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Special Prayer: War in the Ukraine

Russia has invaded Ukraine, launching attacks early on the morning of February 24, 2022. Many lives have already been lost, and we’re gravely concerned for all of the people affected. Resonate Global Mission and our ministry partners have been working in Ukraine for years and we ask you to join us in praying.

Prayer Requests
  • Pray for the people of Ukraine. Many people are fleeing their homes in search of safety and grieving the loss of loved ones and homes. Ask God for protection, comfort, and healing.
  • Resonate missionaries George and Sarah de Vuyst and their family are safe in the United States, where George has been working to introduce the Healing Hearts Transforming Nations ministry in North America. They are very worried about their friends and ministry partners in Ukraine. Please pray for God’s presence and comfort for their family.
  • Pray for Resonate ministry partners in Ukraine. Resonate missionary George de Vuyst has been in touch with them. So far, all are safe—but many live near the border where Russia invaded and the attacks are concentrated. Please pray for continued safety and protection.
  • Pray for the community at LCC International University, a Resonate partner in Lithuania where many Resonate missionaries serve. Many students are from Ukraine and are afraid for their families. University alumni also live in Ukraine, and Resonate missionaries ask you to pray for safety and protection for these former students who they’ve taught, mentored, and supported.
  • Pray for the global community’s response to this war and for our world’s leaders. Ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in how to respond.
  • Reframe Ministries, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church and one of Resonate’s ministry partners, also works in Ukraine. So far, all of their staff members, ministry leaders, and families are safe. Pray for continued protection for ReFrame Ministries.
  • Above all, pray for violence to cease and for God's peace to reign.

This prayer was written by a Resonate missionary in Ukraine, Rev. George de Vuyst. 

Heavenly Father, we come to you with heavy hearts as we see movements toward war in Ukraine. We pray that you would be merciful on the people of Ukraine and Russia and prevent this war. Grant wisdom to world leaders to effectively stop evil. Allow for the truth to be known, for lies to be shown for what they are, and for evil-doers to be thwarted.

Lord, we pray for those who have already lost loved ones, homes, and livelihoods. Comfort and provide for the needs of those who have been displaced.  Lord, we ask for mercy and we seek justice. We pray that you would be at worked in both.

We pray for the day when all wars will cease and when your peaceful reign will come fully. But in the meantime, we pray that you would use us to facilitate the coming of your kingdom here and now. 

Help us to take action to bring peace, to care for the victims of war, and to work for justice. Help us to live according to the principles of your Kingdom today, and to remain faithful until your Kingdom comes fully at your return. Grant courage to your church in Russia, in Ukraine, and here to speak truth to power and to prophetically proclaim the truths of your Kingdom as well as the day of grace that still remains for those who repent.  

Lord, we pray for Vladimir Putin. We pray that you would change his heart and work your miracle of salvation in his life. If he continues in his wicked ways, we pray that you would restrain his evil and have mercy on those who suffer because of it.

In all these things, we trust you, because you are our loving Father. We ask that you would keep us faithful by the power of your Spirit and that you would be with your church in Ukraine—that in times of war it would faithfully follow you and represent you before the nations. 

Heal the wounds, we pray, both physical and the wounds of the heart. Reconcile the nations with you and with each other by the power of the cross of our reigning Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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