newsletter. Please get in touch to tell us what is happening in your area . It’s always great to hear what is going on around the country, both in prayer groups for schools, and any larger prayer events that you might hold. – we are here to help support you in your prayers for your local schools.
Beverley recently registered her group with Pray for Schools. She writes: "Our prayers have already been amazingly answered in that we have now had the immediate threat of closure of our village school removed. The deep upset and hurt that the whole community suffered as we fought this was difficult, but we prayed hard and it seems that it was not in vain! All the more important to carry on praying and to let others know of your organisation."
The following verses from The Message version resonate with this and have challenged me: "Celebrate God all day, every day, I mean revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them… Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises share your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life. (Phil 4 v 4-7 MSG)"
May this be our experience as we pray for our schools.
Joanne Appleton Pray for Schools, England
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