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You can access different Prayers & Worship Resources from the national Mothers' Union Website as well as on our own Diocesan website. If you search through the material you will find a goldmine of information, new ideas and helpful suggestions. Those who search will find!

Prayer and worship is central to all that we do as Mothers' Union members. We produce many prayers, services and worship resources throughout the year. Our practical support for families and communities is motivated by our faith and sustained by our prayers. Members pray for each other everyday through the Wave of Prayer and each year an annual theme is decided, which focuses members' prayers and actions on particular aspects of Mothers' Union's work and faith.

As a young woman our founder Mary Sumner took a special interest in women and their families. When she started meeting with mothers of her parish in 1876 Mary wrote the first Mothers' Union prayer. Her words are still an inspiration for us today.

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 word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.