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 pray for Sudan
God whose compassion knows no bounds,
we cry out to you on behalf of those suffering
because of the desperate situation in Sudan.
Send help to those wounded in the conflict, we pray.
Rescue those trapped without provisions, we pray.
Bring good sense to those in power
and reconciliation between factions, we pray.
In the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen
We pray for Rwanda
Merciful God, hear our prayers
for all affected by flash floods and landslides in Rwanda:
for practical provision
where homes and crops have been lost;
for medical relief for the injured,
unable to access damaged health centres;
for a fresh water supply
where treatment plants have been flooded.
Merciful God, hear our prayers.
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.