Mothers' Union Prayer

Loving Lord, we thank you for your love so freely given to us all.

We pray for families around the world.

Bless the work of the Mothers' Union as we seek to share your love

through the encouragement, strengthening and support of marriage and family life.

Empowered by your Spirit, may we be united in prayer and worship,

and in love and service reach out as your hands across the world.

In Jesus' name. Amen


Mary Sumner's Prayer

All this day, O Lord,

let me touch as many lives as possible for thee,

and every life I touch do thou by thy Spirit quicken,

whether through the word I speak,

the prayer I breathe or the life I live.


A prayer for Women at risk of violence

Loving God we lift all victims of abuse to you. We ask you to give them your love and protection.

We ask for your courage and strength, so we can speak up against the violence inflicted upon your precious people.

Help us to see situations where violence is taking place and give us wisdom to know how to act.

Heavenly Father, we lift every girl and young woman to you who has suffered or witnessed violence.

We pray for justice in each of these situations and provision for a safe place where they can find healing.

We ask this all in Jesus' name. Amen.

Prayers of intercession

Prayers written for our Families come First day in 2014 are still relevant today and can be downloaded.   IntercessionsLizC.pdf

Prayer for inspiration

Living Lord, we give you our thanks for the life of Mothers' Union

and for your love so freely given,

that is still alive and active in us,

as we follow in the footsteps of Mary Sumner.

We thank you for the memories,

and ask that you will strengthen and empower us for the future.

We seek to walk with you Lord,

and we desire to take your love out into the world.

Strengthen us to do this, with fresh inspiration and vision.

We also give you thanks,

for what began in such a small way

is now known as the Mothers' Union Worldwide.

May we continue to be your hands, to bring support;

your feet to follow, where you lead;

and your voice, to bring love, hope and compassion.

May many lives be enriched and transformed

through all that we do in your name.

Without you in our lives, what we do is in vain.

Help us Lord, to strengthen our prayer lives,

so that we may become channels of your love

with all those we meet in our everyday lives.

We ask all this in the name of the living Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer by Wendy Roberts

[Ashchurch Mothers' Union Branch member]

A copy of this prayer can be downloaded .   wendyPrayer.pdf