Prayer is at the heart of all that Mothers’ Union is and does. Many members, who may not have the time, or perhaps are unable to be practically involved in supporting couples, commit to pray for them.
These members, along with parishioners, are given the names of the couples (once permission has been obtained from the couple themselves) and then commit to pray for the couple as they prepare for their marriage. The members also present a candle and card to the couple for their wedding and often continue to pray afterwards too.
(This initiative is also part of the Cana Ministry run by Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Hereford).