Prayer in Saint Sophia of Kyiv during the war in Ukraine VIDEO
Lord Jesus Christ, our God,
I pray to You in the thousand-year-old Church of the Holy Wisdom, St Sophia of Kyiv, in front of the icon of Your Most Holy Mother "Invincible Wall," the guardian of Kyiv and our people.
We place our hope not only in weapons, but also in You, Almighty God.
Give Ukraine, Europe and the whole world real peace, wisdom and strength to stop evil and war.
Give rest to all the defenders of our country and our people, and on all the civilians who perished – children, women and men, the names of each of whom You know – and receive them into the abode of the righteous.
Heal those who were wounded and injured physically and mentally.
Give consolation to those who have lost their relatives and friends.
Reassure those who are scared and confused.
Preserve those who are under fire, in captivity and in danger.
Give strength and courage to our God-loving people, the authorities and the army that protect us, and help them to liberate our country from the insidious and ruthless enemy.
And let us in peace bless and glorify You,
For You are our God, the Lord of peace and the world, the Savior of our souls, And to You we give glory today, and always, and forever and ever.
Oh Great God, eternal, protect Ukraine for us!
Most Holy Mother of God, save us!
Holy Archangel Michael, pray to God for us!
Holy Apostle Andrew the First Called, pray to God for us!
Saints Prince Volodymyr and Princess Olga,
Holy Faithful Prince Yaroslav the Wise,
Holy Passion Bearers and martyrs for peace Borys and Hlib,
Saint Michael, the first Metropolitan of Kyiv, and all Kyiv saints,
Reverend Fathers Anthony and Theodosius of Kyiv Caves,
St Job of Pochaiv, Saint John of Sviatohirsk, and all the Reverend monks and nuns,
Holy Great Martyr Barbara,
Holy Great Martyr George the Victorious,
Holy Great Martyr and Healer Panteleimon,
and all the saints of our Ukrainian land,
and all saints,
pray to God for us and for peace!
Music: Medieval Byzantine Chant « Σῶσον Κύριε τὸν λαόν σου» Asmatikon from MSS Mt. Athos Lavra Γ 3 & Kastoria 8 Performed by CAPPELLA ROMANA Directed by Alexander Lingas From the album Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia Courtesy Cappella Romana