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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

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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.

Amen

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

& Tewkesbury & Winchcombe Mothers' Union Deanery Faith & Policy Unit representative]

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