On March 29, three-day prayer for responsible and honest elections launched at the initiative of All-Ukrainian Council
On March 29, 2019, the All-Ukrainian Council announces the Day of Common Fast and Prayer for the future of Ukraine and for the responsible election of the President. The All-Ukrainian Council calls on all the Churches and active Christians to join the three-day prayer.
“March 29 is to be spent in fasting and joint prayer for the future of Ukraine as a powerful, independent, democratic and Christian state.
March 30 - Spiritually stay in prayer with the heads of churches and religious organizations of Ukraine.
March 31 - We ask all churches in Ukraine to pray for the blessings of the presidential elections in Ukraine, God’s protection, wisdom for the people, peace and unity of our country.
Today we see that Ukrainian society is constantly exposed to the pressure and attacks of various destructive and anti-Christian forces who want to ruin the foundations of statehood, the spiritual and moral principles of our people. That is why it is now important for Christians to be united in fasting and prayer for the blessing of the Lord for the election of the President, which will ensure protection of the country from external aggression, internal destabilization, and make it all dependent on Ukraine’s development on the foundation of eternal Gospel values ,” says the address of the All-Ukrainian Council.
RISU note: Initiators of the establishment of the All-Ukrainian Council were Evangelical churches, well-known religious and public figures. The Spiritual Board of the All-Ukrainian Council includes the chairman of the Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Ukraine, Senior Bishop of the Ukrainian Church of the Evangelical Christians Mykhailo Panochko, Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Union of Churches of Evangelical Christian Baptists Valeriy Antoniuk, Senior Bishop of the Ukrainian Free Church of Evangelical Christians Vasyl Raichyets, Ukrainian Christian Church “New Generation” Andriy Tyshchenko, Bishop of the Council of Independent Evangelical Churches of Ukraine Anatoliy Kalyuzhny and other religious organizations. The coordinator of the All-Ukrainian Council is Oleksandr Turchynov.
The All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations also came up with an initiative supported by the President of Ukraine to proclaim on March 30 the National Prayer for the honest and responsible election of the future President. On this day, a joint prayer of heads of churches and religious organizations will take place in the center of Kyiv on St Volodymyr’s Hill.