I’ve been asked that question several times today. Here’s something:
Pray the Russians repent and turn to God. Pray their planes don’t fly, their tanks don’t drive and their guns misfire and that they turn away from following that minion of Satan that they follow, and that he, like Nebuchadzer finally did, turns to God.
Pray that Ukrainian leaders are filled with wisdom from above and courage like Daniel and the boys, and that they have victory and give glory to God who alone is worthy! Pray for this baby who was born in a Kyiv subway station tonight:
Pray for the brothers who lead the churches to stand in the strength of God and lead their people in the power of God Almighty to help one another.
Pray that we love as Jesus commanded: 1st God then neighbor then one another…
This evening Ukraine time the first funds were taken from the bank. Thanks be to God!
For 20 years we have been working with the Christian Camp Stream of Love. The last couple of days I’ve dreamed about refugee being cared for in this camp. It has good facilities to care for, I don’t know… a couple of hundred? Dining hall, showers, beds, everything. It’s a camp/conference center.
This afternoon I learned that my dear brother Sergie is housing people who are fleeing the war.
The funds that were taken out tonight will be going to feed those folks. Thanks be to God for provision!
“Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” (Psalm 34:9-10 ESV)
My heart is heavy as I read and watch the news. This morning as I read the Psalms I have prayed so many of those words over you.
As you are attacked, as you shelter in basements, as you hear the air raid sirens, know that God is beside you. He will give you strength for today.
There is so much in the Bible that I could write to you, but I think these words of Paul expresses my heart for you…
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” Philippians 1:3-11 ESV
Even as the attack rages, HE IS WITH YOU!
Remind yourself that God is with you.
Dear other friends who care, please pray for Ukraine.