Pray for Schools Fortnight – Christians in Education


For the Lord is the Spirit and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom!

2 Corinthians 3:17

Freedom is the theme of this year’s Pray for Schools Fortnight, which runs from 8 – 22 May. This beautiful image, created by LesleyHollingworth, reminds us of the liberty we have in knowing Jesus. We have freedom from sin, freedom to be ourselves and fulfil His plans for us, and freedom to pray to the Father with confidence. And that’s what Pray for Schools Fortnight is all about – praying to God with confidence about our schools: their staff, their students, their governors, their families and their communities.

If you’re new to Pray for Schools Fortnight, it’s a two week period in which we are encouraged to pray for our schools, maybe by organising events, by encouraging church prayer groups or by focusing on particular issues in our own individual prayers – the form it can take is entirely dependent on your imagination, your time and your enthusiasm. To get you started, there are some excellent ideas on the Pray for Schools website , which include praying with sweets and praying with rainbow tealights – if you’ve never tried either, give them a go.

There are suggestions for prayers, a prayer diary offering ideas for each day of the fortnight, and a suggested programme for a one-off event. But you will probably also have your own ideas and you will certainly have things that you want to pray about for your local schools.

If you organise an event, do remember to register it so that the Pray for Schools team can advertise it on their website and on social media.