Ukraine Prayers Update 

Written by Stephen Haward Minister at Market Harborough Congregational Church and his daughter who has friend in Russia and Ukraine

Eternal God,
We hold before you this morning the peoples of Ukraine and of Russia.
We pray for those who are in despair today because they see their homeland invaded and those they love in danger.
Bind up their hearts, O God, and give them strength to care for one another.
We pray for those who are in despair today because their children on national service have been placed in the front of the Russian advance. 
Bind up their hearts, O God, and give them certainty in your love. 
We pray for our own and other nations, expressing their concern, but finding it hard to turn that concern into anything that really helps.
Take from us all, O God, any desire to lord it over others, and make us ready to sacrifice what is easy for the sake of what is good, so that your lordship over us might be a witness to the world.
In the name of Jesus the Prince of Peace,
Amen
                                   S Haward and J McColm,25th February 2022