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Prayers and Support for Ukraine

March 21, 2022

    As we continue to experience great anxiety and concern due to the crisis in Ukraine, it is a time to pray, and to support those who are suffering as a result of this crisis.

    We encourage you to pray with us by participating in worship, either in person or online, on Sundays and throughout the week, including The Well on Wednesday evenings. Our Chapel is also open for prayer 24 hours a day. View the complete worship schedule here »

    Our global partner, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD), is working to meet immediate needs, including cash, blankets, hygiene supplies, and other assistance to Ukrainian families. You can support their critical work by donating to ERD here »

    Prayer for Peace
    Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP 815)

    O Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.

    More from the Book of Common Prayer:

    For the Human Family
    O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 815)

    For Peace Among the Nations
    Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (BCP 816)

    For our Enemies
    O God, the Father of all, whose Son commanded us to love our enemies: Lead them and us from prejudice to truth: deliver them and us from hatred, cruelty, and revenge; and in your good time enable us all to stand reconciled before you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (BCP 816)