A prayer for all those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

As we approach the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, we share a prayer for all those affected by the ongoing conflict by Revd Tuomas Mäkipää, Chaplain of St Nicholas, Helsinki. 

The chaplaincy at St Nicholas is one of many that has pooled its resources to help ease the suffering of those refugees having to flee their homes because of the conflict in Ukraine, and supports The Vallila Help Centre in its work. 

Please continue praying for Ukrainian refugees by praying the words below, or watch on the Diocese in Europe YouTube channel.  
Give wisdom to the leaders of the nations, 
that they may be a force for good on the earth. 
Sustain the anxious and fearful and renew them with courage from on high, 
Comfort all worried families whose loved ones are in danger,
surround them with your love protect them from all harm. 
Be with the sick and wounded, 
Stand by all prisoners and captives,  
let your mercy be shown to all and your power to heal and save. 
In Christ Jesus your son, our Lord,