May God’s Divine Spirit look after the people of Ukraine during these trying times. We pray that a peaceful resolution be achieved for them and their nation.
Conference of European Churches General Secretary Dr Jørgen Skov Sørensen, on behalf of CEC Member Churches, offers a prayer for peace in Ukraine amid recently escalating tension in the country.
“The role of churches is to offer hope. Prayer offers hope. Therefore, we pray for peace in Ukraine, thinking of all communities, who can directly get affected by the armed conflict,” he said.
We ask you to hold the people of Ukraine deep in your heart.
Protect them, we pray;
from political gamesmanship,
from being used and abused.
Give, we pray,
the nations of the world the courage
and the wisdom
to stand up for justice
and the courage too,
to dare to care – generously.
Lord in your mercy,
Take from us all,
the tendencies in us
that seek to lord it over others:
take from us those traits
that see us pursuing our own needs and wants
before those of others.
Teach us how to live in love
and respect – following your example.
In your name, Lord Jesus, and for your sake,