Together with people of goodwill around the world,
we stand with the people of Ukraine in their hour of struggle.
We hold in our hearts the vulnerable and endangered
lives who are now faced with the reality of overwhelming military aggression. Warfare and the unbridled
quest for powercorrupts the human soul,
and dishonors the God of love who came among us
as the Prince of Peace.
There is no place in God’s Kingdom for unjust
military aggression, domination and silencing the
voices of a free people.
We trust in the God whose life-giving Spirit moved
across the waters and calmed the stormy seas.
“Peace I leave with you,” Jesus said
“My peace I give to you.” We pray for that peace
in Ukraine and everywhere God’s
beloved children are hurting or in peril.