Frequently Asked Questions

How and when was IOS started?

Inspire Our Schools was started in 2018 by a parent with a vision to have every school in her district prayed for.

Is Inspire Our Schools a non-profit organization?

No, actually the whole event is volunteer-led, organized, and funded.

What does it mean to “inspire?”

The word “inspire” means to breathe air into or upon, to infuse (something, such as life) by breathing. We are breathing the Holy Spirit into our schools through prayer.

Who should come to the event?

Although this is a non-denominational Christian event, the entire community is invited and encouraged to attend.

What do you do at the event?

Upon arrival at 7 pm, go to the main entrance of the school where you will find a prayer leader. The prayer leader will lead the group through a set of scripted prayers outside of the school building. Each participating school will say the same prayers. Feel free to follow along with the prayers, as they are posted on our website!

Are there different days for each school’s event?

Nope, all participating schools will hold their own Inspire Our Schools event on Sunday, August 16th at 7 pm. Simply choose which school you want to pray over and show up at 7 pm. Prayers at every school are the same.

Do we go inside the school during the event?

No, all of the prayers are said outside of the school building.

How long does the event last?

Most events typically last around 30-45 minutes.

Is this event sponsored by the participating school districts?

While the participating districts have given their consent for this event,  it is not a district event, nor is it in any way endorsed or sponsored by the districts involved. This event is entirely volunteer-led, organized, and funded.

How can you hold a religious event at a public school?

This event has received consent from the school districts involved; however, this event is in no way endorsed or sponsored by the district.

Why isn’t my school listed as participating?

We probably have not found a prayer leader for that school yet. To volunteer or get involved check out the “Contact” form or send us an email!

How can I get my school district involved?

Please fill out the form on the “Contact” page or email us at