On this second anniversary of war we pray today for the people of Ukraine. Special prayers for peace were said at our midday Eucharist and the Ukrainian flag was flown all day.

We pray also for peace for the people of every land.  

Holy God, the one in whom is all peace,

we pray for peace in your world.

We pray for your mercy for all innocent children, women and men of every land

who are victims of the hatred and violence of fellow human beings.

We pray also for those who choose to make war,

that you would transform their hearts to choose peace.

And we pray for ourselves, that you would help us build communities 

where all can live in peace.

We pray these things in the name of Christ, the Prince of Peace. Amen