The news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has shocked and saddened the international community. As we watch news updates, videos, and images; listen to world leaders, politicians and political commentators; and perhaps most poignantly, hear the stories and fears of the Ukrainian people, we sense the magnitude and potential implications of this particular conflict.
We are so aware that there are many places around the world that live with daily tensions, war, and the threat of war, and we include these in our praying, but the events of the last 24-36 hours seem so alien to the relative stability experienced in Europe in recent decades. And so, we join our prayers for Ukraine with the prayers of the Church around the world.
Our Nazarene Regional Director, Jim Ritchie has shared a message and invitation to the churches across Europe and Asia, asking us to pray for both Ukraine and Russia, and for the Church in both places. I've attached his message to this email, and add our encouragement to respond with intercession and prayer. Thank you to those who were praying in this direction this morning at our early morning prayer time.
However, in addition, I would like to invite you to some specific times of prayer together on ZOOM and in person over the weekend. This evening and tomorrow evening we will host a 1-hour prayer time on ZOOM. You can come online for the whole time or drop in at any point during the following times...
Friday 25 February, 6-7pm
Saturday 26 February, 8-9pm
Here are the details for both these ZOOM prayer times.
Meeting ID: 363 279 0408
On top of these online prayer times, we will create space after the morning service on Sunday for any who are able to stay and pray together.
I hope you'll be able to join us at one of these prayer times as we call on the Lord together.
Grace and Peace
In addition to the attachments, the Eurasia office sent out these prayer requests...