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.



Diocesan Prayer Leaflet

As the night watch looks for the morning,
so do we watch for you O Lord.
Lord, I know I have my faults and my many
failings causing you to grieve. I pray that
your spirit will enter into my heart and
through my heart the whole of me.
May I be a light that guides, loves and helps
others to find your forgiveness and peace.
God of welcome take our
mustard seed of faith;
Nourish it with the Holy Spirit,
that confidence will grow within us
to speak your words of invitation.
May our vision flourish. Amen.


Sunday, the first day of the week
God has created a new day
Silver and green and gold
Live that the sunset may find us
Worthy His gifts to hold.
Loving Lord, we thank you for the
wonderful world which You have created
and for giving us another chance to shine,
today. Help us to reflect Your glory and
enable others to see You through the work
of our hands, the words of our lips and the
thoughts of our hearts.
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


Lord, help us to follow you
in the way of the Cross.
May my hands this day grasp your cross,
Lord and in doing so show your compassion
and care as I touch others. Give my hands
tenderness as I wipe away the tears of
those in despair and the healing power
when I touch those less fortunate.
Take me Lord and do what you will with
me, only give me your grace and your love
for that is enough for me.


You have given us a new Commandment,
to love one another.
Let my head not be swayed in this world of
seemingly self-interest and avarice but
help me to understand that it is only by
following your commandment to love one
another, Lord, that we will find our self in
the fulfilment of your life.
All our problems
we send to the Cross of Christ
All our difficulties,
we send to the Cross of Christ
All our hopes,
we set on the risen Christ


This is the day that the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
The Lord Jesus says to you:
I, I am here with you every day.
Take my hand and walk with me.
You will never be lost,
because I am the way.
In Me, you find the truth and the life.
Embrace life with me
and you will have peace, My peace.
Dear Lord, as this day begins help me to
feel your strength in my body that I may
carry out the work that I do this day however
arduous, difficult or wearisome. Give
me the added strength to help others in
their tasks.


One more step along the world I go
As I walk along help me to keep to your
narrow path, Lord.
May my feet guide others along the road
and not lead them astray.
Help me to climb the hills and mountains
that I meet and be with me when my
feet lead me to the deep valleys of
Father hear the prayer we offer
Not for ease that prayer shall be,
But for strength that we may ever
Live our lives courageously.


I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills.
From whence cometh my help?
Be in my eyes Lord. Let my eyes see not
only the desolation of this world but also
the beauty. Help me to see those who are
in need of loving care, their fear and
hopelessness. Help them to see in my eyes
your love and peace.
May my smile and laughter show your love,
Lord. The happiness of knowing you and a
gift for all who receive it. May the smile
and laughter help to brighten up the day
for those whose life seems a never-ending
Gentle God, breathe love within us
Breathe love between us,
From one moment to the next
You hold us in the palm of Your hand.



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Linked with Oyo, North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba, Rumbek, Soroti, Aba Ngwa North Midlands Cluster.

December 2017

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.

As we approach Advent we pray for time for studying, devotion and quiet anticipation as we await the coming of the baby Jesus.

May we know Jesus’ presence in all the hectic preparations for Christmas. We remember the lonely and the Agencies who are opening their doors to the homeless. For those serving abroad in the Services and for their families as they miss their presence.

We give thanks for the many blessings we receive this Christmas time through the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

January 2018

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.

God our Father in Heaven help us as we resolve to help families across the world by relieving poverty, feeding the hungry and creating an environment where sexual and physical abuse are a thing of the past.

We pray for those who by day and night maintain the public services; working in health, healing and social care. Lord be with them. Amen

February 2018

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

Dear Lord as we come to the season of Lent, and our three commitments of giving, fasting and prayer, be with us. Though we ourselves may be poor let us remember those less fortunate than ourselves and that a kind word and a smile are another way of giving. Inspire us to make use of what we ‘give up’ for Lent. As we fast may we still buy food and drink and donate it to our local food bank so that others may benefit from our denial. May all we do be surrounded and supported by prayer, remembering not only our own Branches and Diocese but also our Worldwide Mothers’ Union family. Amen

March 2018

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

Dear Lord, this time of Lent is for us a time of reflection, a time of repentance, a time of hope and a time of healing. We remember you Lord, a light in a dark place, hope in a broken world and new life into dry bones.

Thank you Lord for this new life we have in you and help us to share the good news of your salvation with others. Amen

April 2018

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

Loving Lord, we come to you with joy, we rejoice in your love and salvation for all. We thank you for the gift of life. Lord, we thank you for the wonders of the world. Help us to use wisely all that you have given us. Loving Lord we thank you for all who have shown your love. We pray for the newly baptised and con-firmed and for those recently engaged and married. May they know your love and peace. Amen