Faith and Policy Unit

Role of the Faith & Policy Unit:

  • To support members in their faith as it applies to the Mothers’ Union’s vision
  • To research and campaign on faith and policy issues relevant to the vision and aim of Mothers’ Union
  • To enable members to be active in areas of faith and policy
  • To network and liaise with external organisations nationally and internationally on faith and policy issues

Mothers’ Union Listening, Observing, Acting – in step with God, is our theme for 2019.

MULOA puts spirituality back into members’ lives and our worldwide organisation. Spiritual transformation can and does happen, but this is an going process, which has already evidenced shared goals and shared “good news”. The Church can be rebuilt and re-energised through Bible reading/ study, which brings others back to God and his plan for us all.
Jesus Christ is our spiritual leader and as Christians, we grow day by day to become more Christ-like. If we don’t tell others about Christ, who is going to? Much of Jesus’ teaching shocked his listeners. He wanted them to love their enemies, to do good to those who were spiteful to them, to ” take up your cross” daily. This challenge has not gone away. We are still called to turn the world upside down, to serve others and put our faith in God. We all have our part to play.
Prayer is the bedrock on which MU is founded and it is the most powerful tool we have to bring us closer to God. The uniqueness of MU is its spirituality and the most difficult and decisive part of prayer is the ability to listen. Jesus’ attractiveness did not lie in glitter and hype but in his ability to listen and to be with others. People relate to people and by encouraging engagement with our members, so our faith journey will develop and grow.
We aim to develop the faith of our members, and the faith of Christians of all ages. We aim to encourage and nurture those new to faith, and reach out in Christian love to those of little or no faith.
“There are many things in life that will catch your eye but only a few will catch your heart – pursue those
Margaret Jones
Co-ordinator

 

LLANDAFF DIOCESE MOTHERS’ UNION PRAYER DIARY 2016

Please find a copy of the 2016-17 PRAYER DIARY here

Prayer for Grace

Father of all
You have called us to be your people
Through your grace you have welcomed us
Into your family, United in Christ
By faith we have become members one of another…

We thank you for the great community of the MU
To which we belong
And above all the fellowship here
In which we are able to work out our membership
Through concrete words and actions ….

Help us we pray through the love and service
We offer one another and to the world
To be your people together,
Here in this place and moving out and onward
United in love and faith ….

Prayers

God of our journeys, you call us, like Abraham, like Jonah to leave the comfort of the familiar and to journey with you in faith; you bless us with the company of others whom we meet along the way, and surprise us with the unexpected grace that welcomes us home. Help us to trust in your presence with us when we travel and know that nothing separates us from your love, shown to us in face of friend and stranger and above all in Jesus Christ, Amen

Caim Prayer*

Circle me O God.
Keep hope within
Despair without

Circle me O God
Keep peace within
Keep turmoil out.

Circle me O God
Keep calm within
Keep storms without.

Circle me O God
Keep strength within
Keep weakness out

Circle me O God
Keep comfort near
and discouragement far

May you be a bright flame before me
May you be a guiding star above me,
May you be a smooth path below me,
And a loving Guide behind me,
Today, tonight, and forever.

* The Celtic Church developed a special type of protection prayer, the Caim Prayer or Circle Prayer.  This was a way to surround oneself with the protection and blessing of the Triune God.

Gweddi Undeb y Mamau

Arglwydd cariadus,
diolchwn i ti am dy gariad a roddir mor rhad i bob un ohonom.
Gweddïwn dros deuluoedd ledled y byd.
Bendithia waith Undeb y Mamau
wrth i ni geisio rhannu dy gariad di
drwy hybu, cryfhau
a chynnal priodas a bywyd teuluol.
Wedi’n nerthu gan dy Ysbryd,
bydded i ni gael ein huno mewn gweddi ac addoliad,
a thrwy garu a gwasanaethu
estyn allan i fod yn ddwylo i ti ar draws y byd.
Yn enw Iesu.

Amen.