God of Generations, we celebrate the lives of the women who fought the good fight and stood up for the Gospel and the truth of Scripture, yesterday and today. Strengthen our voice of proclamation. In your mercy, hear our prayer.
God of Life, we give thanks for the bold women among us today who serve with a sense of holy purpose in their vocations as daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and mothers. Empower us by faith and bless our vocations at home and in the church. Inspire us to encourage one another in fellowship, laughter, hospitality and sharing. In your mercy, hear our prayer.
Loving God, we pray for the men throughout the ages who support and encourage women in their quest to use their God-given gifts for your purpose. Give us courage to work together as equals to proclaim your grace and hope. In your mercy, hear our prayer.
Make us your bold and faithful servants, this day and forevermore through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
This message is excerpted from “A liturgy to celebrate bold women,” a Women of the ELCA resource found here.
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