A prayer for Ukraine, Russia and peace
O God, it is your will to hold both heaven and earth in a single peace. Let the design of your great love shine on the waste of our wraths and sorrows, and give peace to Ukraine, peace among nations, and peace in our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
As a Church, we have signed up to The Sanctuary Foundation offering support to Ukraine refugees.
A prayer for peace in the Middle East
O God of all justice and peace, we cry out to you in the midst of the pain and trauma of violence and fear which prevails in the Holy Land. Be with those who need you in these days of suffering; we pray for people of all faiths – Jews, Muslims and Christians and for all people of the land.
While we pray to you, O Lord, for an end to violence and the establishment of peace, we also call for you to bring justice and equity to the peoples.
Guide us into your kingdom, where all people are treated with dignity and honour as your children, for to all of us you are our Heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name we pray.
(The Very Revd Canon Richard Sewell, Dean of St George's College Jerusalem)