Prayer for Ukraine
Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us.
Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine,
as they confront foreign aggression and invasion.
Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence,
that they be horrified by their works.
Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen,
and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity and good fortune.
We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land.
Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children, widows and orphans,
the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge,
who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion.
Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity,
and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need.
Bring us together as your children, your creation, and instill in us your strength, wisdom and understanding.
May you be praised and glorified, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.
Celebrating Ukrainian Independence Day on 24th and 26th August
How you can help
Please give a donation & remember those affected in your prayers.
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church together with the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the UK and other Ukrainian organisations have formed a special emergency appeal, details below.
For the Government’s “Homes for Ukraine” scheme visit: https://homesforukraine.campaign.gov.uk/ and the grassroots website: https://www.sanctuaryfoundation.org.uk/ The scheme is for those who know Ukrainians; the potential host names a refugee individual, couple or family that they are willing to accommodate. After that the Government will help “match” refugees with those who are offering homes.
Please also visit https://www.caritasbrentwood.org/ukraine/