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Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.

In 81 countries, our members share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. This is not a vague hope, but a goal we actively pursue through prayer, programmes, policy work and community relationships. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities. Our members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience.

The Mother's Union Prayer 2007

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 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. Amen

The Mothers’ Union Prayer 1974

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who gave marriage to be a source of blessing to mankind, we thank you for the joys of family life. Pour out upon us your Holy Spirit, that we may truly love and serve you. Bless all who are married and every parent and child. May we know your presence and peace in our homes; fill them with your love and use them for your glory. Bless the members of the Mothers' Union throughout the world; unite us in prayer and worship, in love and service, that, strengthened by your grace, we may seek to do your will; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Mary Sumner's Prayer 1876

O Lord, fill us with thy Holy Spirit, that we may firmly believe in Jesus Christ, and love him with all our hearts. Wash our souls in his precious blood. Make us to hate sin and to be holy in thought, word and deed. Help us to be faithful wives and loving mothers. Bless us and all who belong to the Mothers' Union; unite us in love and prayer and teach us to train our children for heaven. Pour out thy Holy Spirit on our husbands and children. Make our homes, homes of peace and love, and may we so live on earth, that we may live with thee for ever in heaven; for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen


The Aim

Of the Mothers’ Union is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere of marriage and family life.


The Purpose

Of the Mothers’ Union is to be specially concerned with all that strengthens marriage and Christian family life.


The Objects

1.  To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote it’s wider understanding;


2 To encourage parents to bring up their children in the faith and life of the Church;


3 To maintain a world=wide fellowship of Christians united in prayer, worship and service;


4 To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection of children;


5 To help those who’s family ;ife has met with adversity.


The Promise

As a member of the Mothers’ Union I promise by God’s grace:

To confess the faith of Christ crucified and to continue his faithful soldier and servant to my life’s end;

To uphold and support the Objects of the Mothers’ Union by word and action;

To try to plan my life to include worship in church, prayer and Bible reading.




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