Prayer For Ukraine In Time Of War
PRAYER FOR UKRAINE IN TIME OF WAR
Deacon Eugene Logusch
St. Mary’s Assumption Ukrainian Catholic Church
O Lord our God, powerful and mighty in war, we who are unworthy to call upon You do yet
humbly pray: take up the arms of Your strength and Your shield of protection and save us. Arise
in our defense and raise the sword of Your victory; put to flight those who war against us and
persecute us and turn away in shame those who plot evil against us. We pray you, hear us
quickly and show your generous mercy.
O Lord our God, powerful and mighty in war, it is You alone who have the power to bring to life
and put to death. You alone have the power to grant strength and valor to whomever You wish
and to grant victory over our enemies in the face of defeat, and to make the vainglorious weak
and cowardly. You alone can destroy the vanity of the conceited and turn their hardness and
arrogance into the cowardice of retreat.
You vouchsafed to Your servant Abraham and his band of warriors, victory over those who held
captive his nephew Lot, and returned him home with great spoil.
You afforded to Your servant Moses the steadfastness of hand to uphold Your staff and rouse
Joshua and the army of Israel to put to the sword the horde of the Amalekites.
Through Your servant Gideon, who placed his hope in Your strength, and his three hundred men
You defeated an innumerable army of Midianites, striking fear in their hearts and putting to
flight the enemies of your people Israel.
Upon your servant Samson You bestowed the strength that comes only of faith and moved him
to topple the den of the Philistine idol low to the dust.
You granted to David Your servant, who contended in many and difficult wars, and who always
placed his trust in You alone, strength, power, valor, and victory over his enemies.
Do now, o All-powerful, All-good, and All-merciful Master, look upon us Your unworthy
servants, who call upon You with faith and trust, and grant us deliverance from our attackers and
foil their haughty plans for our destruction.
Grant to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people the lasting peace of just victory and heal their wounds
and sorrows. Comfort them in their grief and mourning and protect them wherever they may flee.
Grant grace and peace to those who aid them and to those who receive them with open arms.
Return them to their homeland and grant to all citizens of Ukraine the strength and wisdom to
rebuild their shattered land to Your own lasting praise and glory. Amen.