Pray for Ukraine

Join us in praying for the people of Ukraine during this heart-wrenching war. Please pray for: 

  • Strength and protection for the Church in Ukraine and missionaries as they minister amid danger and upheaval.
  • The Lord’s comfort for all those in fear.
  • Ukrainians to place trust in the Lord, that the war leads to permanent changes in hearts and lives.
  • Protection of Ukrainians’ hearts from the Enemy’s desire to sow seeds of hatred against Russian people.
  • Order and protection for those who are weak and vulnerable.
  • Safety and provision for Ukrainians refugees who have fled the country and the many who are displaced internally.
  • Humanitarian aid to reach those who need it most.
  • Wise care and resources for churches and ministries in Europe serving a huge influx of refugees from Ukraine.
  • Russian forces to retreat.
  • People of Russia and Belarus to reject war and come to faith in Christ.
  • Leaders: wisdom for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, humility and repentance for Russian President Vladimir Putin, and discernment for world leaders.

Known connections to Rez families:

  • Ema Chester’s aunt and uncle in Romania, Gigel & Mariana Olariu, have taken 85+ Ukrainian refugees into their home and ministry center. Pray for comfort, health, Bibles in Ukrainian, and other resources.
  • Vitaliy Voytenko is from Ukraine and Marissa Voytenko did missions work there. Pray for wisdom and strength as they continue to support church leaders and believers.

Download the above prayer points and prayer liturgy below as a PDF here

Prayer Liturgy for Ukraine

Father God, King of all nations, we cry out to you now for the people of Ukraine. We ask you to rescue those who are vulnerable from the hands of their enemies that they may live without fear before you all their days [Luke 1:74-75].

Kyrie eleison – Lord have mercy.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Lord of lords and Prince of peace, our politicians are predicting the biggest war in Europe since 1945, and we simply cry out to you urgently to write another story in our time. Thwart the dark machinations of evil men. Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to peacemakers seeking an equitable and less violent way. May politicians exercise the wisdom from above, which is peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, and full of mercy [James 3:17].

Kyrie eleison – Lord have mercy.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Holy Spirit, we pray for the church in Ukraine, a nation in which 70% of the population call themselves Christian. Give our many brothers and sisters in that nation courage in this crisis that they may proclaim the good news of your kingdom, bind up broken hearts, and bring comfort to all who mourn. [Isaiah 61:1-2].

Kyrie eleison – Lord have mercy.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

You Lord, make wars cease to the end of the earth; you break bows, shatter spears, and burn shields with fire [Psalm 46:9]. And so we ask you now to save the lives of many people in Ukraine. Make a peace that is strong and not weak. De-escalate this crisis. We hear of wars and rumours of wars (Matt. 24:6], but you Lord are our rock, our fortress and our deliverer. Our hope is in you. And so we address the nations now. In the name of Jesus we say: “Be still and know God! He is exalted among the nations; he shall be exalted in the earth [Psalm 46:10].

Kyrie eleison – Lord have mercy.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

Amen

The above prayer liturgy is also available in PDF format and in Spanish from 24-7 Prayer here.

Support Ukraine through the Anglican Relief and Development Fund.

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