Lament & Hope: Prayers for Peace and Justice

A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

February 24, 2022 Jon Swales
Lament & Hope: Prayers for Peace and Justice
A Prayer for Peace in Ukraine
Show Notes

Father of Creation,

God of Peace,

Our hearts are heavy,

Our souls are sad,

As we here the news,

Of war.


Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


Father of Creation,

God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

The anxiety we feel,

Is nothing compared to that which,

People like us,

Must feel within Ukraine


Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy


So we plead for peace,

In the name of him who said blessed are the peacemakers.


And so we beg for mercy,

In the name of him who said blessed are the peacemakers


We lift up to you the people of Ukraine,

For Men, Women and children

For those locked down at home,

For those fleeing in fear

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


We lift up to you the Church in Russia,

May it raise up its prophetic voice,

To proclaim ‘Lay down the Sword’


We lift up to you the Church in Russia,

May it raise up its prophetic voice,

To say ‘Take up the cross’


Blessed are the peacemakers.

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


We lift up to you the church in Ukraine,

May it raise up a prophetic voice,

To comfort those who mourn.


We lift up to you the church in Ukraine,

May it look and love like Jesus,

To comfort those who mourn.


Blessed are the peacemakers.

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


Father of Creation,

God of the Nations,

Bring down the beast of militarism which brings destruction and desolation,

Silence the warmongers who add fuel to the fires of this  conflict,


Father of Creation,

God of Peace,

We pray for world leaders,

That you would give them courage and wisdom,

To enact love and embrace justice

To stand strong with peaceable hearts

Against bullies and despots

Who sanction carnage

And command conflict 


Blessed are the peacemakers.

Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy 


Father of Creation

God of Justice,

We pray for the cessation of war,

And the flourishing of peace,


Blessed are the peacemakers,

Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


God, our refuge and strength,

bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end,

that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Amen