Prayer for Ukraine

The news, as you’d expect, is full of war in Ukraine. I don’t even know fully what to make of it in truth. Don’t get me wrong – I understand the essential issues at play – but really, what does one make of it?

Nevertheless, we should be praying for Ukraine. Particularly for brothers and sisters there. And if we don’t know what to pray, Psalm 46 seems a good place to start:

God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble.
Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas,
though its water roars and foams
and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah

There is a river—
its streams delight the city of God,
the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
God is within her; she will not be toppled.
God will help her when the morning dawns.
Nations rage, kingdoms topple;
the earth melts when he lifts his voice.
The Lord of Armies is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah

Come, see the works of the Lord,
who brings devastation on the earth.
He makes wars cease throughout the earth.
He shatters bows and cuts spears to pieces;
he sets wagons ablaze.
10 “Stop fighting, and know that I am God,
exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”
11 The Lord of Armies is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah

Let’s continue praying for our brothers and sisters in that region. And, if you want another simple prayer to pray, you can do worse than look at this – shared by Ed Creedy – from an ancient Christian text.