AUCCRO calls for unity and prayer for Ukraine

26 January, 12:52
Interconfessional
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Given the growing risks to disrupt peaceful life in Europe that Russia is provoking through the deployment of its troops near the borders of Ukraine and by continuing its destabilizing aggressive policy towards our state, the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations calls on all believers in Ukraine and in all parts of the world, regardless of religious affiliation, language and nationality, to make special efforts these days to constantly pray for Ukraine and unity in order to be ready to give a consolidated rebuff to the Russian aggressor.

"We are confident that through the power of our common prayer, the Almighty Lord will not allow lawlessness to occur and will protect the Ukrainian people from the incursion: he will stop the Russian aggressor and administer his fair justice over the evil that he commits.

We are also confident that with God's help, the Ukrainian people will cope with the current challenge, protect their statehood, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Therefore, we urge you to pray especially for the defenders of Ukraine – men and women, as well as everyone who, through conscientious work, volunteer initiative and responsible citizenship, strengthens the defense capability of our state and contributes to its further democratic progress.

At this time, we must unite to strengthen and develop Ukraine, not succumb to provocations of internal discord, and seek the best management solutions through peaceful dialogue and constructive interaction.

We also urge you to pray for wisdom and courage for the leadership of Ukraine, Ukrainian diplomats and our foreign allies, so that no evil intention of the Russian aggressor is realized and successful.

Let us unite and preserve our faith, peace in our hearts, and confidence that the Almighty is on the side of those who are being wronged, and therefore these trials only strengthen us for victory!" the AUCCRO appeal reads.