International Women’s Day 2023

Prayer for International Women’s day – written by the Revd Dr Barbara Glasson

We do not ask for strength, we have strength

we pray for resolve to use our strength for good

We do not ask for courage, we have courage

we pray for resilience to rise above defeats

We do not ask for acceptance, we are acceptable

we pray for persistence to demand equality for all

We do not ask for a voice, we have voices

we pray for determination to speak love’s truth to power

As Susannah Wesley used her insight, learning and strength to educate her children equally

we pray that we, the Methodist people, will continually use our wisdom, courage and diversity to turn the tables on injustice and embrace equity for all.