Additional prayer of intercession
In the light of the situation of Russia and Ukraine, the World Day of Prayer International Committee has invited us to prepare an additional prayer of intercession for use throughout the world on 4 March.
Please insert the prayer below at an appropriate point in your service next Friday.
God of the past, the present and the future,
Our thoughts and prayers are with our sisters and brothers in Ukraine and the surrounding countries in their fear and distress
We pray too for all other regions of the world where there is conflict, unrest or oppression.
We pray that
reconciliation will overcome hatred,
peace will conquer war,
hope will replace despair
and that your plans for the world and for us its people will be fulfilled,
God, in your mercy
Hear our prayer.