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TryPraying Campaign Aims for Whole of Scotland

Monday February 4 2019

Appeal for churches to fund adverts on local buses

The organisation behind the trypraying bus adverts and banners is looking for churches to get involved in this year’s campaign, which they hope will reach every town in Scotland in April.

The organisers say the campaign, with posters with the simple slogan ‘trypraying’, backed up with a website giving resources and information, is particularly effective at reaching the ‘unchurched’ and non-religious.

Market research following last year’s campaign in Edinburgh found that 32% of people who had seen the bus adverts had tried praying, compared to 13% of people who had not.

The organisers say they need to raise £100,000 to reach the whole of Scotland with trypraying.2019, but that local churches could get involved for much less. Emma Weaver, development coordinator for the charity There is Hope which runs the campaign, says: “To see buses in your town with the trypraying message on it, may only cost £1,000. If there are ten churches in your town and they all came together then the cost would be £100 per church to see people praying within your community.”

Further suggestions for churches include using the seven themes in the trypraying booklet as a Lent resource, giving out the booklet to every member to use for a week and then pass on, and keeping copies of the booklet in a perspex box attached to church railings.

Emma adds: “The simple question, ‘Why don’t you try praying for seven days and see what happens?’ is so powerful and opens a door for Jesus to walk in.”

For more information contact trypraying on 0131 202 6449, or visit


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