One of our core values at SU Scotland is dependence on God – we are so aware of how much we need his direction, wisdom, and power! Not surprisingly, then, prayer forms a key element of all we do.

We want to see increasing prayer both for, and among, Scotland's children and young people. To this end, we offer both resources and events. We particularly want to see an increase in prayer for schools, so that every school becomes a prayed for school.

Prayer diary

Pray for the ministry of SU Scotland every day with the SU Scotland prayer diary. Sign up to receive a printed prayer diary, view it on your phone, have it mailed to your inbox, or receive current monthly prayer points! 

Pray for Schools Scotland

Schools are huge influencers of our young people: we need to get praying! It has been encouraging to see a growth in schools prayer over the last ten years. 60% of Scottish schools are now registered with us as prayed for. Can you help spread prayer cover to the remainder?  The Pray for Schools vision is to see every school a prayed for school. Find out how you can help us grow this number and link in with others who are praying for their school.

Praying with Others

Find out more about our prayer events. We want to help people come together to pray: as children, young people, SU Groups, families, SU Holiday teams and adult prayer supporters. Find out about the SU Scotland Day of Prayer, the Encounter youth prayer event, Pray Day/Join Week of Prayer for Schools, Back to School with God Sunday.

Prayer hotline 

During the school summer holidays we run a prayer hotline - a vital way of supporting the ministry of SU Holidays and missions. We'd be delighted if you could get involved in praying throughout the holidays - or for a particular week.

Prayer Groups

Would you pray more if you had others to inspire you and pray with you? Across the country there are lots of groups who meet once a month, or once a term, to focus prayer on the ministry of SU Scotland or to pray for their local schools. 

SU Prayer Groups - join others to pray for SU ministry locally, nationally and internationally

Aberdeen, Bathgqate, Bearsden, Crieff, Dingwall, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Fort William, Inverness, Lairg, St Andrews, Thurso.

Schools Prayer Groups - join others to pray for SU Groups, school pupils and staff, local schools ministry

Bonnyrigg, Bothwell/Uddingston, Broughty Ferry, Chryston, Cumnock, Dalry, Dunbar, Earlston, Edinburgh (Boroughmuir, cluster, Liberton, Newhaven, Portobello, Tynecastle cluster, Edinburgh north, Edinburgh urban, Edinburgh IS) Eyemouth, Hawick, Larbert, Lenzie, Perth, Stewarton and Troon.

You are welcome to join them. Find out more - or add a group to the list - by emailing

OTHER Prayer resources

Find loads of resources to help you pray for schools, ideas to use with your SU Group and material that is just right for children and young people. We also have resources to help adults pray.

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