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.



Mary Sumner 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.



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Peterborough Diocese Prayers

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November 2016

We pray for all those in the branches of All Hallows, All Saints, St. Barnabas, Orlingbury & Harrowden and Wollaston & Strixton in Wellingborough Deanery.

O Lord our Father may we be like the fireworks with which we remember the Fifth of November. Like the sparklers may we shine brightly in a world which does not acknowledge you, like the Catherine wheels may we follow the examples of your saints and like the rockets may we direct all people towards the glory you have created for us. Amen.

December 2016

We pray for all those in the branches of Eye, Longthorpe, Paston, Werrington and the Cathedral Group in Peterborough Deanery and for Oundle members in their Deanery.

Heavenly Father thank you for this time of Advent, hope, expectancy and new life. As the world looks forward to celebrating Christmas, may many be drawn to Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. You came to bring peace and we really need you to bring peace to our nations in this world. Peace so that families can live in safety and not have to travel over vast continents to find a safe place. We ask these things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

January 2017

We pray for our Diocesan President, Vice-Presidents, Chaplain, Secretary, Treasurer, Unit Co-ordinators, Emergency Prayer Chain members, Trustees, Deanery Leaders, Branch Leaders and Committee members; and for Lyn Ridley, the co-ordinator for our lunch project.

Heavenly Father as we enter a new calendar year help us to take on board the theme for 2017. Let each of us resolve how we may put it into action and make our faith a reality. In this way may we bring those around us to an understanding of what we have achieved in the past 140 years, what we will practise today so that our organisation may grow as we proclaim our FAITH IN ACTION. Amen.

February 2017

We pray for all those members in the branches of Ketton, Oakham w Braunston and Uppingham branches in Rutland Deanery.

Loving Saviour, we remember at the beginning of this month your presentation in the Temple and we ask you to bless all babies and young people who come to be baptised into the family of your church. Help us to welcome them and guide the parents and god-parents so that those whom we receive in your name may be nurtured in your faith and may come to see you more clearly, love you more dearly and follow you more nearly day by day. Amen.

March 2017

We pray for all members in Astwell, Brackley, Chenderit and Farthinghoe with Thenford in Brackley Deanery.

In this time of uncertainty we pray for all who need our prayers.

We give you thanks for our homes, families and friends, and all love and care for us.

We thank you for your Son Jesus Christ, for his steadfast obedience by which he overcame the temptations of this world. By dying for us he overcame death and rose to life again through which we are raised to the life of your kingdom. Amen.

April 2017

We pray for all members in Pitsford, Ridgeway, Uplands, Welford and Yelvertoft branches in Brixworth Deanery.

Father as we remember the Passion of your Son, His crucifixion and His glorious resurrection help us not to forget those who stood at the foot of the cross and also suffered. We pray not only for all mothers who have lost children but for the whole family who through loss also grieve. Help us Lord, even though perhaps we ourselves do not know that grief, to hold out a helping hand, share your peace and love with our prayers and your promise of life ever after to all who have had the loss of a child. Amen.