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
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.

The Personal Prayer of Mary Sumner (Founder of the MU)

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.

Diocesan Parenting Prayer

Lord, as a child in Nazareth you knew the security and love of a family.
You learnt the values of obedience as you grew in truth and love under the loving guidance of Mary and Joseph.
Lord, you understand the desire of all parents to give their children loving, secure childhoods.
May parents recognise the trust placed in them.
May they aspire to provide for their children secure, loving families where healthy relationships
and gospel values are espoused.
May they never feel alone in the task of raising their children.
Lord, may you continue to bless and further the work of the Mothers’ Union Parenting Programme as its facilitators reach out
to support and encourage parents and families throughout the world.
In our Diocese of Derry and Raphoe, Lord, bless the work of our facilitators, Anne, Margaret and Ann.
We commend to your guidance Linda, Angela andPearlas they go forward for training as Parenting Group facilitators.
Bless and inspire their learning and equip them for the task ahead.
By your grace may trust in the Parenting Programme grow and may more parents find encouragement
and help in meeting together.
So that in you and through you, all families on earth shall be blessed.