Ukraine and Russia

A candle burns on the high altar in St Mary’s Kidlington for the people of Ukraine and for justice and peace in our world. There is a prayer station with space to light your own candle, write your own prayer and take away a small cross. Please join the nation in prayer in whichever way is right for you.

God of peace and justice,
we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. 
We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. 
We pray for those with power over war or peace,
for wisdom, discernment and compassion
to guide their decisions.
Above all, we pray for all your precious children, 
at-risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.
We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Whilst we will continue to offer our support in prayer, we are also now looking at practical ways of offering help. Further information can be found in our special section Support for Ukraine.

The Diocesan website has further thoughts on a Christian response to the war, see https://oxford.anglican.org/make-a-difference-in-ukraine.php