Open the Book!

Open the Book, who are part of the Bible Society, are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Open the Book are hosting lots of events across the UK this year, to help to spread the word about their work and celebrate all the excellent work they are doing in schools and through their volunteers.

Their mission is: to bring Bible stories to life for every child in every primary school. 

At FCG, as part of our work in Education and with the Pray for Schools steering group, we work closely with colleagues from Open the Book.

Perhaps there is an anniversary event near you? Check the listing HERE.

Are you excited about the idea of Open the Book, but don’t know where to start? If so, why not have a look and see what you can do to get going? HERE

Please join us as we pray for the work of OtB - (prayer shared from their website):

We're delighted to be celebrating 20 years of Open the Book in 2019! Please join us in giving thanks for God's faithfulness and blessing through this project seeking to share Bible stories with primary school children.

“I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 1.6 (NRSV)

  • Pray for the storytellers who have taken on extra schools to provide teams as part of our Catholic pilot. Pray that more Catholic churches will come forward to help create Open the Book teams for the many Catholic schools in Hexham and Newcastle Diocese.

  • Praise the Lord that ecumenical teams are coming together and sharing Bible stories with Catholic schools. Pray that the Lord will open doors for Martha, our Regional Training and Development Officer, to inspire more churches to catch God's vision for Bible storytelling in schools.

  • Pray for our new Regional Training and Development Officers, Matt in North London and Kerry in South London. Pray for churches and schools to come forward to start Open the Book teams.

Thank you for praying with us, we deeply value your intercessions on our behalf as we seek to share God's word at home and around the world. Amen.

(photo courtesy of Unsplash by Ben White)