On Tuesday 14th February, Leeds Faith in Schools hosted a day of prayer during February half term. As a team, we cannot believe how fast the time has gone since we finished doing our 2016 Christmas lessons and we're now starting to think about our Easter lessons. When you spend your days in and out of schools, time simply flies by!
We felt it was really important to take some time out to spend with God, honouring him and thanking him for all the work we've been able to do with our young people so far this year. We started the day in worship, praising God for his power, authority and might. We then came together in prayer for all the different youth groups across the city, encouraging one another in the work we are doing. It's wonderful to feel a part of something greater across Leeds where we are all working together to see our young people raised up into confident and secure adults.
My favourite activity of the day was our 'Pathway of Names'. We made a long paper pathway all the way down one side of the room and wrote all the names of the young people we work with onto it. We then spent time walking up and down praying over the names. Such a simple yet amazing activity as it simply reminded us of each young person being a unique and precious gift. Prayer has to be the force behind which we work and in a growing world of social media, technology, academic and social pressure, our young people are facing a real battle in staying true to themselves. At Leeds Faith in Schools, we want to come alongside them to help build them up and help them make wise and informed decisions.
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