“But I trust in you, Lord; I say, You are my God. My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies…”    

Psalm 31

Gracious God, our Great Deliverer, who…

  • is worthy to be praised
  • is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit
  • promises to deliver us from evil schemes

We call upon you to…

  • be our rock and our salvation
  • protect all whose security and safety is threatened by violence and aggression
  • change the hearts and plans of those intent on harm
  • grant wisdom, direction and courage to all leaders who strive for true peace
  • unite your children in a determination to support, through prayer and action, all who suffer from the conflict in Ukraine

Forgive us, Lord, when…

  • we take you and your abundant blessings for granted
  • we doubt your power to overcome evil
  • we are tempted to demonise ordinary people

Help us to remember that…

  • you, Lord, are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end
  • you and you alone can bring peace to our individual lives and to our world

In Jesus name we pray,
Amen