"Heavenly Father, we know that your heart breaks as you watch your creation kill and destroy each other. We know that you did not design the world to operate this way and that it greaves your heart each time a human being’s life is taken.
Father, would you step in and intervene? Would you give wisdom to the other global leaders to help deescalate this situation? Would you change the hearts of the leadership of Russia to end this assault? Would you protect the people of the Ukraine and provide for them as they wrestle to survive this terrible conflict? We invite your strong presence to surround the Ukraine and sweep across Russia.
Let your love replace hatred.
Let your peace replace violence.
And in turn, search our hearts...if there is any evil or wicked way in us - where we hold the violence of unforgiveness against our brother or sister, please forgive us. May we model in our relationships what we wish to see in our world. Help us to be the change we want to see.