To encourage you as you plan and think about your own National Prayer Weekend and ways to engage with your community, we decided to visit some charities local to us to find out what they do and what they would like prayer for.
By Jane Holloway, National Prayer Director, World Prayer Centre
One of the privileges of having a job with a ‘national’ remit is that it provides a wonderful glimpse into what the Lord is doing in different parts of the UK especially in my case in relation to prayer and mission!
By Jane Newey, England Coordinator for Pray for Schools
Our vision - ‘every school to be a prayed for school!’
Pray for Schools has a passion to mobilize Christians to support their school communities through prayer. We’re a network of individuals and groups of Christians who care about young people and have a heart to intercede for education, especially by praying and supporting their local schools.
How can we pray effectively into this complicated, problematic area of national life? This year has been like a whirlwind: the snap General Election and so many changes in leadership, Brexit getting off the ground and problems in the Northern Ireland Assembly, to mention a few events. We need to be inspired, informed and specific.
There are no wrong answers to this question. But, there are definitely some more common ones. People like to pray for their families, friends and loved ones. Because it is so much easier to pray for people that you love than strangers.