Holy God, with deep sorrow and concern, we cry out to you for the people who are suffering during this war in Ukraine. Lord, have mercy. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. Protect and draw near to yourself those who are suffering and in danger. Preserve your people who take refuge in you. We pray that food supplies, water, and electricity do not fail. Protect the refugees fleeing the ravages of war, whether internally displaced or crossing borders into neighboring countries. Grant them your presence, provision, and hospitality, whether from strangers or friends. God of peace and justice, we ask you to arrest this violence and destruction and confound the enemy’s strategies. We pray that evil intentions will turn to mercifulness. We pray for the laying down of weapons. We pray for leaders with decision-making power for wisdom, discernment, and compassion to guide their decisions. May they rally to help Ukraine quickly during its time of need. We pray in the mighty name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
By Mike and Myra Watkins, Missionaries in Ukraine