A prayer for Ukraine

The Joint Public Issues Team has released a prayer for Ukraine. We have also gathered links to other resources that might help you and your congregation as we pray and seek peace together.

God of all,

with alarm and concern we bring before you
the military intervention in Ukraine.

In a world you made for peace and flourishing,
we lament the use of armed force.

We mourn every casualty of this conflict,
every precious life extinguished by war.
We pray comfort for those who grieve
and those who are fearful.

Hear our longing that leaders and nations
will honour the worth of all people
by having the courage
to resolve conflict through dialogue.

May all our human failings be transformed
by your wonderful grace and goodness.

We ask this in the name of Christ,
the author of peace and sustainer of Creation.


24 February 2022: A prayer from the Joint Public Issues Team.
The text may be shared and reproduced for non-monetised purposes. For all other uses, contact enquiries@jointpublicissues.org.uk

This prayer in other formats:

Facebook and Twitter images [.zip]
Instagram [.zip]
Powerpoint [.ppt]
Image slides for worship [.zip]

Other resources:

A liturgy for peace (Communion of Protestant Churches in Europe) featuring prayers from the Orthodox Church in Ukraine and the Lutheran Church of Russia
Peacemaking: A Christian Vocation (report by JPIT)
A prayer for peace in Ukraine (Methodist Church)
A prayer for Ukraine (Inderjit Bhogal, Fellowship of Reconciliation)
A prayer for Ukraine (Church of Scotland)


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