Mothering Sunday resources

Students and staff from St Mellitus led by Jane Williams, Assistant Dean and Tutor in Theology, have written a beautiful Mothering Sunday liturgy for Mothers’ Union which can be downloaded below:

St Mellitus and Mothers’ Union Mothering Sunday Liturgy WORD

St Mellitus and Mothers’ Union Mothering Sunday Liturgy PDF

 

The Mothers’ Union also have to offer a number of additional NEW Mothering Sunday resources for the use of Churches and Children’s groups.

2018 Resources

Mothering Sunday Childrens Resources

Mothering Sunday Family Service

Mothering Sunday Notes for Family Service

Mothering Sunday 2018 Prayers 

 

2017 Resources

Mothering Sunday Prayer Bookmark

Mothering Sunday Prayers

Mothering Sunday Bible Reading, Hymns and Songs 

Mothering Sunday Talks

Mothering Sunday Children’s Songs, Prayers and Memory Verses

Mothering Sunday Children’s Activities

Mothering Sunday Mothers’ Union Stories 

Mothering Sunday Sample Service Outlines

Christmas Prayer: Let there be Light

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Here’s the other prayer we used in our Children’s Christmas Praise yesterday morning:

Leader: Let us pray:

This Christmas, as we remember the birth of Jesus in a stable,

we are reminded that hope comes in unexpected ways

and in unfamiliar places.

We pray for the work of schools.

Wherever the world is in darkness, Lord,

All:      Let there be light.

Leader: This Christmas, as we remember the violence with

which the soldiers came searching for Jesus,

we are reminded that conflicts still have devastating

effects on children trapped between warring sides.

We pray for conflict zones and look for peace,

especially in Ireland, Israel, Palestine, Democratic Republic of Congo,

Sudan, and Afghanistan.

Wherever the world is in darkness, Lord,

All:      Let there be light.

Leader: This Christmas, as we remember the flight of Jesus’

family to Egypt,

we are reminded of the plight of people forced to

flee from homes and possessions.

We pray for refugees and asylum seekers,

especially in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Sudan.

Wherever the world is in darkness, Lord,

All:      Let there be light.

Leader: This Christmas, as we remember the homeless

Holy Family,

we are reminded of the millions of families now

who have no shelter and who face eviction.

We pray for all homeless people wherever they are

in the world.

Wherever the world is in darkness, Lord,

All:      Let there be light.

Leader: This Christmas, as we remember those who went

to the stable,

we are reminded that we need to make a journey.

We pray for ourselves that as you have come to us,

we may also come to know you,

to know you and to love you more

as we serve other people.

Wherever the world is in darkness, Lord,

All:      Let there be light.

Christmas Prayer: Give Thanks to God

This is a prayer we used in our Children’s Christmas Praise yesterday morning:

Give thanks to God
for the light has come:

a light in a dark stable,

a light for darkened lives,

a light which shines in every place,

the light of eternal truth

Give thanks to God

for the truth has come

truth that challenges the proud,

truth that lifts up the lowly,

truth that brings justice and hope,

the truth of eternal life.

Give thanks to God

for the life has come:

the life of God in a new born child,

life vulnerable and precious.

Life which conquers death’s power,

the new life of the Kingdom of God.

Give thanks to God

for the King has come:

a King who brings peace,

a King who brings healing,

a King who shares our weakness,

a gentle King whose name is love

Lord Jesus Christ,

whose coming sets us free,

let your light shine in us,

your truth change us,

your life renew us,

that we may worship you

as the Holy Child of Christmas

and the King of Heaven