Mothers' Union is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families
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
Of the Mothers’ Union is the advancement of the Christian religion in the sphere
of marriage and family life.
Of the Mothers’ Union is to be specially concerned with all that strengthens marriage
and Christian family life.
1. To uphold Christ’s teaching on the nature of marriage and to promote it’s wider
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
4 To promote conditions in society favourable to stable family life and the protection
5To help those who’s family ;ife has met with adversity.
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.