I would love to share the prayer I said in this morning’s service
Prayer for 2022 March 06
Asking for Strength by the Russian-Ukrainian war
We thank you that we could come together at this meeting in Newbury and be connected with people from many places around.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris his father Collin and with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.
With sadness, we are connected with those brothers and sisters and all families who have to face that horror of war, in the biggest ground offensive in Europe since World War II.
God reminds us we should know this is the right time to listen, the day to be helped and not to be put off but knowing this is a time of challenge to do our work as God’s servants in hard times, tough times, bad times; when several brethren and sister are beaten up, jailed, and mobbed; working hard, working late, working without eating; with pure heart, clear head, steady hand; in gentleness, holiness, and honest love. Let them and us always show the love of Christ and be telling the truth.
Immersed in tears, yet always filled with deep joy; let us join hands with all our brothers and sisters all over the world, enriching each other.
We do ask You God, that your great love will lead us through this troubled sea and that many people may come to see the Lighthouse you build on Your rock. You are the peace in our troubled sea, trusting you will carry all those who put their hope and life in Your Hands.
We are grateful that God has so generously let us in on what He has done for mankind to provide a Saviour. We’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run now into occasional hard times. Furthermore, we refuse to wear masks and play games and are not planning to manoeuvre and manipulate behind the scenes.
We do ask You God that you’ll strengthen us to show others the way to escape these horrors of the world. We remember that the heart is enlarged by Your gospel, we’re proclaiming Jesus Christ, the Master. Let us be worthy messengers, errand runners from Jesus for proclaiming the peace we all should strive for lighting up the darkness as we saw and understood God in the face of Christ, all bright and beautiful.
Today we’ve been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we’re not demoralised even we may not know where to go or what to do best.
While our brothers and sisters in Ukraine are going through the worst, our prayers and thoughts are with them. Please strengthen them and us to make the best out of these horrible situations.
There’s far more in Ukraine and here in Europe than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow, but we do know that You are the One Who allows happening, but also Who has a Plan that shall come into fulfilment. We do know we shall one day have to face the Times due to come. With the knowledge that the things we can’t see now will last forever we ask you that we and all lovers of God may find the hope fulfilled that Your Kingdom may be established and peace be for Your people forever.