Since we are unable to meet in the Cathedral for monthly prayers, we suggest that you wear your badge and pause at 10:30am on the 1st Wednesday of each month, to pray, knowing that many other Mothers’ Union members will be praying at the same time.

It is hoped that each month the deanery who would have been leading Cathedral Prayers will compose a Prayer to be shared by all members in winchester.

Our monthly prayers for November are prayers prepared by Romsey Abbey branch:

Dear Lord,
We pray for the worldwide Mothers’ Union, that they may have the funds to be able to help during these times. We pray for families around the world, give them O Lord, the strength to cope, to work and to get through this epidemic. We especially pray today for the members in Lemombo – Mozambique, Makueni – Kenya, Newala – Tanzania, Niger Delta North – Nigeria, Riverina – Australia and North East India – India.
We pray for grandparents who are separated from their families due to lookdown.
We pray for kind friends who phone the lonely and cheer up their neighbours, we pray for priests who lead their flocks wisely, we pray for the stranger who smiles through the mask at us. We pray for all members of the Mothers’ Union, that we may be truly unified. Lord we thank you for your continuing love and protection. Amen

Prayer for All Saints and All Souls
At this time of All Saints and All Souls
We thank you Lord, for those who came before us, and spurred us on to acts of love. For those whose lives envisioned us to walk the way of faith and love. We pray we too will play our part in envisioning those who are following on to share the love of Christ and build God’s kingdom here on earth. Amen

A Prayer for us all
God of all, through all time and in all places, in each circumstance and season, You call us together and welcome us with open arms as your beloved children.
Each one of us is precious to you and called by you.
In this time of great change and uncertainty, you are unchanging and ever faithful.Through this time together, let us feel you speaking to us, leading us, teaching us, Filling us with your spirit and strengthening us for the journey ahead. Amen

If you are looking for activities to do while you are confined to the house, you will find lots of resources on the central Mothers’ Union website. You can access them from this link here

If you have suggestions about how we can connect better with our members during this period of isolation then please let Sue Murphy – Diocesan Secretary know