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The 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.


Amen

Mary Sumner's personal 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.

Amen.

Prayer of the Month

Lord, we lift to you those suffering with anxiety. Strengthen them and calm their fears.

Lift them O Lord from the darkness in which they dwell, so that they may see the light of your love.  Grant them peace of mind and enable them to see the positives around them and know that they are not alone.  

In Jesus name. Amen

Wave of Prayer

Linked with:  Swaziland – Aguata (Nigeria) – Lagos Mainland (Nigeria) Ruaha (Tanzania) and – Chotanagpur (Church of North India)

The Wave of Prayer is a continuous, daily commitment by Mothers’ Union members from around the world to pray for each other. It runs throughout the year so that the work and members of each and every area in which Mothers’ Union is active is prayed for at some point.

The Wave of Prayer for this diocese takes place from Jan 5th – 10th each year when we join together in our homes or churches to pray for our Linked Dioceses.

Almighty Lord, we thank you that we have been joined together in unity through the love of Christ. Amen

Lagos Mainland

Womens’ groups in Lagos unite and work together under the title Womens’ and Girls’ organization. They help organize and  attend very large events proclaiming their faith.  Members of the MU work with street children, provide open air soup kitchens and support local families.

Ruaha

Across the Tanzania there are 187 Savings & Credit groups with approx. 3900 members and a total savings of TSH 602 million = approx. £209,000 GBP.   Ruaha is a very small diocese in Tanzania.  At least 2 village women have benefitted from this project. Using the scheme and borrowing the finance needed one member was able to purchase a large piece of land and expand her farm project, and another started her own successful baking business.  This financially enables them to send their children to school (including daughters) and pay for medical help when needed. MU members also equipped and help run the Neemah Crafts Guest House which is a tourist hotspot in Ruaha.

Eswatini (Swaziland)

MU members have many projects and have a keenness for environmental issues. They collect plastic bags and recycle them by making mats to help beat ‘Plastic Pollution’ They also make ‘wonder cooking bags, as an initiative to reduce the use of energy; they display these items during their annual talent show and competition. After the 2021 competition a tree was planted as part of their pledge to care for the environment.

Aguata: Nigeria

Communication with the leaders in Aguata is difficult, we have little awareness of their projects or needs currently. We are aware that they have a farming project which raises funds for their work supporting families in need.

Chatonagpur (Church of North India)

The Church of North India has combined all the Christian denominations together to make one church. The women’s organisations work together under one banner. Sharing projects, praying and worshipping together.