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.



Wave of Prayer

Click here for Mothers’ Union Prayers



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

May 2018

We pray for all members of Denford, Raunds and Ringstead, Finedon, Higham Ferrers, Irchester and Irthlingborough branches in Higham deanery.

Lord Jesus, help us to stand with those who watched your Ascension; and remember with gratitude your earthly ministry and be mindful that it is our hands that must continue the work begun by you.

Holy Spirit of God, you came to those members of the Church gathered together and breathed on them the power of your presence. Help us to use that power to carry on the tasks given to us.

Trinity of love and power, guide us as we remember the three fold nature of our God and keep us faithful to Baptism vows. Lord, you made us in your own image. Help us to reflect your glory. Amen

June 2018

We pray for all members in Daventry Team, Harpole, Kislingbury and Weedon branches in Daventry deanery.

We give thanks for the example of St. Peter. May we too be steadfast in the faith, ready to defend your name and your Church. As we study the writings of St. Paul help us to understand the teaching of the Church and to live by its precepts.

We thank you for all those who will be ordained at St. Peter’s tide. May your grace enable them to care for the flock you commit to them. Amen

July 2018

We pray for all those members in the branches of Abington, Kingsthorpe, Christ Church, Holy Trinity w St. Paul, St. Alban’s, St. Michael’s, Weston Favell, St. Benedict’s, St. James’s and St. Mary’s in Greater Northampton Deanery.

We thank you Lord for our young people and all those belonging to churches in our diocese.

We pray that their gifts will be recognised and used for your glory, that they will learn more of you each day and that they will be brave enough to speak out against injustice. We pray that their lives will shine your light into dark corners of their world; that as they face the pressures of the modern and changing world you will give them wisdom. Help them to safely navigate the new virtual world and guide them in all relationships, both on-line and in person, at school, home and in the community.

We lift these young people to you, Father of All. Amen

August 2018

We pray for all members in Paulersbury, Tove and Whittlebury branches in Towcester Deanery.

Lord, we thank you for the glory shown to Peter, James and John as you stood on the Mount of the Transfiguration. Help us to be aware of that glory and to listen to you, as the chosen one of the Father. We thank you for Mary Sumner and the wonderful opportunity you have given to all members to follow in her footsteps; and to enjoy the fun and fellowship we have with one another. Amen

September 2018

We pray for our links:

Midlands Cluster: Birmingham, Jackie; Coventry, Jane; Derby, Wendy; Hereford, Linda; Leicester, Margaret; Lichfield, Sue; Worcester, Liz and Peterborough, Barbara.

Oyo in Nigeria: Rachel ; Rumbek in South Sudan: Hellen and Rebecca; Soroti in Uganda: Rose and Sarah ; North Eastern Caribbean and Aruba: Ingrid; Aba Ngwa North in Nigeria: Odoinyenfe and Ethel Father, we pray for our Diocesan Festival, that it will be an inspiration for many who come forward to take up new challenges, knowing that you are with them. We remember the Wave of Prayer as it travels round this wonderful world you have given us. Here, in our diocese, we begin to see and smell the signs of Autumn, with its wonderful changing colours, the beginning of the leaves falling and the collecting of autumn fruits and we remember that this too is part of your plan for us and for our earth. Help us, Lord, to protect it and share its fruits and beauty with others. Amen

October 2018

We pray for all members in Cransley and Geddington, Rothwell, Rushton, Saints & Angels, and St. Andrew’s branches in Kettering Deanery.

Loving Lord, we thank you for this season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, for the glorious days of autumn and for the harvest. Bless to our use all the corn, the vegetables and the fruit that have come to maturity and give to us grateful hearts. Bless those who have no harvest; those in this country who are hungry and need to use Food Banks, our Daylight Centre and cannot provide food for their families. Give us generous hearts that they may not be hungry. We remember also those in other countries, with a harvest less bountiful than our own and all those who, driven from their own homes are dependent on the charity of others. O Lord, help us to feed the world. Amen

November 2018

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

Heavenly Father as we remember All Saints Day at the beginning of this month, we thank you for all the wonderful saintly people who have encouraged and nurtured us in our spiritual lives. Hold them close to you Lord. We pray for our young people at this time of bonfires and fireworks. Help them as they have fun and keep them from harm. Bless all those who care for our young people, teachers, youth workers and especially parents. We remember those who mourn the loved ones they have lost and we thank you as we remember those who laid down their lives in order that we might have life and have it more abundantly. We ask these things, and thank you for your many blessings to us, in Jesus’ name. Amen

December 2018

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, help us to prepare our hearts for the coming of your Son. Bless the figures of Mary and Joseph which visit so many of our parishes as a reminder of the journey they undertook from Nazareth to Bethlehem. May they be to families and children who welcome them into their homes a symbol of your coming. And as we join in the joy of your coming give us the thankful hearts of Mary and Joseph, the humility of the shepherds and the perseverance of the Wise Men so that we all, led by the same star, may worship you in truth and honour. Amen