5 Ways You Can Pray for Ukraine

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So many of us are heartbroken over the events happening in Ukraine. If you need direction on how you can pray more deeply for this conflict then you’ve come to the right place. On Sunday, my pastor gave five specific ways to pray and I wanted to share them, along with a few personal thoughts on each.

1) The protection of civilians and those caught in conflict.

One of the things that I love about the Bible is that it is a story framed around a nation, Israel. But at the heart, its larger teaching is about individuals. People matter to God and that is why this conflict should be important to Christians everywhere. Men, women, moms, dads, children, grandparents are all affected by this conflict.

Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT – So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.

2) Protection for Ukrainians fleeing, especially women and children, to find safe refuge.

All through Scripture we see people being pushed out of their homes because of persecution. David was on the run for 12 years from Saul and his armies and the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years to escape bondage before finding the promised land God gave them. Even Jesus and his parents had to flee from Bethlehem to find safety from King Herod. What we know from all these stories is that God brings protection to his people.

Matthew 2:13 NLT – After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.

3) Conviction for Russian leadership to seek peace & prioritize human lives.

Through these events, it has weighed heavy on my heart to pray for the salvation of the leaders in power, specifically Putin. We can’t know their spiritual state, but we can pray that their lives would be given over to the Lord and that they would be filled with God’s Spirit and holy conviction. If this seems impossible to you, then remember the story of Jonah…

Jonah 3:6 NLT – When the king of Nineveh heard what Jonah was saying, he stepped down from his throne and took off his royal robes. He dressed himself in burlap and sat on a heap of ashes.

4) Resolve & Unity among other nations to support those caught in this conflict.

I recently saw a powerful video that believers in Ukraine shared. Let us consider the words of the song they are singing, “everyone needs compassion,” “let mercy fall on me,” “the kindness of a Savior, the Hope of nations.” I pray this message of hope in Christ compels other nations to show compassion and mercy in support of those being persecuted by this conflict. 

Romans 15:9 NLT – He also came so that the Gentiles might give glory to God for his mercies to them. That is what the psalmist meant when he wrote: “For this, I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing praises to your name.

5) Mobilization of the Global Church to respond in intercession, generosity, & advocacy.

It would be easy to bury our heads in the sand and say, “Not my battle, not my issue.” But when the Church is being afflicted in one country, it becomes our issue, and it becomes our battle. Imagine if your family member was a resident of that country. Friends, this is the Church. Our family in Christ is needy for our intercession, generosity, and advocacy. If we can do nothing else, let us pray fervently for this conflict. 

Acts 4:32 NLT – All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.


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Steven R. Lack
Steven R. Lack
March 4, 2022 2:21 pm

Gracious Heavenly Father rain your blessings down on Way Nation for their dedication to serving you and spreading your Word to as many people as possible. Father please put a hedge of protection around the innocent people in Ukraine and keep your hand of protection on the people trying to escape the war. I pray dear Lord that you put peace in the hearts of all the world leaders so they can have love for all mankind. I ask this in the precious name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Grace
Grace
Reply to  Steven R. Lack
March 4, 2022 10:51 pm

Yours was my favorite prayer. Please Dear God put peace and love,as Jesus loved into the hearts of the world leaders and protect all those in danger. Please make the war end now. Amen

Terisa Elliott
Terisa Elliott
March 4, 2022 1:32 pm

Thank you for sharing these specific ways to pray.

Carol Deeb
Carol Deeb
March 4, 2022 1:26 pm

This is good I want to share on my Facebook

Teresa Melton
Teresa Melton
March 4, 2022 1:27 pm

My prayers go out for protection and healing for each and everyone. I also am asking for prayers over my family and myself for healing and finances thanks in advance

Leslie Miller
Leslie Miller
March 4, 2022 1:29 pm

This really helped me to be specific in my prayers for the Ukrainians. Thank you Pastor Chad!

Tom Bridjette
Tom Bridjette
March 4, 2022 1:30 pm

Adoration to You Jesus. King of kings.

Carol Blair
Carol Blair
March 4, 2022 1:40 pm

Definitely praying for Ukraine each and every day and continually! I give each month & that is all I can do for now! Blessings & Praises to those who can do more🤗 Certainly thankful for them!! God Bless Them All!

Bj
Bj
March 4, 2022 1:41 pm

Wonderful Read ! Share it! May His Truth be Heard like Nineveh ! In turn help us have mercy on the ones we like Jonah do not want God to have mercy on …this is hard to understand .. but God is merciful may we beg for mercy on ALL of us and may those who receive BELIEVE AND BE SAVED everywhere !

Tammy S
Tammy S
March 4, 2022 1:41 pm

Thank you for your wonderful advice and direction on how to pray for those most involved in this conflict, including the Russian leaders, and to remind us this is what we are here for….not to turn the other way, but to lift our voices as one to God to end this horrible war quickly. May God’s Holy name be praised and may we see a rapid end to the death, destruction and suffering. Lift up the arms of those who are on the front lines and who are supplying urgent care to those fleeing with your heartfelt prayers and by… Read more »

Cheryl Masterson
Cheryl Masterson
March 4, 2022 1:54 pm

Thanks for getting involved and talking about things going on that no one can ignore anymore. Most of us believe that these are events leading to the end times and we all need to accept it and discuss it together.

Crystal
Crystal
March 14, 2022 4:56 pm

Thanks be to Jesus that we have a righteous and faithful King and Savior! Please Father God rescue people and by the power of your Holy Spirit draw your people out of this war and make them desperate for you. Give them peace and wrap your loving arms around them. Help them to persevere and provide everything they need spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically in Jesus name. Amen

William A Anderson
William A Anderson
March 4, 2022 4:41 pm

It all seems so overwhelming, thanks for reminding us that this is where God reminds us that “He’s here for us” when we feel helpless on our own.

Dianne Lavenson
Dianne Lavenson
March 4, 2022 7:58 pm

Thank you so much for praying and giving us guidance for this country!

Deb Beck
Deb Beck
March 4, 2022 10:23 pm

Praying for Russian leader to have a change of heart. Praying for families to have protection. Praying for miracles that God can do.

Barry Robert Ginsberg
March 5, 2022 8:57 pm

Cry out mercy on Ukraine invasion praying

Elaine
Elaine
March 8, 2022 8:18 am

GOD is on the throne and in control. His mercy is new every morning.I pray for mercy and GOD’S blessings for the Ukrainian people. And for Russia to cease fire and realize how wrong they are. I also pray for the salvation of all these people that don’t know JESUS on both sides. Prayer is power. There is power in the name of JESUS. I pray 🙏 this in JESUS Name.

Karin
Karin
March 9, 2022 7:00 am

Where can we donate to help these people?

Terry Thacker
Terry Thacker
March 31, 2022 10:20 am

Terry thacker. Prayers. Pleading the blood. Jesus
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William A Anderson
William A Anderson
March 4, 2022 4:37 pm
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ELAINE MITCHUM
March 6, 2022 10:52 pm

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