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.
A Prayer of Commitment
A Prayer for
Lincoln Diocese 2019
O God, Creator of all, we thank you for
a new Mothers’ Union Triennial.
Help us in our planning for the next
three years to include time for you
and for those in our communities.
We pray for our new Worldwide
President, Sheran Harper,
and ask for your guidance,
wisdom and strength for her.
Under our theme for this year,
and through MULOA
we aim to observe, listen and
act in step with you.
We pray now, that you will open
our eyes to see you around us,
our ears to hear your call
and strengthen our feet to go out
in the power of your Holy Spirit.
Bless us and our families,
branches and groups,
guide Elizabeth our Diocesan President
and all who are entrusted with
Mothers’ Union responsibilities in this Diocese,
and enfold us all in your love,
for Jesus sake.
Lincoln Diocese 2018
Almighty God, we thank you
for your love and care for us.
We thank you for Mothers’ Union
and for all it means to so many
people across the world.
In this year, when we remember
our founder Mary Sumner,
we pray that you will help us build
on the firm foundations laid by her.
As she followed in the footsteps of
Jesus, caring for those in her
community and building up faith,
may we too be a part of your mission.
When decisions are made
in branch, cluster and Diocese,
guide our thinking
and prepare the way
for your power to break through.
Into your hands we commit ourselves
knowing that we are secure
in your love and everlasting grace.
We pray in the name
of our beloved Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The Prayer of ST. BENEDICT
O GRACIOUS AND HOLY FATHER
St Benedict - c480-550
Benedict was the father of Western monasticism. He was the first person to try to understand how we can live together with any degree of authenticity. He laid out systems for leadership, ownership, belonging and shared living.
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