I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Blog Russia, Ukraine and Prayer

Right now everyone is concerned about Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Many of us have read requests for prayers for missionaries–some who feel called to stay, some even with families, while others feel called to leave. Both have proved difficult. Leaving is not that easy. Staying means-who-knows-what danger.

Ukraine has been a country that has a high Christian population, While there are many different religions represented, according to a survey by Razumkov Centre in 2018, 71.7% of Ukraine citizens claim to be believers. This includes Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants. Many are not only believers. These persons of faith firmly believe in sharing their faith and have been active in sending missionaries to other countries. 

They follow Matthew 28: 18-20 NKJV.And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “… Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

It is no wonder the evil one wants to shut them down. But as Christians, we have power in Jesus. Let us support Ukrainian Christians and other citizens by getting serious with prayer. Let’s not simply throw a quick word of safety. Let us take time to pray in Jesus’ name for the needs of those who are being attacked. Pray for citizens. Pray for Christians and missionaries. Pray for wisdom and weapons for those fighting. As you pray think and listen to and allow the Holy Spirit to show you how best to pray.

Support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine with prayer. 

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