The Membership Prayer
These prayers should be recited at every meeting
Leader: "And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favour with God and man". (Luke 2: 51 - 52)
Leader: Mother Most Admirable Response: Pray for us
Our Lady of Good Counsel Pray for us
Our Lady of Walsingham Pray for us
St. Margaret Clitherow Pray for us
St. Joseph, Protector of the Family Pray for us
Response: Lord Jesus, you lived with Mary and Joseph at Nazareth and enjoyed family life, growing in wisdom and stature in the sight of God the Father and ourselves. Help the members of The Union of Catholic Mothers to follow this example in prayer, love and active witness to Marriage, Family and Christian Life in the world.
Make us understanding and caring to all experiencing difficulties and generous in support so that, one day, we may all rejoice together in our Eternal Home. Amen.
THE PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Leader: 'The harvest indeed is great but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore, the Lord of the Harvest, that He send labourers into His harvest'. (Luke 10: 2)
Response: God our Father, you have chosen to call men and women in every age to reveal your love and make known the reality of the Incarnation. You invite all people to follow you in a life of love and service in your church. Enkindle in us a true sense of vocation.
Grant Lord, that those whom you call to enter the priesthood may accept generously so that the sacrifice of the Mass will continue to be offered throughout the world. May priests and religious be constantly given to your Church so that people in need will always enjoy, through them, your ministry of healing and find your help.
Give us your grace to recognise the path you are inviting us to take and the courage to respond. We make our prayers through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen
Pray that the church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.