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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.


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.


Prayers for 2021

With faith and hope we bring our prayers to God;
we draw near to him with joy.
Let us be swift to approach our Lord.
His ear is open to our prayers.
His mercy draws us close; his grace is all we need.
May we cherish these times: precious moments with God
to pour out our hearts and listen for his reply.

The Lord is close to everyone who prays to him, to all who truly pray to him.
Psalm 145:18 (NCV)

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His love is everlasting and extends to all creation.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
Bringing wholeness, and peace beyond understanding.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His arms open wide welcoming home the prodigals.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His promises are sure, His kingdom shall last forever.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
©John Birch

Gracious God, we praise you for your promises:
for your steadfast love which is ever new yet unchanging through the ages.
When we founder in our weakness,
your steadfast promises inspire us as a rock upon which we depend.
You keep your unfailing word to a thousand generations.
Your mercies never cease.
How gracious is our God!
We feast on your promises with thankful hearts.

I know the plans I have for you, promises the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11


Communicate Prayers January – June 2021

Communicate Prayers July – December 2021

Wave of Prayer

The Wave of Prayer is the one time in the year when all Mothers’ Union members across the world pray for us here in the Diocese of Peterborough. It is a humbling thought.

Due to the situation caused by the Covid19 outbreak, MU deaneries and local branches may need to engage with our annual Wave of Prayer in a variety of ways.  Some may be able to meet in church or a church hall as usual, others may opt to gather via Zoom and some members may need to pray in the safety of their own homes.  To accommodate a variety of worship arrangements, the service this year has been kept a little simpler.


At present, singing is not allowed in church or confined spaces but CDs could be played and listened to.  Music could be played before or at the start of the service and at the end.  For those worshipping via Zoom, hymns could be sung with the mute button on except for one singer setting the pitch and tempo.

As we pray for our linked branches across the world and they pray for us, may God hear our prayers and join us in true fellowship – one family reaching out across the nations.

Revd Christine Ostler

Mothers’ Union Wave of Prayer Service September 2020

Prayers for Mothers’ Union Committee Meetings

Walking with Jesus – a Reflection

Prayer Walk at Home

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Thank you for this wonderful compilation to help us in our daily walk with Christ and each other. A true blessing