There are people and children of God whose lives and freedom are threatened, and so we pray and are mindful of what St. Paul said in Romans:
‘The Spirit helps us in our weakness, because we don’t know how to pray as we ought—and sometimes the Spirit intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.’
We pray for peace, but maybe we don’t have the words. We pray for a just peace, but maybe we don’t have the words. We pray that the lives of innocents, and the lives of any human child of God, will be spared. We pray that our leaders will find a diplomatic way—a nonviolent solution. But we don’t know how to pray as we ought, and so the Spirit must intercede for us at this time.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, February 24, 2022
Grace Church hosted a prayer service for Ukraine on the first day of Holy Week 2022. You can watch the recording of that service here. Additionally, we are supporting Episcopal Relief and Development to provide humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine, the details are below.