You’ve seen the news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and I hope have felt the call to prayer for peace in that region of the world. So many people are affected, even WPC members from Russia who have relatives in Ukraine. One person messaged me last week:
Prayers please. Talking to my cousins, they are in suburbs of Kiev, they are ok, but bombing is going on all around them. She says it’s the strangest, wildest fear they have ever felt – two cousins, their spouses, their boys and parents.”
“We have been watching TV all last night and all day today and praying for my family in Ukraine who are currently sitting in a bombing shelter…It feels surreal but we just have to rely on God’s love and protection because there is nothing left …”
In days like these, we pray for those on both sides who are caught in the power struggles of tyrannical leadership, and we especially pray for the churches in those areas: their safety and opportunities to show grace and love.
The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked advance against me to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.