Praying for Ukraine

“In light of recent events, please be praying for the people and country of Ukraine. An adjunct professor at Multnomah (and formerly a FT faculty member in the seminary), is from Ukraine. We also have Multnomah students with family connections to Russia and Ukraine. In light of this, we are praying for not only strangers but loved ones of the ones we love. In Romans 12, Paul notes that we, as believers, should “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep” (v. 15). We do this because it is part of what we do and who we are, as Christians. It’s a reflection/outgrowth of our relationship with Jesus extended to not only our brethren but even those who do not know Jesus and/or our enemies. Our friends are weeping and we weep with them. (Personal Reflection from Dr. Derek Chinn, MBS)

Let us Pray

‘Lord God, we pray for Ukraine and her people. We put them before you and ask for mercy and comfort. [Pause and Reflect]

That Russia would relent and stop their invasion and war against the Ukrainian people. We lift up the refugees and all fleeing to find safety. We pray for their well-being and along with those rendering aid to them. [Pause and Reflect]

We ask for mercy on those who remain in Ukraine because they are defending their country, providing support for those around them, and/or are unable or unwilling to leave. [Pause and Reflect]

Please protect your people who are trying to make a difference for the sake of the Gospel and doing what you’ve led them to do. [Pause and Reflect]

We pray the situation will not get further out of hand and draw in others. Please turn the heart of President Putin, and give wisdom to and bless the efforts of the world leaders trying to turn Russia away from this military action. [Pause and Reflect]

Please sustain President Zelenskyy and his efforts to protect and pursue peace for his people. Please allow a diplomatic solution to come quickly and for those trying to minimize casualties and damage. We pray for those in Russia who oppose the war and are being persecuted for their opposition. [Pause and Reflect]

Lord, we recognize that you know what is going on and are in control. We trust your timing and plan and are grieved by what is taking place. Please bring peace to Ukraine.’”  Amen

Reading and praying through Zechariah 9:9-10

The Coming of Zion’s King

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the Riverto the ends of the earth. (NIV)

One thought on “A Prayer for Ukraine Today

  1. Some of us are having a day of fasting and prayer on campus today. We can pray and lament on what we know. God sees it all and we trust him to meet people in their suffering.

    On Tue, Mar 1, 2022, 3:53 PM Development and Justice wrote:

    > Greg W. Burch posted: ” ” >

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