40 Seconds… Praying for Education

As part of our work in the FCG Education Team, over the last year or so we have been working with Festive - a UK based Christian charity who support students, chaplains and staff in further education (FE). You can read more about their important work HERE.

Each month, among other things, they publish a prayer bulletin entitled ‘40 Sec Prayer News’. You can register to be on the mailing list for this on their website.

Here are the prayers for October… pray with us…

Praise God that He hears and answers!

  • Please pray for Annabel and Thomas who are the new leaders of their CU. Please pray that they will find a suitable time and place for the CU to meet. They ask us to pray for the outreach events they plan, and that they will themselves be faithful witnesses to Jesus and good examples as leaders for others in the CU.  Pray for many others like them!

  • There isn’t a CU at Langley Park Girls’ School but Keziah has some Christian friends and she wants to start one. She is very uncertain about how to do that, and nervous about speaking to staff and management about it. Pray that God would give her the courage she needs and the words to speak, and that she would find favour with those she speaks to. Pray for Jess (our volunteer student support worker) as she writes to her and supports her.

  • Ali, a youth worker in Wakefield writes: ‘My biggest prayer is for more workers….there is a harvest but we need more people to be salt and light in these environments’. Please pray for more volunteers to work with Ali. Wakefield college is asking for a chaplaincy but there are not enough people available to set up a team. Pray for Ali as he looks for recruits, that God would raise up people to take up this opportunity.

  • Festive is now working in Northern Ireland!  Praise God for this and pray for our 15 new student contacts there.  Pray also for Elaine, James and some of the other Christian staff and chaplains we met over there who are keen to see chaplaincy and CU's established at various colleges across NI.  Pray we would see breakthrough in this.