Pray Day for Schools 2015

Prayday logo 2015
The third Tuesday of November every year is Pray Day
, when schools across Europe and around the world are the focus of prayer.  This year it will be held on Tuesday 17th November 2015, with schools across the UK taking part. This year we are looking at Hebrews – and planning a Prayer Marathon Relay:

Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith’ (Hebrews 12:1—2) NIV

 Experience the power of prayer as you join in a Prayer Marathon Relay for Pray Day 2015. Don’t  worry; you don’t have to run a marathon alone! The idea is simple – choose a time when you can pray for 30 minutes, then hand the prayer baton over to the next person in the marathon team. You can pray anywhere: on your own, in a small group, at home, at work or at church.

In the attached file are some suggestions for prayer focuses, themed around the image of running a race. You can use the suggestions as starting points and develop each theme. Do adapt the prayer points to your own context, by adding names of schools, staff, students and visitors that are known to you personally. Or you can use the blank template to create your own prayer relay.

PrayDay resources Prayer Marathon 2015

If you haven’t heard about it before, this is a day set aside every year for people across Europe to focus on praying for their schools, with events taking place in many countries including the UK.  The day is for:

  • all types of school from nursery to sixth form,
  • pupils, school staff, governors, parents, church leaders, youth workers and anyone else concerned about young people,
  • anyone who believes that God hears our prayers.

You could get involved by:

  • just praying on your own,
  • running a prayer meeting or a Prayer Marathon in your school for pupils and/or staff,
  • organising a prayer evening for everyone from your church,
  • setting up a stall in or outside a school and offering to pray for pupils and staff,
  • leading a school assembly about what prayer means to Christians,
  • teaching an RE lesson on how and why Christians pray.
  • Prayer Walking around your local school and area  – see our video 

But there’s no need to be limited by these suggestions. There are lots of resources below, and the website has more ideas. This website has recently been updated and for those of you that don’t speak German it is also available in English


Click here for Study notes PrayDay 2014.

Click here for a Resource Sheet based on Psalm 100

Pray Day prayer labyrinths for children and young people in your church:
Children’s Labryinth
Youth Labryinth

Pray Day ideas from Pray for Schools Scotland:  click here

You can also download resources from the New Zealand Pray Day website by clicking here

Why not decide to get involved in Pray Day? And whatever else you do or don’t do, please do pray for our schools and all those involved with them. What goes on in school affects millions of young people directly and has a huge effect on our nation, so let’s make sure we hold our schools before God.

Once you have planned your PrayDay event, please register it with Pray for Schools. Thanks!

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