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Call to prayer from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York: (

As Christians, our response to a crisis must always be rooted in prayer. And so we invite you to join with us in praying most earnestly for an outpouring of the Spirit of God, that the world may once again choose peace, strengthening those international bodies that enable us to work and live together as one humanity inhabiting one world.

We lament with the people of Ukraine, and we pray for the innocent, the frightened and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and family.

We pray for those in Ukraine who suffer grievously, for all who take decisions around the world, and for the people and leaders of Russia too.


I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4 (ESV)


For all whose home
is shop doorway,
railway arch,
overnight hostel,
any temporary 
dwelling place,
for whom winter
is a familiar foe
taking its toll
on weak and frail.
Lord, bring comfort
through cold nights,
somewhere to sleep,
help for the sick;
and bless the saints
who leave the warmth
of their own homes
to do what they can,
support the weak,
feed the hungry,
be your arms
embracing the lost.

©John Birch,


Lord of all compassion
We pray for all of those caught up in the midst of tragedy or disaster.
For those who have lost life and those working to save life
For those who are worried for people they love
For those who will see their loved ones no longer
Lord Have Mercy.
For those in need of the peace that passes all understanding
For all who turn to you in the midst of turmoil
For those who cry out to you in fear and in love
Lord Have Mercy.
For those in confusion and those in despair
For those whose tears are yet to dry
For those in need of your unending love
Lord Have Mercy

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