Let Us Pray

A Moment of Darkness (March 18, 2022)

“When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies.” – Numbers 10:9

With the recent and ongoing events of war taking place in Ukraine perpetrated by Russia, our world is in a clear and unmistakable moment of darkness. Some are even suggesting that this moment is so serious that we are on the brink of a third World War.

On Wednesday, President Zelensky of Ukraine addressed the U.S. Congress and exclaimed his desperate need for help to protect his country and the Ukrainian people. In the speech, President Zelensky showed a gut-wrenching video of the devastation that the Russian attacks have had on his country.

In a heartbreaking reveal, the President of Ukraine in his speech made the admission that over 100 Ukrainian children have been killed in the senseless and vile attacks ordered by President Putin of Russia. There is no other way to put it, other than, we are living in a chaotic and dark moment in the history of the world.

President Zelensky is portraying for the world what a profile in courage looks likes. Zelensky remains in the heart of his country, in the capital city of Kyiv, leading his people even in the face of great danger. In a recent statement, Zelensky spoke these courageous and defiant words as the onslaught of Russian attacks continues to intensify, “Our people are unconquerable.”

Many Russians are also in need of prayer. Thousands of Russians protesting Putin’s unjust war have been arrested, more restrictive laws have been passed to silence dissent, and Putin has spoken of a “self-purification” of society from traitors.

Father, we pray that You will bring peace to this situation and that this war may cease. Lord, we pray for President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people to continue to be courageous in this moment of darkness. Father, please change the heart of President Putin, and may he relent of this senseless attack. Lord, help the Russian people to resist their leader’s decisions and to stand up for justice. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.