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Pray for all schools, says joint group

24 August 2011

by Pat Ashworth

CONGREGATIONS are being en­couraged to pray for schools at the start of the new academic year, in the campaign Back to School with God.

The Pray for Schools network, a partnership between CARE, Youth for Christ, Scripture Union, Churches Together England, New Generation, and the Association of Christian Teachers, wants to see “every UK school become a prayed-for school”. The network also identifies local-authority workers, youth workers, and others who are increasingly work­ing with reduced resources.

The Pray for Schools co-ordin­ator, Joanne Appleton, said that the events of the past few weeks had shown how much young people needed prayers.

The missions director of Youth for Christ, Damian Wharton, said: “As teachers, support staff, and pupils re­turn to school, they enter one of the most challenging and exciting mission fields around. So, what an amazing privilege we have — to pray for and commission them all as they seek to reflect Jesus in . . . the classrooms.”



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