A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice,
We pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Prayer bullet points 

  • Pray for civilians, that the Lord would spare their lives
  • Pray for soldiers who are defending the Ukrainian land
  • Pray for Christians that they would make wise and God-honouring decisions in extreme situations
  • Pray for comfort and peace for mothers who are caring for children while their husbands are drafted
  • Pray for safe evacuation for those who decide to move
  • Pray for the elderly who decide to stay
  • Pray for basic physical needs, for food, water, gas, heat, baby foods
  • Pray for the Mission Possible team in Odessa 

"Call on me in a day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will honour me." Psalm 50:15