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Christians and Church Leaders React to Russia’s Violent Ukraine Invasion

Posting a 2019 image of Ukrainian Christians kneeling in the snow praying, pastor Eugene Cho said, “Lord, we pray for the people of Ukraine during this difficult time. Protect the innocent and vulnerable. Give wisdom to global leaders. Humble the proud. Lord, we long & pray for peace. #PrayForUkraine

H.B. Charles Jr., pastor of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, posted, “Pray for Ukraine,” followed by an image of the Ukraine Prayer Guide by SEND Relief.

“Met and prayed this morning with pastors in our city for peace in Ukraine and for all those affected by this invasion, the bombings, the destruction of communities and lives. People will flee for refuge,” Christian author Alan Cross wrote. “May they be received and find safety. God help them. I pray we will too.”

Nashville’s Immanuel Church former and founding pastor Ray Ortlund said, “I have been to Ukraine on two occasions and departed, each time, with great respect for its magnificent people. May we in the USA strongly and effectively oppose Putin’s abusive violation of this great nation.”

The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee posted on Twitter, “We join @sendrelief in encouraging churches and individuals to pray for Ukraine. Pray for the people of Ukraine. Pray for their strength, courage and perseverance. Pray for safe passages out of conflict zones. Download the full prayer guide here: http://ow.ly/A20V50I3qf3

Worship leader Sean Feucht posted a video showing Ukrainian’s praying in the street and tweeted, “PRAY FOR UKRAINE.”

After posting “Pray for Ukraine,” Daniel Darling (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement) said, “In a world of dictators and despots, we take comfort in the knowledge that their day will come to an end. But Christ’s kingdom will endure.” Darlings words were followed by lyrics from the hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”: “The prince of darkness grim. We tremble not for him. His rage we can endure. For lo, his doom is sure. One little word shall fell him.”

Grace Bible Theological Seminary’s Owen Strachan posted some “quick matters of prayer,” for Ukraine writing, “Pray for peace. Pray for gospel advancement (somehow). Pray for God’s many people in Ukraine. Pray for God to depose world leaders who are unwise, unsound, unbiblical, and ungodly. Pray for God to rouse his global church.”

“The first class I taught was in Ukraine in 2014,” Alpha and Omega Ministries’ director James White wrote. “I have many friends there, Christian ministers, my dear son in the faith Nick. I pray for their safety at this time. May God restrain the madness of evil men.”

Costi Hinn, For the Gospel’s founder and president, tweeted, “Pray for the people of Ukraine, and every beloved missionary and minister faithfully serving there. Lord, have mercy.”

Grace Meridian Hill’s lead pastor, Duke Kwon, posted, “O King of kings (Ps 72), Defend the afflicted among the people of Ukraine, those who have no one to help. Deliver them from death. Save the children of the needy. Crush the oppressor. Rescue the weak from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in Your sight. Amen.”