Day 11 - Mothers Union
Mothers' Union (MU) is an international Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide.
In 83 countries, MU members share one heartfelt vision - to bring about a world where God's love is shown through loving, respectful and flourishing relationships. By supporting marriage and family life, especially through times of adversity, we tackle the most urgent needs challenging relationships and communities.
Mother's Union members are not all mothers, or even all women. Single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. For all 4 million members what Mothers' Union provides is a network through which they can serve Christ in their own community - through prayer, financial support and actively working at the grassroots level in programmes that meet local needs. We lobby local and national governments on issues affecting family life and campaign to challenge legislation that neglects the vulnerable and marginalised.
The Mother's Union asks for prayer for
- God of love, justice mercy and compassion be with all who live with partners who choose to abuse them. Inspire and strengthen women, men and children to work to promote the development of respectful, flourishing relationships among all your people in Jesus name. Amen
- Our preparation for participating at UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2012 which focuses on preventing and ending violence against women
- The development of our own campaign to end violence against women and girls
- Mothers’ Union members across the world supporting those affected by gender based violence
Find out more about the work of the Mother's Union here
To look at previous prayer posts as a part of our 16 days 16 prayers campaign see here