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2019 Diocesan Prayer

Loving Lord,
we accept the path laid before us knowing that you will be with us to the end.
We accept the call of Christ, whose voice we know and trust to guide us through our lives.
Each one of us receives from you the gifts for the tasks you want us to do.
Give us open ears, eyes and hearts as we adapt to meet the needs of this present age so that we can act with insight and integrity to make a difference in our world.
As we walk into the future with faith may our pace be set by our perfect guide;
neither running ahead nor lagging behind but always in step with you, our God.
Amen.

 

This prayer is available as printable prayer cards here

Calendar of Intercessions 2019

The new Diocesan Intercession Calendar for next year can be found by clicking the link below. It is also in the centre pages of the 2018 Autumn edition of Focus.

2019 Intercession Calendar

Praying Through The Day – printable resource

Praying Through the Day bookPlease click on the link below to download our “Praying Through The Day” resource for families.

This resource offers simple ideas for praying with young children and as a family.

Praying Through The Day

There are extra copies of some of the pages available to print here…

Praying Through The Day additional resources

MULOA Prayer

MULOA LogoMay God enable us to become the people he has called us to be and,
in everything we do, may our lives honour the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord.
May he inspire us and move us to action
so that we fulfil his will in response to his amazing grace,
so freely given to the world.

Amen

Praying Through the Year

Enriching our prayer life

This resource includes creative ways to pray and new ideas for leading prayer. There are fourteen sections that could be used at meetings, services or events throughout the year. Each theme also includes prayers on the given topic, a Bible verse and if used as a whole should take about 15 minutes to complete. These resources can be used in their entirety or just to stimulate further ideas. They can be the basis of collective prayer or used at other times on your own. A list of resources needed for each idea and where to source them is included.

The Themes are:

You can download the whole document, individual sections and the templates from our Resources section

Please take time to regularly pray for the people listed on the Diocesan intercession calendar, our various events and our projects and include our Diocesan prayer in your branch meetings.
This prayer speaks to us in Oxford Diocese, affirming what God would have us do and challenging us to carry out his purpose.

MU Oxford Diocesan Prayer 2019

Loving Lord,
we accept the path laid before us knowing that you will be with us to the end.
We accept the call of Christ, whose voice we know and trust to guide us through our lives.
Each one of us receives from you the gifts for the tasks you want us to do.
Give us open ears, eyes and hearts as we adapt to meet the needs of this present age so that we can act with insight and integrity to make a difference in our world.
As we walk into the future with faith may our pace be set by our perfect guide; neither running ahead nor lagging behind but always in step with you, our God.
Amen.

Praying Through the Day

Praying Through the Day bookThis resource has been produced to help families to pray together at home. It’s full of fun ideas for praying at meals, at bedtime and just whenever we want to remember that God is with us. Ideal as a baptism gift or for Christmas. (more…)

Theme for the Year

Each year Mothers’ Union chooses a theme; for 2019 it is “Listen, Observe, Act  – in step with God” (more…)

Emergency Prayer Chain

When there is a crisis it is a great comfort to know that we don’t face it alone.
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Social Reform, Mission and Love

Ephesians 4:6 (NIV)

One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


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Renewal, New Members and Growth

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.

 

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Upcoming Events

  1. Bodicote Branch

    November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Chesham Branch

    November 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. Abingdon Branch – Service for 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

    November 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Milton-under-Wychwood Branch

    December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Abingdon Branch

    December 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Verse of the Day

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” — Psalm 95:1-2 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.