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International Womens' Day, 8 March 2018

8th Mar 2018

Prayer for International Women's Day

International Women's Day
Artwork © Kaye Redman

Compassionate God
On this day we remember the special role of grandmothers, mothers, sisters, aunts, wives and daughters, female friends and colleagues in our lives.
We give thanks for the myriad of feminine gifts which enrich and bless our world.
We pray for all of those women and girls who are victims of exploitation because of their gender:

those trafficked as sex slaves
those denied education and employment
those who are victims of elder abuse
those raped and brutalized in war
those who have lost children
those betrayed in love.

May the gifts of all be recognised, supported and nurtured in our homes, workplaces and communities.
May gender equality become a reality for men and women everywhere.