Our Mission Partner focus in July is Scripture Union
In a recent statement SU announced: “It is with heavy hearts and much prayer that we have made the hugely difficult decision to cancel this summer's holidays and mission programme.” Pray for SU staff, volunteers and those booked to attend that God will ease their disappointment and guide them in the way ahead, including the creation of a range of Mission and Holiday at Home events (content.scriptureunion.org.uk/story/su-holidays-home);
This month, please give thanks for Scripture Union’s work and pray:
- for the uptake and impact of SU’s lockdown resources, as some restrictions remain in place, that they will help churches and families share the good news of Jesus through daily activities, videos, tips and advice to help engage children and young people in the Bible and prayer (content.scriptureunion.org.uk/story/how-restrictions-could-revolutionise-mission and content.scriptureunion.org.uk/lockdown;
- that SU's Mental Health and Wellbeing resources will help churches engage children and young people in supportive and helpful conversation about the challenges they are facing (content.scriptureunion.org.uk/mentalhealth);
- for the uptake and impact of Rooted, a youth work framework to help churches build long-term relationships with the many teenagers who are lonely, unhappy or struggling to find a sense of purpose in a world driven by social media, with its pressures, fake news and hype. Pray that Rooted will help them to develop solid foundations of faith and identity, and to thrive (content.scriptureunion.org.uk/rooted);
- for SU’s ‘Mission through sport’ ministry, engaging young people and children through sport and physical activity, and helping local churches create new communities and improve the physical and mental health of those they are serving (content.scriptureunion.org.uk/what-we-do/mission-through-sport).
You can read or download SU’s ‘Connecting you’ prayer diary and further prayer resources and supporting information at content.scriptureunion.org.uk/support-us/prayer and content.scriptureunion.org.uk/story/prayers-june-august-2020.