Like you, I continue to be gripped and grieved by the situation in Ukraine. Someone asked me the other day how we should be praying. I thought I’d share these ten ideas with you as well:
- Pray that God would redeem this situation by drawing many people to Himself.
- Pray that many would look to God as their ultimate source of peace, comfort, and strength.
- Pray that our brothers and sisters would place their ultimate hope not in governments or weapons, but in King Jesus.
- Pray for the welfare of the soldiers, their families, unprotected civilians, and vulnerable children.
- Pray that God would deliver from evil, and that truth, mercy, and justice would prevail.
- Pray for the containment of this conflict, which could easily spill over into a larger, global war.
- Pray for wisdom for the world leaders involved in critical decision making.
- Pray that the peace of God would guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
- Pray that God’s kingdom would come, and His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
- Pray “Come quickly, Lord Jesus!”
Today we welcome Dr. Jim Hamilton to the pulpit. Dr. Hamilton is Professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Preaching Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Jill, are blessed with five children: Jake, Jed, Luke, Evie, and Isaiah. As he opens God’s Word to us, I know we’ll be blessed.
You are loved, more than you know!