Prayer for Sunday 26 June 2022
On the 26th day of each month, women of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women create a ‘wave of prayer’ around the globe to mark the signing of our original charter on 26th October 1939. Recently, our prayers have been about the preparations of our 14th World Assembly, taking place totally online 9th -14th August 2022. Our Assembly theme will be ‘Go and bear fruit – fruit that will last’ (John 15:16)
Because the 26th June falls on a Sunday, we are inviting church leaders to pray alongside us in their congregations and offer this prayer for your use.
We thank you for the courage of women
who speak out for justice and truth,
and work for the well-being of women and girls.
We thank you for the creativity of women
who stand up for the needs of the world
and make Christ known by their loving actions.
We thank you for the commitment of women
to bring together sisters from nine Areas
for our first ever online World Assembly.
Bless their endeavours, we pray,
with your wisdom, your grace and your peace.
May all be inspired to go and bear lasting fruit for your sake.
In the name of Christ,
The World Federation prayer may also be used:
Creator God, rooted in your loving care, nurtured through your Son Jesus, challenged by your Holy Spirit, we are in the world to bring peace with justice, reconciliation in love, and hope for all people. May our lives extend as the branches of our Tree of Life, bearing fruit of Unity and Love. We offer praise and thanksgiving through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Written by WFMW Executive members, 1986-91