Peace for Ukraine & Russia

Do you know about the peace-making initiative in Ukraine?

The luminous Nazarene (Albert Einstein’s label for Jesus), taught his early followers to be peace developers. And the teachings of Jesus never fade with the times—they are eternal teachings for eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Today, in Europe and Asia, the Church is practicing the Way of Jesus—peace-developing. The hands and feet of the luminous, eternal Lord are fostering conversations and initiatives to bring healing and reconciliation amidst the destructive conflicts between Ukraine and Russia.

Two weeks ago, I was with one of the leaders involved in the peace-making in Ukraine. He was tearful as he described the conflict and his hope for the redemptive work of Jesus. He asked that we be fervent in prayer for this work that God is doing.

By: Sean Mitchell, UWM Chief Advancement Officer

Going Deeper

Let us pray for this work with the prayer Jesus instructed us to pray.  Be encouraged to include Ukraine and Russia as you pray.

Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what’s best–
as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You’re in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You’re ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes.
– Matthew 6: 9-13 (The Message)