This is adapted from the KCM.ORG article “A Prayer for our schools” that focuses on American schools.
More than 8.8 million pupils are enrolled in the United Kingdoms’ schools ; they are instructed by over 580 thousand teachers . These numbers certainly justify a tremendous spiritual outreach and call to intercessory prayer.
What are we contending for? The souls, the lives and the futures of upcoming generations. Today’s education system has drastically departed from what God first established in this nation through leaders who sought His counsel. The first schools were church schools. The Word of God once served as the basic element in educating the British. Religious education was the only compulsory area of the curriculum until the educational reforms of the 1980s and 1990s.
The state of our educational system may look hopeless, but when something looks hopeless, it is evidence of a spiritual problem. Hope can begin to work in these circumstances. Hope is a spiritual force which grows stronger and stronger the longer we stand. Faith can begin to work in these circumstances. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Patience can begin to work in these circumstances. The definition of patience is being constant or being the same way at all times. As believers exercise these three spiritual forces, the Word of God can work to change the direction of English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish education.
Our God is a good God! He caused the captivity of Judah and Israel to be reversed, then rebuilt them as they were at first (Jeremiah 33:7). He can do the same in our schools.
Pray this prayer of faith and set yourself in agreement with the Word of God for the restoration of God’s principles in all levels of education.
Almighty God, I set myself in agreement with the Word of God and with what You once established in British education. I release my hope and faith in Your Word. I patiently expect Your Glory to be manifest in schools all across our nation.
I come before You on behalf of the students, educators and administrators of the entire educational system in the United Kingdom. Lord Jesus, I ask You to restore honour, integrity, virtue and peace in British classrooms. I confess Isaiah 54:13: “All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” Every time I hear a report of violence in our schools, I will say out loud, “Our children are taught of the Lord and great is the peace and the Anointing on them!” Jesus, you and I know the educators and the administrators cannot teach and run our schools without You and Your Anointing. So, I intercede and give thanks for those You have ordained and placed in positions of authority and responsibility in our schools across Britain. I believe for Your Anointing to be in them and upon them.
I am not waiting until I see the Spirit of God moving in this situation. I am starting my confession NOW! I combine my faith with those who are also praying and believing for the wisdom, honor, power and Glory of God to be demonstrated in our school system. I am releasing my faith for the next generation! Lord Jesus, I thank You for the redemptive work You are doing in our schools and in the people who run them. The students and teachers are on Your heart and they are on mine, too. Our schools will be a joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth! Nations will fear God and tremble because of all the goodness, peace, prosperity, security and stability You have provided. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
 This includes private (confusingly in Britain sometimes called ‘public schools’) and government funded schools. In the US government funded schools are called ‘public schools’ and the US equivalent of our privately funded, fee-paying ‘public schools’ would be ‘Ivy League’ schools.
 BESA Summary Statistics, accessed 27th July 2020. The statistics refer to 2017.