Will you pray with us?
Being an 'Urban Saint' means prayer is essential and we seek to pray together regularly asking God to bless our Groups, volunteers and young people as well as the ministries of other youth organisations around the UK. We are passionate about inviting God into everything we do and we don’t want to achieve anything without God getting the glory. We can reach a generation of young people, thanks to your prayers, so please join in.
Urban Saints are supporting Youth For Christ's 'Pray Through May' initiative - with a collective focus to lift young people to God in prayer, that they might discover the fullness of life that Jesus offers. It all launches with a national prayer evening (online) on 28th April...
What's your 'one thing' for young people?
We'd love you to join us in praying for young people during this challenging season. Create or find a picture that sums up the word - write the word on a bit of paper or card, draw or paint something, take a photo or find a GIF or meme. Share it on your social media pages using the hashtag #prayonething, and/or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some examples that others have shared:
We have put together some key requests for prayer and would encourage you to join with us in praying for the young people across the United Kingdom and Ireland and for our ongoing ministry.
Give thanks for how God has worked through and with Crusaders/Urban Saints, especially through dedicated leaders.
Give thanks for Albert Kestin’s vision and that God is still using Urban Saints to reach out to children and young people.
Pray for our volunteer Leaders as they continue the discipleship of the children and young people in their care. Thank God for leaders committed to sharing the love of God with children and young people.
Please pray that our Volunteer Leaders are supported by Urban Saints in the best possible way, so that they feel encouraged and equipped to connect with the children and young people in their localities, enabling them to show God‘s love and care.
During these continuing uncertain times post-Covid, children and young people face many issues which impact their wellbeing and mental health. Pray they would have space to connect with each other and their Leaders as they find ways of moving forward through this.
Urban Saints is about people of all ages and all stages of life, so let us pray for the safety of everyone who is a part of the Urban Saints movement.
Give thanks that we are planning to run a full Camps programme in 2022 - starting with the Easter Houseparties in Ireland next month! Pray for all the awesome volunteer leaders who are planning Camps and Sprees - for strength, creativity and protection. Pray for all those groups and young people booked onto Camp - that God would be at work in their hearts and lives before, during and after Camp.
Pray for the Urban Saints Westbrook Centre in all the work that they do with their guests. Pray for the two new appointments to the Team that they are currently making, that these team members will settle in well and feel God’s hand in all that takes place at Westbrook. Pray too for a good response to the current 'Bunkers and Benches' appeal.
Pray for the Additional Needs Ministry during a busy spring term of online and in-building training and events. Please pray for wisdom in being able to offer both kinds of training well. Pray also for favour on the new book - ‘How To Include Autistic Children And Young People In Church', launched earlier this year and on the two new training courses being developed.
Pray for the Resources Team as they seek to develop new content for our Energize website. Ask God to grant them wisdom and creativity as they seek relevant ways to help leaders engage young people with the gospel in the digital age. Pray over the recruitment of a new Resources Editor, asking God to guide Urban Saints to the right person for this role.
If, when you are praying, you feel God is speaking to you, please encourage us by letting us know. Email email@example.com
Creative prayer spaces for Urban Saints
We produced some creative prayer spaces for our last 24/2 Prayer event. They unpack some prayer requests and other creative ways to inspire prayer for the different areas of Urban Saints. Although written for the 24/2 we will continue to update them and they can help shape your prayers throughout the year: