Women's History Month
Let us pray
(Silent time to reflect on the women in one?s own personal history)
We remember that March is Women's History Month.
Thank you for all the cherished women in our lives and in our histories: mothers, sisters, friends and neighbors.
God, may women across the globe continue to be empowered, knowing the love you offer.
Written by Sojourners
A Prayer for Women Leaders Around the World
Praise to you, women leaders of the seven continents, for your many works of justice.
Praise to you, women leaders of Asia, for confronting trafficking of women.
Praise to you, women leaders of Africa, for raising your voices to stop AIDS.
Praise to you, women leaders of Europe, for your peacekeeping.
Praise to you, women leaders of North America, for confronting economic inequities and racism.
Praise to you, women leaders of South America, for struggling against U.S. domination of your land.
Praise to you, women leaders in Antarctica, for your scientific research.
Praise to you, women leaders of Australia, for supporting indigenous cultures.
By Diann Neu, co-founder and co-director of the Women?s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual
Spirit of Renewal, God of Many Names, and One Transforming and Abundant Love,
We turn this month, in our nation?s life, to reflect on the stories,
and the struggles,
of women throughout the ages.
We seek to learn from all those voices that have been left unheard.
May we pause before the silences of the ages,
Find who has been left out,
And craft new ways of inclusion,
For every week, and every month.
May this spiritual practice,
Bring out the voices of all those struggling,
All those left apart.
May we let go of our assumptions and cold comforts,
Of what is the normal ? to live by,
Unless it be a standard that is rooted in compassion,
May this month of reflection teach us to search
for those stories that are different from our own.
Mother of Possibilities,
In the finding,
May we come to know ourselves changed.
Renewed were we are dry,
Hopeful where we are lost,
And open where we are shut. Amen
By Rev. Jude Geiger, a Unitarian Universalist minister serving the community of Huntington, New York