Prayer Walk Your School

3 Easy Steps for Students

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Let us know when and where you are praying! We want to encourage you and send you everything you’ll need.

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Use the Prayer Guide (below). Invite your classmates, team members, and adults from your community who would want to come out and support!

Gather at the front of your school, read the prompts and pray out loud together. Then walk around the school praying silently or out loud. End at your starting place to read and pray the final prompts out loud!

Let Us Know How It Went!

Prayer Walk




Change 2023

A prayer walk campaign
for capital campuses


Here are some of the common questions
we get from students.

How do I start a weekly prayer group? + -

Invite students who show up to your prayer walk and other classmates to pray with you weekly at your school! Then Download the Claim Your Campus app, choose a day and time to meet, and show up every week to pray for your school!

Who can participate? + -

CYC is for any student who wants to participate that is in middle school or high school. It is not a club but a movement led by students. There are student organizers (who lead 1 day a week) and student participants. There are also adult sponsors who help encourage students from behind the scenes.

When and where should we meet? + -

Student campus prayer groups can meet on campus before, during (typically at lunch), or after school, outside of classroom instructional time. We recommend the same time and place each week to build consistency.  Students often use the hallway, the cafeteria, or have permission to use a classroom for their prayer group. We recommend thinking strategically about where you meet, deciding if it’s best to be public or private with your meeting place.

What do we do when we meet? + -

CYC provides a daily focus for your prayer time that will not only guide your time but also provide helpful information about prayer. You are provided a brief reading to prepare your group to pray that is read aloud.  Then you pray together either all together or in smaller groups depending on how many students are present. CYC has 4 prayer strategies to pray for on your campus: Grace, Peace, Justice, and Mercy. Within each of these 4 strategies are 5 issues that affect your school. So each day you are guided through praying through a strategy into 1 of these issues. We recommend not taking time for personal prayer requests, but rather spending your time together praying corporately for issues affecting everyone on your campus.

How long does CYC take? + -

The typical weekly prayer group lasts around 15 minutes but can vary according to the group.

Is prayer legal at school? + -

Yes! One of the biggest myths is that prayer is outlawed on public school campuses. It is legally undisputed that students have a right to gather for prayer on their campus, as long as it’s not during class.

Here is a great resource from the US Department of Education.

Another great resource from the Federal Register, a US Government Journal

Are adults involved? + -

CYC is student-led and adult-encouraged. We recommend that students invite trusting, caring adults to help encourage and motivate them to be meeting on their campus. Adults play a behind-the-scenes type of role but are important to help sustain the students as they continue to meet weekly for prayer.

How CYC Works

3 simple steps to bring change to your school

Get the App

The app will lead you through the prayer time

Invite Friends

Find a couple friends and pick a time to meet

Pray for Change

Meet consistently and ask God to change your school