Praying the promises

From my perspective as a leader I felt Strictly Deeper was well structured and had a good mix of content all of which helped the young people to focus on prayer. Having been along last year, I felt this year's programme had much more direction and purpose which actually gave the kids more confidence to participate.

In the prayer tent

At Strictly Come Praying in March, we had a quiet prayer gazebo where young people could sit quietly, read the Bible, pray silently, or ask for prayer. Some young people did ask for prayer, and there was a real sense of God's presence within the tent.

Look up to the God of heaven

This past session it has been a great joy for me to see the enthusiasm of the children who attend the weekly SU Group at my local primary school. They are fantastic children: chatty and friendly, enthusiastic, exceptionally supportive of one another.

Praying is so EPIC

Over 200 young people and leaders gathered to pray at Strictly Come Praying last month – individually, together, creatively and imaginatively (handprint paint prayers, tile-smashing confession prayers and M&M prayers proved popular!).

A pupils view of schools prayer

Andy Bathgate (SU Scotland CEO) and Elizabeth McDowall (Prayer Coordinator) recently visited the weekly prayer service held before school at St Bartholomew's Primary, Coatbridge. The prayer service is organised and led by a group of pupils under the leadership of...

Interview with Head Teacher

In the recent Pray for Schools Scotland update we interviewed a Head Teacher from a primary school in Dunbartonshire. This is what he shared: Can you tell us about your school? The school is a small primary in a 'deprived'...

Praying expectantly at Strictly Come Praying

"This was my third time at Strictly Come Praying and each year it seems to get better. You can meet friends that you met at previous SU Scotland events, or go alone. The talk by John White was inspirational and...

#SCP2013

We had a great day in Grangemouth last Sunday at Strictly Come Praying, with around 300 young people joining us to pray together and learn from the early church. We had a prayer station set up for young people to...

Unforeseen opportunities

We had a great time at Pray Any Way in Uphall a few weeks ago, with almost 100 people there. More than that, though, we love how God gave us an unforeseen opportunity to pray... We are grateful to Donald...

Praying blessing on your community

We were really encouraged by this story from Esther Bailey, Regional Worker in the Borders, and wanted to share it with you too! What simple action could you take today to bless your community? A home group from a Parish...

Pray Day for Schools

On the third Tuesday in November (this year, Tuesday 20th November) folks in different parts of Europe will focus prayer on their local schools. There is no one model for Pray Day: it's up to you! You can pray alone,...

Pray Any Way

Over 100 children, young people, and their families joined us earlier this month at Pray Any Way in East Kilbride. Here's a little glimpse of our afternoon... The next Pray Any Way event is in Uphall on 3rd Feb 2013....