Published on 24 March 2022
This is a dark and worrying time. We have seen the heart-breaking stories of people fleeing violence, not knowing when they’ll see their loved ones again. It shouldn't be like this. War and poverty should have no place in our world.
Pray with us on Sunday 3 April
You can join this action in the following ways
Join with Christians across the country by reading out the prayer for Ukraine (below) in your service on 3rd April.
Organise a visible act of witness with other local churches at 2pm.
For more information or to let us know that you are taking part please contact our Church & Community Manager, Dave Thomas.
A prayer for Ukraine
God of all peoples and nations,
Who created all things alive and breathing,
United and whole,
Show us 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
Comfort those who fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones
Be with those who 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 all play a part in peace.
Creator of all hear our prayer
And bring us peace. Make us whole.