A prayer for Ukraine
Join us in praying for those caught up in the conflict in Ukraine
Photo: Refugees from Ukraine cross the border into Romania
Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across Ukraine have had devastating consequences for ordinary people. Over seven million people have fled the country, and many more have had to leave their homes to escape the fighting. At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry. In many places there are long waits to cross and scant facilities waiting for them on the other side, with temperatures dropping below freezing overnight.
World Vision UK is part of the DEC (Disasters Emergencies Committee) which launched an appeal to help those affected.
Please join with us in praying...
Heavenly Father, hear our prayers for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
Lord we ask for peace for those who need peace, reconciliation for those who need reconciliation and comfort for all who don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Lord may your Kingdom come, and Your will be done.
Lord God, we ask for you to be with all – especially children who are suffering as the crisis in Ukraine deteriorates. Lord for those who are anxious and fearful. For those who are bereaved, injured or who have lost their lives. And for those who have lost loved ones. Lord hear our prayers.
Lord, we ask that decisions makers hear Your voice. Parents protecting their families. Church leaders as they support and comfort people. And Lord we ask for wise actions from global leaders - who have the power not only to start wars, but to stop them too.
And Father God we cry out for an end to this crisis. For mercy, peace, and truth – because You are light, hope, power, and love. Amen.
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Watch the video of Andrew Morley, CEO of World Vision International, on the Romania / Ukraine border.