As a community we create many opportunities throughout the day and school year for prayer. This includes staff prayers at the start of the week where we are blessed by staff members representing a wonderful cross section of church backgrounds. We regularly communicate together prayer needs for the school, individual students and our local community. We also encourage students to write individual and group prayers and to use these in our assemblies and worship services. These prayers have revealed a corporate heart for those particularly in poverty, and heartfelt prayer for those in authority in our city and world.
We have an active and passionate parent prayer group that meets monthly and uplifts the staff, students and local community in prayer. We also prayer walk the Blue Coat site regularly, praying that our space is a safe and helpful one and where students can ‘grow’ in every sense of the word.
The world map in the chaplaincy is used regularly to help students be aware of the world they are in and to pray for topical issues, natural disasters, terrorism, the environment and to uplift those in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-4).