Psalm 67: 1 RSV-CE
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us.
Everlasting, Merciful God,
Hear the cries of your people!
We ask you to comfort those fleeing the deafening and frightening sounds of violence Be their refuge!
Strengthen and encircle them in your love and guide all refugees to safety, security and a warm, welcoming reception.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit
Transform the hearts of politicians, diplomats, leaders of armed forces
and those under their command
To bring an end to the violence, so that
your perfect peace will take root and flourish both
in Ukraine and in Russia.
Holy Mary, the Mother of our Lord,
the Eternal Word,
Lead us to your Son and the truth of His death on the cross to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves.
We ask you to protect under your mantle all who are assisting and providing sanctuary for families fleeing the conflict.
O Morning Star! Queen of Peace!
Faithful handmaid of our Lord
Pray for all, who are affected
by the bloodshed in Ukraine and
Intercede for us to your Son our Redeemer.
Your will for your people is peace, not war.
Pour out on our world, especially in Eastern Europe, your Spirit of compassion and solidarity.
Grant all those who believe in you the strength to be close to those who suffer
and the courage to resolve their differences and conflicts in truth and without resort to arms. Be with the widow, the orphan, the refugee and the peacemaker.
Bind us all into the peace of your Kingdom.
Through Christ our Lord,