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Prayer is the bedrock of the work of Equipping for Life. The vision for the charity came through prayer, the resources, volunteers, and staff are all the result of prayer and the favour that EfL has found in schools and communities is because of prayer. Prayer also is central to the role of volunteers in schools.

“That's why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you'll get God's everything”

Mark 11:24 The Message
“My purpose in writing is simply this: that you who believe in God’s Son will know beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have eternal life, the reality and not the illusion. And how bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.”

I John 5: 3-15 The Message

Prayer is central to the role of an EfL Volunteer

Each volunteer commits to:

  • praying for the school and community
  • praying a Blessing Prayer with the children (with parental consent)
  • praying for the children.

A Blessing Prayer For Adults To Pray

I bless you in the name of Jesus that He will help you to learn, to play well and to make good friends, so that you will be happy at school every day.

I bless you that you will be fit and healthy, and that your body will grow strong, knowing Jesus loves and protects you.

May the good Lord bless you and keep you.


“Jesus called the children to him and said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Luke 18:16-17 NIVUK

Prayer of EfL’s Supporters

Equipping for Life has a large group of dedicated and faithful supporters who consistently pray for all aspects of the work of Equipping for Life. We issue regular Prayer Leaflets to our supporters. We invite you to join us if you are interested by emailing for further information or subscribing to our Prayer Letter.

“Absolutely everything, ranging from small to large, as you make it a part of your believing prayer, gets included as you lay hold of God."

Matthew 21:22 The Message

Benefits Of Prayer

  • Get closer to God. This one might seem obvious, but prayer is an excellent way of getting closer to God.
  • Reduce anxiety and experience calm.
  • Increase gratitude and thankfulness.
  • Shift our focus to others.
  • Hear from God.
  • Overcome temptation.
  • Bring about miracles.

List of Prayer Topics for Equipping for Life

  • Children and their families
  • Staff in school, including Principals
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • Tennis Team
  • Inspire Team, EfL Leaders & Trustees

A Prayer for Equipping for Life

Heavenly Father
Thank you for the work of Equipping for Life.
Through EfL may children be helped to acquire the skills and values to help them through life.
Through EfL may young learners be helped to become lifelong readers.
Through EfL may many pupils have access to adult time and one to one attention.
To God be the Glory.


Equipping for Life Limited
Company Number NI654291, Registered 09/07/2018
Company Accounts: Link
Charity Number 108041 Registered 19/04/2021