Join us in praying for all those affected by this war in Ukraine as we pray for an immediate end to this violent incursion, for a restraint against domineering leadership, and a turn from war toward peace and justice.
We add to our prayers those also affected by war in places in Asia, Africa, and South America. We know that God hears the cries of the innocent sufferers––especially those of women and children, who are most often among the greatest victims of violence and war.
We join in their prayers and agonies.
We have a God who, through Jesus Christ, knows the atrocities of war and suffering. Lord Jesus, Servant and Master, Bringer of Peace and Reconciliation, we cry out to you to arrest this violence and destruction, to bring this war to a just end, and for your protection for all innocent victims and everyone directly involved in military action, in Ukraine and in Russia.
Lord, in your mercy.