The Light of the Gospel for Ukraine and Russia
Updated: Mar 29, 2022
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Dear Lord Jesus,
I come to you today to pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia who have been greatly impacted by the horror and trauma of this terrible war. Jesus, I pray for Your mighty protection and comfort over our dear brothers and sisters in Christ in Ukraine and for everyone who has yet to repent of their sins and see the light of the gospel - and be given eternal life in You.
I also pray for all the children who are seeing things their eyes should never see. Lord, as a great King and Healer, may You protect them, guard them, and shield their eyes, ears, minds, and imaginations to the horrific realities of war. By whatever means You choose to display Your grace, may You send mighty angels, loving parents, good samaritans, the direct work of Your Holy Spirit, or believers in Christ to help shield the children and keep them out of harm’s way. I pray for You to pour out Your abundant grace to cover and protect all the children in this war. And may You give the grace to reunite lost children to their parents. May You safely guide them back into their loving arms, as You carry them all in the palm of Your hand - where no one can snatch them out. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand (John 10:27-28).
Lord, no matter how dark and hopeless this war becomes here on earth, I beg for Your mercy on the behalf of those who still need You for eternal life - to shine a glorious light and bring a miraculous hope that is above and beyond this dark and evil world, one that is eternal. Through the darkness of this war, may the light of the gospel shine even brighter and spread even farther to bring comfort and internal peace to those who are in Christ, as well as a glorious newfound hope to those who still need the way, the Truth, and the life - Jesus Christ, who is Lord to all in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and Savior to all who believe and put their trust in Him. The greatest act of mercy You perform is giving the gift of faith by Your amazing grace. I pray for Your mercy and for the miracle of salvation through Christ to be working its way through this terrible war, embracing the souls that You sovereignly choose, all in Your perfect ways and impeccable timing.
In the midst of hell on earth, may You give our brothers and sisters the courage they need as they hang on to the eternal hope in You. Lord if it is your will, I pray that You protect and shield our dear brothers and sisters from physical harm, give them relief, healing, comfort, and guard them from suffering even more loss than they already have. May You guard their hearts and minds in You, Jesus. And may they keep their eyes on You. You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock (Isaiah 26:3-4).
I pray for Your divine sovereignty to bring a supernatural peace to our brothers and sisters, knowing that You, Lord, are in total control. May You give them the supernatural grace and the fearlessness to continue to spread the light of the gospel into the lives of those who still need You. Lord, I ask that You give them courage, strength, and hope to continue trusting in You through this darkness and despair, clinging to Jesus and never letting go – their blessed and glorious hope of pure truth, joy, peace, love, and eternal life. Lord, please bring an end to this war soon, if this is Your will. And if it is, I pray that Your will be done!!
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 evildoers assail me
to eat up my flesh,
my adversaries and foes,
it is they who stumble and fall
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life, (Psalm 27:1-4).
All glory belongs to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ Name I pray amen.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world (John 16:33).
For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. Ephesians 2:14
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love. 2 John 1:3
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8