Praying for Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Pray for Peace

Follow the P.R.A.Y. model, based on the Lord’s prayer.

Praise / Repent / Ask / Yield

Praise

Read Psalm 2 and Acts 4:23-31

Praise God for who He is and what He has done.

Repent

Read Psalm 95

Ask God to forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.

Ask

Read Psalms 27 and 62

Ask for…

· The Lord to defeat evil (Psalm 3)

· The Lord to defend the weak (Psalm 68:1-6)

· The Lord to protect and empower His church (Psalm 23, Acts 4:23-31)

· The gospel to go forth through open doors (Colossians 4:2-4)

· Rulers and leaders to fear God and to be saved, coming to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:1-6)

· Truth to be discerned from lies (Psalm 12)

· Displaced peoples to find refuge (Psalm 146)

· Hurting and grieving people to find comfort (Psalm 61)

· Peace in Ukraine, Russia, and on earth (Psalm 122:6, Isaiah 9:1-7)

· Other…

Yield

Read Psalms 46 and 56

Ask for God’s will to be done and His purposes to be fulfilled

Rest in His faithful love

 

 

Here are some great resources and specific prayer requests:

A Ukrainian pastor and friend writes:
“I am a citizen of Ukraine and the Kingdom of God, I feel pain and anger, like anyone born on this earth. But as one reborn in Christ and His Kingdom, I am full of peace, confidence, God’s power, courage, joy, love and hope because Jesus has already overcome! Christ brought His eternal Kingdom to this earth, and it fills this whole earth through our preaching of the Gospel, with the power of God. This Unshakable Kingdom has come, wins and will win, but not with swords and missiles, but with love and truth. I understand my duty to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth and will do so until my last breath. It is an honor and a joy to live freely, never afraid of anyone! My anger and desire for judgment on the wicked, I give to my Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Best Judge and Avenger.
Therefore, in the midst of pain, suffering and tears, I zealously proclaim the Good News: Jesus died to pay 100% for all our iniquities and sins, and then was resurrected, conquering death, so that we would be resurrected right here on earth for eternity and not be afraid of death. Every believer becomes a citizen of the Great Empire of Heaven, because Jesus is the only worthy Emperor and King of all kings!”

  • Pray for those seeking to be reunited with their families and for those who need to escape.
  • Pray for pastors most whom are staying to serve their flocks.
  • Pray for the young men defending their country and pray for the young men who are invading it, many of whom have no idea of the evil they are perpetrating.
  • Pray for the Slavic churches in America and abroad most of which, like our church, consist of Ukrainian and Russian members.

Mohler is good on helping us to understand some Russian history and to think of world events from a Christian worldview. There are a lot of voices out there suggesting ways to think about all this, and we must continue to think biblically. Below are some links to his recent “briefings” on this issue.

https://albertmohler.com/2022/02/23/briefing-2-23-22

Whole episode.

https://albertmohler.com/2022/02/21/briefing-2-21-22

Part 1.

https://albertmohler.com/2022/02/15/briefing-2-15-22

Parts 1 & 2.

https://albertmohler.com/2022/02/09/briefing-2-9-22

Whole episode.

 

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-698210

Rosenberg is so solid on these kinds of things.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/february/ukraine-russia-churches-donetsk-luhansk-putin-independence.html

See the notes at the end of this article on what pastors in Ukraine were preaching this past Sunday. Allow the Lord to grow your heart for the believers there.

https://send.org/story/hh_pray_for_ukraine

Good prayer guide.

https://davidjeremiah.blog/what-does-the-bible-say-about-modern-russia/

I agree with Dr. Jeremiah’s interpretation of Ezekiel 38, even his timing of this great war just before tribulation (my preference) or at beginning of it.

 

I hope this is helpful to you – an honor to serve our great King with you – I know from Psalm 2 how Jesus is thinking about these current events – “blessed are all who take refuge in Him”

Pastor Mike

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Praying for Ukraine

March 3, 2022