A prayer for Ukraine on Ash Wednesday
All powerful God
In our powerlessness
We switch off the lights
And sit in solidarity with our siblings
in Ukraine and Russia
We pray protection for our friends,
love for our enemies,
That peace which passes all understanding,
To abide in hearts and minds.
That a passionate, prophetic peace
Would permeate political stalemates,
Halt this invasion,
And disarm the threat of nuclear war.
In this day of dust and ashes
We bring all our fears and hopes
Into the thickening darkness,
Knowing that there, always there,
You are found.