Tomorrow at MAGNIFY we will be praying for Ukraine, we pray you join us because corporate intercession is powerful.
But in all things, we know that “…God has not given us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” — 2 Timothy 1:7
When we pray, we have peace because we know that when this world gets increasingly chaotic and it seems like all hope is lost, God knows how this story goes and will ultimately bring justice and peace in the end.
In knowing this, let us be in prayer for peace for the entire region, wisdom for the leaders to de-escalate this conflict, protection for Ukrainians its president and soldiers, protection for the humanitarian volunteers, priests and religious who are helping that are being attacked and power for the Church to preach the Gospel and minister to the hurting. And. yes for Russian leadership, for their hearts to be softened and to stand down from the aggression of war.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS), alongside with their partners Caritas Ukraine and Caritas-Spes Ukraine, are working from 65 locations throughout Ukraine, serving 167,000 people
CRS essentially is the official relief and development organization for the Catholic Church in the United States.
If you are looking for ways to offer support, be encouraged to donate to Catholic Relief Services. The Diocese of Joliet will have the annual special collection for Catholic Relief Services on March 27, or donate now at https://bit.ly/3hbagDJ
CRS has been working with @iamcaritas partners in the countries across the region with comprehensive assistance and care for refugees. For an update on the work CRS has done since the outbreak of the war proceed here https://bit.ly/CRSatUkraine (scroll down through the text)