Intercessory prayers for peace in Ukraine

By Charles Câmara

Dear sisters and brothers, once again Europe is facing an armed conflict. Worse still, a war is unfolding between two neighbouring countries, Russia and Ukraine. Not since the Second World War has Europe experienced such horrific situation, which impacts nations far beyond the conflict area. In trust, we turn to our Heavenly Father and pray:

For all those in power in the world, that they work together to end ongoing armed conflicts and wars, as well as tirelessly work to promote peace and reconciliation among all peoples and nations.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For the political leaders of the world, that they refrain from launching new armed conflicts and wars, neither today nor in the future, neither in Europe nor anywhere else on earth.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For those in power in Ukraine and Russia, as well as in international organisations such as the United Nations, the European Union and NATO, that they use all their power to reduce the conflict, and work tirelessly to discern peaceful solutions that benefit all parties through diplomacy and sincere dialogues.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all military leaders and soldiers in their respective countries, that they do not use more force than the situation allows, and that they respect international laws that prohibit use of force against civilian population.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all the spiritual leaders of the world, that they use their abilities to convince the political authorities that God is love and wants all nations and peoples to live in peace, as loving brothers and sisters on this earth.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For all the people who are in the conflict-impacted area of Ukraine, that they experience the solidarity of the world, and that the world generously receives people who have been forced to leave their homes from the horrors of the armed conflict and war.
Lord, hear our prayer.

For religious orders, congregations, missions, institutions and organisations in our church, that we among the younger and older faithful continue to instil Faith in that a peaceful world is possible to accomplish with God’s assistance, Hope in that the Reign of God will be established on earth as it is in heaven, and Love that exists in the people’s hearts will be the driving force to live in peace and harmony with each other.
Lord, hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, we thank you for hearing us and being with us in our anxious moments. Grant us the courage and strength to be Your collaborators to promote peace and mediate reconciliation, everywhere, now and always. In trust we pray, through Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace and Saviour of the world. Amen.

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