We join our voices with the National Council of Churches in praying for the Ukrainian people and ask for intervention in this senseless war levied against them by Russia.
We pray for restoration and renewed hope.
We pray for the families, especially, the children living through the horrors of war and all the upheaval and tribulation it brings. We also pray for those protesting in Russia against these violent acts by their government.
We ask that our thoughts and prayers protect, cover and keep these protesters as they put their bodies on the line in the name of what is just and righteous.
We pray for the entire world community, including the leaders in our own country. Give them wisdom and ingenuity to respond in ways that ends this war and moves us all to a world where peace abides.
Beyond these prayers close to our hearts, lead us through the trials, the suffering and sorrow, the challenges and struggles, the tired times, despair and bleak places back wholeness and love abundant.