Praying for Children in the Ukraine and Russia

  People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:15-16


Lord Jesus, this Scripture ignites our hearts to pray for children impacted by the horror and trauma of this war—children both in the Ukraine and in Russia. Thank you for your passionate, compassionate heart for children.

We channel our deep sadness, growing rage, and sense of helplessness as fuel for our prayers. So, Jesus hear our laments, cries, and intercession for the most vulnerable ones. Our growing prayer list includes…

We pray for Russian children (and their moms) who have lost their fathers in this war, and haven’t received the news yet. Have mercy, Lord. We ask for a mighty Gospel work among the Russian soldiers. Bring many to a saving knowledge of yourself, Jesus.

We pray physical protection and provision for Ukrainian children in harm’s way. Supernaturally, and otherwise, minimize the suffering and loss of life, Jesus. Keep the bombs away, and food in their stomachs.

We pray for children who are seeing things no child’s eye should ever see. Jesus, you are a great King and healer. By whatever means you chose—angels, loving parents, a direct work of the Holy Spirit, fellow believers… protect the hearts, minds, and imagination of children.

We pray for children immigrating from their homes to a new everything—obviously for Ukrainian families, but also for the growing number of Russian families seeking to do the same. Provide safely, welcome, shelter, and in your perfect timing, a home in the riches of the Gospel and eternal life.

Oh Jesus… please bring an end to this war soon. So Very Amen.


Hey Gospel-Friends… here’s an awesome link to further direct your praying, put together by my beloved friends/colleagues at Serge: Grace at the Frey: https://serge.org/bearing-one-anothers-burdens-ukraine/