For all women in our community, nation and world;
we pray to you, Lord God.

For all oppressed women;
grant them strength
to strive for equality, freedom and justice.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

For all women suffering abuse;
grant them full autonomy of body and mind.
Give every woman a healthy sense of self-worth
and confidence that does not cease.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

Grant every woman infinite opportunity
in religious and secular life.
Give her means to ascend to new heights and to break new ground.
Let her pathway be filled with peace and dignity.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

We remember those women who came before us.
We prepare for those we have yet to know.
Let our prayers be an inspiration to them,
now and forever.

Amen.

Stacy Carmody in Lifting Women's Voices: Prayers to Change the World by Margaret Rose, Jenny Te Paa, Jeanne Person, Abagail Nelson