Do you know any young people or adults who are taking the step to start a further education course? Perhaps someone at your church is or a grandchild is starting college? My eldest nephew is beginning the final year of his A levels and it is a busy challenging time for him and many other young people as they strive to do their best. Why not join with us as we pray…?
Loving God, we ask you to be with all of the students who are entering further education for the first time. Be with them and uphold then at this time of new beginnings.
We pray for all those returning students, beginning a new year; we pray they can continue to grow and that they consolidate and enrich their studies in the coming year.
Living God, we pray that you will guide and inspire all those students embarking on training for employment and all those seeking support and new learning for their personal development.
We pray for the staff and chaplains at our colleges and learning providers, that they have the courage, wisdom and stamina to support the students.
We draw on the Bible and inspiring passages from the great prophet Isaiah and from Paul's letter to the Ephesians: "For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland." Isaiah 43:19
"Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20
In Jesus' name, we pray, Amen
Prayer and article by Sara Iles, FCG Education Asst
A call to share
Why not include the prayer above, for those in FE, in the coming weeks in your Sunday service or at
your next Bible study meeting?
A call to act
What is the further education picture like in your local area?
Is anyone in your congregation working or learning in further education? Why not find out?
You can download this free FCG flyer to use and share in your church
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