Prayer is a vital part of the life of Scripture Union and our desire to help people of all ages meet God through the Bible and prayer is part of our aim.

We invite supporters and anyone who shares our vision to join us in praying for the ministries of Scripture Union. If you would like to receive our Global Prayer News each month by email please contact us here.

Global Week of Prayer

Our Global Week of Prayer is an annual event when we join together to pray for the ministry of Scripture Union around the world.

The 2022 Global Week of Prayer was held 6-12 November and focused on ‘Living the Legacy’ - based on the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. This year, children and young people from Mauritius, Uganda, New Zealand, Myanmar, and Ukraine produced videos that helped the SU Global Family reflect each day on the themes of justice, righteousness, mercy, peace, and legacy. They are available to view on our Youtube channel.

Besides using the prayer guide, as shown below, we held a 24-hour prayer time where we had over 350 participants with an average of 25 people attending each half hour slot. Over 40 SU movements from all regions of the world carried us into their prayer rooms. From Cantonese to Korean, from French to Sinhala, from English to German, we prayed in multiple languages!

We thank God for another week which helped us bring the world and the SU world before Him - together. This week challenged us to ‘live the legacy’ and to be agents of justice, righteousness, peace, and mercy, here and across the world.

A Prayer for Ukraine

“Our God and Father
We all are shocked and devastated by the horrendous war in Ukraine.
As a global Scripture Union community, we pray for all the people affected:

for the frightened children, for those who have lost loved ones,
for those who have had to leave their homes.

We pray for families torn apart, for old people who do not want to leave their homes,
for men fearing to be drafted, for women who are carrying the responsibility for a family on the move.

We cry out for your miraculous intervention. We pray for peace and reconciliation.
And we pray for us, the Church, to be salt and light, loving, caring,
spreading words of hope – the hope we have in Jesus.
We pray for our SU team in Ukraine. Some have left the country. Some are staying and serving wherever they can.
We ask for safety, courage, and strength.
Let them, and let us all be servants to a world in need.