A national prayer for Ukraine

#WePrayForUkraine

St Mary’s are joining joining churches and faith organisations in towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, in an act of witness, to pray, and to light candles for an end to the conflict in Ukraine and to remember all those affected by the terrible impacts of the war.

Christian Aid and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) have released an official prayer for everyone to join together and pray for the Ukraine.

A prayer for Ukraine

God of all peoples and nations,
Who created all things alive and breathing,
United and whole,
Show uis the way of peace that is your overwhelming presence.
We hold before you the peoples of Ukraine and Russia,
Every child and every adult.
We long for the time
When weapons of war are beaten into ploughshares
When nations no longer lift up sword against nation.
We cry out to you for peace;
Protect those who only desire and deserve to live in security and safety
Comofort those who fear for the lives and the lives of their loved ones
Be with those hwo are bereaved.
Change the hearts of those set on violence and aggression
And fill leaders with the wisdom that leads to peace.
Kindle again in us a love of our neighbour,
And a passion for justice to prevail
and a renewed recognition that we will all play a part in peace.
Creator of all hear our prayer
And bring us peace. Make us whole. Amen.