During the Covid-19 outbreak - What if we can make a difference in schools? We believe we can! And we believe it starts with prayer. Some of the Spinnaker Team have been putting in writing the cries of their hearts as we pray for schools. Please join us. We hope these prayers below will inspire our hearts and stir our faith as we bless and build up our schools: the leaders, staff, children and families, bringing peace and hope in these challenging times.
30/03/2021: Dear Father, we pray for schools as we approach the holiday. May hearts and minds be opened to know the transforming power of your death and resurrection bringing wonderful new life and astonishing joy as the Easter story is told. We pray for rest for all children and schools staff during the school holiday that they may be strengthened in hope and peace in Jesus. Amen
23/03/2021: Heavenly Father we thank you that you know and love each child and that you created them full of amazing potential. We pray that they will not feel defined by what they think they have missed out on over the last year but that you will help both our children and teachers to look to the future with confidence and to work to make this world a better place. We pray for your wisdom for teachers and parents to help each child achieve their best in the time available. We pray that our schools and homes will be full of your love, kindness and encouragement and that every person will know that they have something positive to contribute. Amen
16/03/2021: Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you that you have a special place in your heart for children. You love their excitement, their energy, their laughter, their innocence, their playfulness. Thank you that you know each one by name. Thank you that they have returned to their schools, their teachers, their friends, their lessons. We pray that you will be near to each student and help them to concentrate on their learning, be helpful in class, be kind to others and always do what is right. We pray for their schools that you will guide their headteachers, teachers and support staff. With the season of Easter coming soon, we pray that each child will have the opportunity to hear the Easter story and listen to its message. In our hearts we think of and pray for each individual school known to us. We pray together. Amen
09/03/2021: Dear Father God, This week we pray especially for our children as they return to school after so long at home. We ask that they will enjoy the excitement of catching up with friends and teachers and soon relax back into familiar routines. We pray for their protection from the virus and also for their teachers and other staff. We pray that the anxieties felt by adults around them may be soothed to allow children this time to rekindle friendships and have fun. We thank you too for the hard work of teachers and assistants in online learning and support through difficult times. Please bless all our children this week. Amen
02/03/2021: Dear God, We pray for schools, and for all those involved in the return to school next week. Be with them as they sort out bubbles and outside classrooms and testing and sanitising. Give them wisdom to support the children in their care, particularly those whose mental health has suffered, and strength to deal with their own challenges. We pray for parents, those who can’t wait to get the children back to school and those who are fearful. Most of all we pray for the children, that they will feel secure and confident. Amen
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As a team and as individuals we value your prayers as we seek to enhance Christian education in primary schools. We aim to provide high quality Christian input, following the curriculum set by the school's locally agreed syllabus. We appreciate prayer that we continue to get the content right, and can develop relationships built with schools and staff over many years.
We are in constant demand from schools wanting to receive visits from Spinnaker. To meet these requests, we are always on the lookout for quality people to work with us in schools. Whether they are voluntary or paid, a growing team requires growing financial resources. Please pray that the needs are met with people and finances.
Children, parents, teachers and support staff are all involved in making schools the places where our future is shaped. From many directions those in schools face pressure - whether it is to learn or to teach; to keep records or to balance the books, the pressure is there. Even if you know nothing about your local school, or the challenges they face, pray for them. You may like to see our adapted version of the Lord's prayer below – many have found this inspirational when praying for schools work
If you would like to get our termly magazine, to help inform your prayers, do get in touch with the office. Also, if you know one of our team, or have a particular interest in an area where we work, ask for the area newsletters to keep you up to date.