Prayer for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine, Bishop Cam Venables

Creator God, 
I find myself with millions of others, holding my breath:
hoping that missiles won’t be launched;
that bombs won’t fall,
and bullets won’t be fired;
that bodies won’t be broken,
and lives won’t be shattered;
and that somehow,
in your grace,
other ways forward be found without the collective,
collateral, carnage…
of war.

With millions of others,
I pray for the miracle of a sustainable peace.
For your blessing on sisters and brothers in Ukraine and for all the children not yet orphaned, not yet traumatised, not yet statistics.

Bless the leaders of each side with wisdom, and give them all a vision and a deep longing for peace.

We pray in the name of the one who said, ‘Love one another!’ Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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