Scotland & Prayer Spaces in Schools
Debbie Meehan is part of the 24-7 Prayer Scotland team and oversees Prayer Spaces in Schools in Scotland. She shares here what has been happening with Prayer Spaces in Schools across Scotland.
“What’s been happening in Scotland with Prayer Spaces in Schools? Lots!
As Spring arrives and we see new shoots coming from both old and new bulbs, so it seems to be with Prayer Spaces in Schools. So many exciting opportunities coming from both old and new connections.
We’re seeing a number of people move geographically and so taking their experience and involvement with Prayer Spaces in Schools to a new area, new schools. We’re seeing instances where a change in leadership within a school has led to a long awaited and prayed-for open door.
We’ve had invitations to lead Prayer Spaces in Schools workshops for small numbers of people as well as for large national conferences.
We are hearing stories of school staff who, having been initially skeptical about Prayer Spaces, are now absolutely onboard and fully supportive, having seen the positive impact of the Prayer Space on their pupils.
We are hearing how our resources are being used to bring comfort, value and confidence to children and young people in an increasingly fearful world.
As one pupil said through tears in a Prayer Space last week, ‘I just don’t know how to respond, I don’t know what to say… no one has ever told me why I am valuable to my face before’!
What a special and beautiful moment.
One of our Prayer Spaces in Schools Networkers was reflecting last week on the impact a Prayer Space has had on one girl. From an initial conversation around a prayer activity within the Prayer Space, she then started going to the school’s SU Group, took part in and brought friends to an Alpha course, and now four of them are signed up for a week long SU camp. Amazing!
We’d love for you to share your stories and your hopes and plans with us so that we can cheer each other on, as well as give you any support you may need!
All of our resources are free to download on the website – www.prayerspacesinschools.com.
Also, registering your Prayer Space opens up the possibility of further support.
All of our Networkers‘ experience and expertise is there for the asking, whether that’s with a supportive phone call, meeting up for a chat, or providing more formal training for your team. We’d love to hear from you.”
If you would like more information, to discuss the possibility of training for your team, or something else related to Prayer Spaces in Schools, you can contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org