Event Resources

Pray for Schools fortnight: 10th to 23rd May

The aim is to bringing together anyone in your area who has a heart to pray for schools for an evening of thanksgiving, strategic planning and intercession for local schools and wider education policy.  We have free resources available below that will help you get started.

This year’s theme is based on Let your Light Shine in Matthew 5

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colours in the world.” Message version

PFS Fortnight Let your light shine 15

Last year’s theme is Rooted in Love based on Ephesians 3 v 16,17

Resources are available here  PFS Fortnight Rooted in Love

Previous years

Servant King Resources download here

Scripture Union List of opportunities for serving in your local schools.

Additional Liturgical prayers


Tips for planning your event

Tips for planning your event

Programme ideas

Programme ideas for a Pray for Schools event

Also available  ‘Running the Race’ – print and photocopy this pdf and use as guide.

Other publicity

A4 Poster (black and white)

A4 Poster (colour)

A5 Postcard (version 1)

A5 Postcard (version 2)

(N.B these are provided as jpg images for you to use as a background on your publicity. Right-click on the picture and choose ‘save as’ to save the image to your own computer)

Logos and publicity

The Pray for School logo and Partnership strip are property of Pray for Schools and are made available for use in publicity relating to Pray for Schools events. Please contact us if you would like artwork sent to you.


A short video for use at your event is available here on vimeo.

Letters of invitation

We have three template letters of invitation for you to use as you invite people to your Pray for School Event. Let us know if you would like us to email these to you.


You might also be interested in some other prayer event dates in the PFS calendar

These include Back to School Sunday, Pray Day for Schools and Education Sunday. You can download specific resources for these events from the website links below.

Back to School Sunday

Late August/early September Encourage your church to pray for, and ‘commission’ the children, teachers and schools workers who are returning to school for the new academic year. In Scotland this is held at the end of August – we suggest a Sunday in September for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Pray Day for Schools

Third Thursday in November. A Europe-wide prayer event promoting prayer in, and for, schools. Information and logos are available from www.prayday.eu and the resource pack will be available in early September

Education Sunday

This is the day when churches throughout the UK join to offer to God the work of education, in schools of all kinds, in colleges and universities and in the church. It is the time to celebrate the achievements of education, to recognise the challenges, and support and pray for all who are involved in education.