For the past couple of years, I’ve been using the Lord’s Prayer as part of a guided prayer time. It’s made me think about specific areas for which I need to pray and made me reflect on how I’m choosing to live my life.
I thought I’d share a prayer for UKraine using the Lord’s Prayer as my guide.
Our Father In Heaven- OUR God and Father- Thank you for being the God of all. We are all a connected- whether we live in the USA, Ukraine, or Russia we are all brothers and sisters. You are the Heavenly Father to all of us who call on your name! You are the God of all.
Hallowed Be Your Name– Lord, I praise your name for being on your throne in heaven. I praise you for your authority over my life and your authority over our entire world.
Thy Kingdom Come– Lord, I know your kingdom is not of this world, but I pray that, through all Christians, the world can see a glimpse of your glorious kingdom, our heavenly home.
Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven– Lord, I pray for the Ukrainian people.
I pray that you intervene in this war as only you can. I pray for miracles to continue to happen. Please change the hearts and minds of the Russian soldiers and leaders so they do not continue this destruction. I pray that President Putin backs down and retreats. I pray for wisdom for President Biden, President Zelensky, and other world leaders. I pray that the Ukrainian people experience your peace during this horrific time.
Ultimately, I for Your Will in this terrible war between Russia and Ukraine.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread– I pray that you give the Ukrainian people the strength they need each day to endure these hardships. I pray that you give the rest of us the strength, wisdom and endurance to keep standing firmly with Ukraine.
Forgive Us Our Debts– I pray for forgiveness for our nation. I pray that we turn to you and change our course where we have wronged you.
As We Forgive Our Debtors– I pray that we, as Christians, do not become paralyzed by our hatred of the evils of Putin, and that we can one day forgive and show the world how your loving grace works in all our lives.
I pray for forgiveness and reconciliation between Ukraine and Russia.
Lead Us Not Into Temptation. Deliver Us From Evil.– Help us to not grow complacent or resentful if/when monetary and material things are difficult because of this battle. Do not let us be tempted to grow weary by higher gas prices or higher costs of goods. Let us not back down in our support when our 401Ks are affected by this conflict.
Keep us safe from evil! Lord, we are hearing of threats of a nuclear war, and we are scared. We ask for your protection from this evil that we are watching be unleashed daily!
Deliver Ukraine from this evil that is attacking them.
For Thine Is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory Forever. Amen!