Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours my dear friend. And may the Lord add a special blessing to your day!
What’s happening in the Ukraine is something that is an atrocity to all humanity. People are losing their lives, property, families displaced, and freedom. While many of us here in America have felt the loss of lives, property, and employment due to Covid and gentrification. We still have our freedom, so far, in this democracy and some semblance of peace. The people of the Ukraine are desperately looking for hope and a peaceful resolution. This prayer is for them and the rest of our world.
Lord God, not every region on earth is the same. In some areas, war is all they have ever known. Their lives and families have been torn apart by the evil ravages of war. Lord, I pray that You intervene by Your mighty power. Please grant understanding where there is none. Break the backs of those who are hostile and hungry for power. Thwart the plans of the murderous and tyrannical, for You care for all people. Lord, we know that You are the giver of all good things, including times of peace. Yet, even amid peaceful times, some seek to cause upheaval and war on the Earth. Therefore, we ask that You allow the peace on Earth to endure through the schemes of these wicked people. Give us hope in the establishment of Your kingdom. Let Your peace that surpasses all understanding keep all the earth in Christ Jesus we pray. Amen.
Now, may the grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the sweet communion of the Holy Spirit rest, rule, and abide with you now henceforth and forevermore until we meet again. Blessings and Peace!