As well as the usual, and well known, prayers and links associated with the Mothers’ Union each deanery within the Diocese of York will contribute a prayer on an annual rota. The prayer will reflect the chosen month and any specific religious festival. Each deanery has compiled a brief paragraph about their area as a way of sharing points of interest, particular concerns and ‘good news’.
Guisborough with Whitby deanerycomprises of 10 branches and is geographically set from Redcar all the way down to Whitby.Guisborough itself is a market town and was formerly part of the North Riding of Yorkshire. Gighesbore is recorded in the Domesday Book and the ruined Gisborough Priory dates to the 12th centrury. The priory andGisborough Hall (16th century, demolished and rebuilt) are spelt without the first U. Some other old sites and names use that same spelling.Saltburn is a seaside resort with a pier and the cliff lift is one of the world's oldest water powered lifts. Saltburn lists smugglers, Quakers, railways as part of its diverse history.Redcar and Coatham -a holiday resort and Zetland lifeboat, the world's oldest surviving lifeboatDormanstown - Named after and built by the Dorman Long iron & steelworks, the company that built the Sydney Harbour Bridge.Marske - Is mentioned in the Doomsday book. Marske Hall is now a Cheshire home and the village is also home to a museum named Winkies Castle which is not a castle but an old cruck house!Wilton - Near ICI, is a village noted for Wilton Castle which, in 1536, was confiscated by the Crown from Lord & lady Bulmer for their part in the Pilgrimage of Grace uprising.Boosbeck , New Marske and Loftus - Previously ironstone mining communities, farming and for Loftus Saxon princess relics.Whitby is such a well known English town and the link with Captain Cook is carried down from the north of this deanery down to Whitby where Cook spent his apprenticeship years - not forgetting Whitby jet, Abbess Hilda and Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula!All in all ..... A varied and interesting area which accounts for why tourists flock to this part of the country...so come and visit us!Dear GodGuard our friendships: Encourage us that we may encourage one another;inspire us that we may inspire one another;Strengthen us that we may strengthen one another;Remember us that we may love and care for one another.
Mary Sumner's PrayerAll this day, O Lord,let me touch as many lives as possible for thee;and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken,whether through the word I speak,the prayer I breathe,or the life I live.Amen
The Mothers' Union PrayerLoving LordWe thank you for your love so freely given to us all.We pray for families around the world.Bless the work of the Mothers' Unionas we seek to share your lovethrough the encouragement, strengtheningand support of marriage and family life.Empowered by your Spirit,may we be united in prayer and worship,and in love and service reach outas your hands across the world.In Jesus' name.Amen
Midday PrayersThere are downloadable prayer sheets for the monthly Midday Prayers, which are regularly updated.
Seasonal prayersThere is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven... Ecclesiastes 3:1This is a link to the Mothers Union Seasonal Prayer Page. Here you will find the MU calendar of the Christian seasons and feast days as well as important international dates to remember across the world. Look out for new prayers and reflections to mark specific occasions so that you can join in with our Christian journey throughout the year.