Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

Prayers for Peace in Ukraine

A prayer for the Peace of the World

Almighty God,
from whom all thoughts of truth and peace proceed:
kindle, we pray, in the hearts of all, the true love of peace
and guide with your pure and peaceable wisdom
those who take counsel for the nations of the earth
that in tranquillity your kingdom may go forward,
till the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

A Prayer for Ukraine

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 all 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.

Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell

Short passages of Scripture for reading and contemplation

Isaiah 9.1-6; Isaiah 57.15-19; Micah 4.1-5
Psalms 40.14-17; Psalm 72.1-7; Psalm 85.8-13
Philippians 4.6-9; 1 Timothy 2.1-6; James 3.13-18
Matthew 5.43-end; John 14.23-29; John 15.9-17