Evening Prayer: Praying for Ukraine

Tonight, as I prepare for bed, the people of Ukraine weigh heavy on my mind. How I wish I could tell you, “Hold fast, help is coming.” But, I know it’s not. Deep down, you know, apart from a miraculous intervention from God, help is not coming. At least not from human hands. No. It appears that you are on your own.

Keep fighting. You have it within you. You can, Ukraine. You can.

Your fight stirs up distant memories of brave soldiers fighting valiantly on battlefields called Gettysburg and the Alamo. Your fight brings to mind the courageous souls who gave their lives at Goliad, Pearl Harbor, and at the Twin Towers.

Your courage harkens memories of the bravery demonstrated by the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93. Keep fighting.

Know this: we are watching and we are praying for an intervention of miraculous proportions to deliver you from the Evil menacingly approaching your sovereign doorsteps.

“The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride,”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Freedom is never free. Through centuries upon centuries, freedom has been bought and paid for with the blood of valiant innocents caught up in a storm unleashed by a power wielding tyranny in one hand and torturous oppression in the other.

Stand steadfast. Remain strong and courageous to the very end. Fight valiantly with every last breath.

May your sacrifice not be forgotten. Oh Ukraine, may your people not die in vain. As He did for David facing the giant, may God give you strength and courage…and victory.

And may He shower you with His grace and mercy.

The Devotional Guy™

“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.”


‭‭Psalm 121:1-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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9 Comments

  1. It seems the British have been doing much, for a long time – although in the background. which makes me feel prouder of my nation’s efforts.

    and yet it seems like a drop in the ocean!

    i’m still just praying for Jesus to go make a personal introduction with Putin…to see him find his salvation

    Andy B

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  2. Thanks for this, Andy. I think a number of countries have worked behind the scenes over the last several decades in countries like Ukraine.

    It troubles me to hear leaders focusing on how this is hurting Putin’s pocketbook as people are dying because of his actions.

    I am also praying that he meets his maker. Sadly, I must admit, it’s probably not the same prayer as yours. You’re a better man than me for that.

    I do pray the Lord intervenes somehow, someway and soon.

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  3. I didn’t know us British had trained up 22,000 of their solders. But I certainly wasn’t surprised to read that former SAS have allegedly travelled to go join the fight.

    I’d settle for either, quite frankly, but would, of course, prefer his salvation. Either way, the best outcome I can see would be Russians dealing with this issue themselves…with their troops quitting by the unit, not just individuals, that’s becoming a possibility……but I don’t think it’ll be quick enough to avert even more indiscriminate killing of innocent people.

    And I was having that same thought about them going after his money…pretty sure that says more about the people cutting the money off, than the person they’re going after!

    Fog delaying landing craft, and messing up troop movements, bullets and missiles being deflected or simply disappearing is certainly an answer to prayer.

    More Lord, please!!

    Andy B

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  4. Agreed, Andy. We can be praying that the Russian people see this for what it is. If we want peace, then we the people (including our neighbors in Russia)
    must stand up for that peace.

    “Give peace a chance.” ~ John Lennon

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  5. Standing up for peace is one of the things I talk about in Endurance (comes out Sundays from 4pm). Sometimes peace comes at a cost…like it did in the Falkland Islands in the 80s.

    It’s good seeing Russians protesting – which in itself is saying much…..just need much more, and much quicker.

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  6. Peace certainly has a cost and requires effort. In the absence of leadership, people must demand better. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Andy. I appreciate them and I’m grateful for you.

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  7. you&meinc says:

    Yes I am praying for Ukraine prayers 🙏 so much needed

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  8. Jeff Rab says:

    Amen! Totally agree!!

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