A call to prayer
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
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,
(Image courtesy of Ade Wyatt, Xross Purposes - Visio Divina tel: 07976 362 615)
A call to share
Why not include a prayer 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 also find out more about Christian work in FE through the Festive network: https://www.festive.org.uk/pageup/