Romans 15:13 (NIV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, help us to remain young at heart, trusting in your goodness to guide our ways so that we do not have to worry about what tomorrow may bring. Lord, keep me worshipping with every breath I take. Remind me daily to let my spirit focus on you, so that I allow your will to inform every action I take.
Dear Lord, thank you for inspiring each of us to join this wonderful organisation. Whatever gifts we may bring we give them willingly so that together we can make a difference in your world. Help us to find ways to tell people of our work and may we encourage them to become members. That they may enjoy the fellowship we share and play their part in the continuing work of the Mothers’ Union.
We give thanks for the staff at Mary Sumner House and all the Central Committee members. We pray that you will guide them in their decision making and provide them with every good thing they need to do your will. Let each of us offer again our gifts and renew our endeavours that so filled with your love we may always be willing to serve.
We give thanks for the support of our indoor members and pray that they may still feel a very important part of the Mothers’ Union. Bless them today and may we consider if there are members who would like to be part of this powerhouse of prayer.
We pray that younger women and men will be drawn into membership and service, so that we remain a vigorous and active organisation for change in society. Give us all the resources we need to inspire others to support our work both here and abroad.
Give us the courage and strength to live in the manner that close relationship with you demands. Make us bold disciples of your truth that we might help others to become members of the Mothers’ Union and come to know your love.