The Mother's Union Prayer
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.
The 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 words I speak,
the prayer I breathe, or the life I live.
Mary Sumner: (M.U. Founder 1876)
Mrs Joan Doerich
O Lord, you sent us your
Bright Morning Star,
to walk upon the earth
and dwell within our hearts.
You sent him to comfort
every nation, be it in the
East or West, North or South
from coast to coast.
Mary your chosen one bore him,
and she watched over him, until he
gave his life on a cross for our sins.
May that our hearts let that
Bright Morning Star, shine out
Into the world to comfort our
Neighbours in time of anxiety.
O Bright Morning Star,
pierce the darkness of gloom
and bring hope into the world.
Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters,
sons and daughters kneel and bow
your heads, give thanks and praise
for the Bright Morning Star.
Daily Prayer Diary
In Families Worldwide we publish the Wave of Prayer along with a daily prayer diary. Prayer is central to our work as Mothers’ Union and this expression of commitment allows us to support families and projects around the globe.