It's a new year, at least in the world of young people! At school, a new term, a different year group and, for some, the prospect of GCSE's and A-Levels in the summer.

Also, in church youth groups, the start of a new programme and the return from the summer break.

And for young people this moment will feel different depending on so many things...

So, we pray for those young people who find school and education a challenge. Some will struggle with the work, others will be dealing with mental health problems, like anxiety and even self-harm. For them, the new term will feel ominous, not exciting.

We pray for youth leaders planning their groups - perhaps wondering what on earth to do! We give thanks for those who volunteer their time to care for young people and who help them find a deeper faith.

And we joyfully pray for young people returning from the summer break transformed - those who came to Satellites, and who made the momentous decision to follow Christ in their lives. As well as those who renewed that commitment.

We're so thankful for what's happened and we pray it's the start of something truly transformational for them.

It's been a good summer, but a new year beckons - much to pray for!


1st (Fri)

Please pray for our team - as we start the new academic year together.

2nd (Sat)

Pray that young people starting year 7 would have a positive first experience of high school. And, that school staff would be able to spot any young person who’s struggling, & offer them the support they need.

3rd (Sun)

Pray for local young people, as they start college, apprenticeships & university this term.

4th (Mon)

Pray for the Youthscape team, as we head to Pleshey today for our first retreat of the year, to pray & prepare for the new school year.

5th (Tue)

While we are away on retreat, pray that God would inspire & speak to us - as we spend time together praying, worshipping & listening to Him.

6th (Wed)

Please pray for Gemma, Robert, Dave, Beki & Emily, as they restart the local team programmes this month.

7th (Thu)

Pray for young people in Luton who are struggling with anxiety, & those who are especially worried about returning to their school or college, as well as those who are nervous about starting at a new one.

8th (Fri)

September’s Luton Unite event is happening tonight, where young people from Youthscape & local churches are joining together. Pray for that it would be a fun & safe event for everyone.

9th (Sat)

School can be a very daunting & difficult place for some young people. Please pray for those who are; struggling to make friends, those who are lonely, & for those experiencing bullying.

10th (Sun)

Pray for youth workers starting their new term programmes. May they feel energised, despite busy summer programmes, & may positive relationships with young people be established quickly.

11th (Mon)

Pray that God would breathe freshness into everything we do with young people. And that He would give us new ideas & inspiration; that He’d clearly lead us this academic year.

12th (Tue)

Please pray for new young people joining the different Youthscape groups, (led by our local team), across Luton & in Bute Mills this term.

13th (Wed)

For education staff working in our schools, colleges & universities; pray that they would be able to find valuable support when they need it.

14th (Thu)

Pray for Alex, Charles & Gillian, as they run Youthscape Essentials. Working with youth leaders & volunteers, with the overall aim of seeing young people grow in their relationship with God as a result of this work.

15th (Fri)

Pray for the Youthscape leadership team & trustees, for God’s wisdom & vision as they plan for the year ahead.

16th (Sat)

We are so grateful for our amazing volunteers, who make a big difference to the work we are able to do. Please pray for them as they work with us & the local young people.

17th (Sun)

Please pray that lots of people will sign up for the National Youth Ministry Weekend, 'Into God Knows What', taking place in November.

18th (Mon)

Pray for the Bute Mills youth group, who meet on Monday evenings. That the young people would enjoy being part of this community, & feel safe & valued there.

19th (Tue)

Please pray for the local team, volunteers & young people who are part of the Drop in community; which meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays during term time.

20th (Wed)

Please pray for the young people on our Alumina courses this term, & for the team leading each group.

21st (Thu)

Many young people will be starting university this month. Pray that they would settle in quickly, make friends, & find support when they need it.

22nd (Fri)

Pray for the local team as they continue to develop the Fearless & Compass courses for the year ahead.

23rd (Sat)

Pray for the Youthscape Discipleship group (called Youthscape: One). It's for young people who attend Youthscape Drop In & Luton Unite. Pray for the team, & the young people involved.

24th (Sun)

Pray for our resource - Anti Racism Conversations. That youth workers & schools will engage with it, & find the content really helpful in creating positive & productive conversations about race.

25th (Mon)

Pray for young people who are worried about climate change. That they would find positive ways to make an impact in campaigning & making changes that have a lasting affect.

26th (Tue)

"Being able to afford food, basic cleaning products & toiletries is a real daily struggle for many families." (The Trussell Trust). Pray for families who are currently having to rely on food banks for essentials at this time.

27th (Wed)

Pray for new Alumina groups. That young people will find love, peace & hope in this space. That we can help & guide them to a different place & their next steps in recovery from self-harm.

28th (Thu)

Please pray for the team planning this year’s National Youth Ministry Weekend event.

29th (Fri)

Pray that God would continue to bless the finances & fundraising of Youthscape, especially in these difficult financial times.

30th (Sat)

Pray that, whatever our role at Youthscape, we’re able to communicate something of our faith through our words & actions to those we come into contact with.

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