We share this prayer for Ukraine by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York
God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
We pray for those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,
that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen
We join in prayer for peace across our world
Author of all peace who through your son reconciled us to yourself, we pray for peace in our world at a time of heightened tensions.
We pray for our governments and political leaders – for wise counsel and sound initiative to defuse tension
for diplomats – that they may have space to negotiate for the people of Ukraine – that their close ties with the people of Russia and other neighbours will remain strong even in the face of military threat.
We pray that all governments commit time to dialogue and understanding, respect the will and freedom of all peoples, invest in welfare and alleviation of poverty and reject militarism and the threat of violence.
May Christ’s teaching and example be our inspiration, may hearts and minds be changed, and may you Holy Spirit be at work transforming each of us day by day,
Through your everlasting grace and mercy. Amen
The Methodist Church
We share this prayer by Rachael Adams of Tearfund for these uncertain times
Please be close to us in this time of waiting and uncertainty. We cast our fears on you: comfort us, sustain us and guide us. Help us to look outside ourselves and draw strength from you to support others. We pray for protection for people around the world – especially those living in poverty – from coronavirus, and from this new strain, Omicron. As countries tighten restrictions to help slow the spread, we pray for provision of food, shelter and healthcare for people who do not have a safety net to fall back on.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen
During this time of pandemic we pray the Church of England prayer to remember before God those who have diedGracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
The Mary Sumner Prayer
Perfect for all seasons and situations:All this day, O Lord, let me touch as many lives as possible for thee; and every life I touch, do thou by thy spirit quicken, whether through the word I speak, the prayer I breathe, or the life I live. Amen.