“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” – Ephesians 6:18

How to Pray for People Caught in the Midst of Conflict

Wherever there is turmoil, the poor, marginalized, and children often suffer most. In addition to the obvious risk of lost lives, military conflicts can disrupt food and water distribution, interfere with access to medical care, destroy livelihoods and infrastructure, pause education and break families. We invite you to use this guide as you pray for the most vulnerable during this time of conflict in Ukraine.

Pray Over the Conflict

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” – Matthew 5:44

  • Ask God to provide safe shelter for refugees 
  • Pray that hearts will change, and violence will cease
  • Pray for innocent Ukrainians as well as the innocent Russians
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Pray for Those in Power

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together” – Colossians 1:16-17

  • Pray for wisdom and discernment for those in leadership
  • Pray that God would soften the hearts of leaders toward Himself and others
  • Pray over all the decisions being made and ask God to use them
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Pray for Physical Needs

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:19

  • Pray that physical needs of food and water would be met
  • Pray for safe delivery of humanitarian aid
  • Pray for those who are on the front lines trying to meet these needs
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Pray About Interrupted Education

“Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life” – Proverbs 4:13

  • Pray for the students across Ukraine whose lives and education have been upended
  • Pray that these students would have good examples around them
  • Pray for their peace of mind 
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Pray for Medical Care

“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD” – Jeremiah 30:17

  • Pray that civilians would be safe from danger
  • Pray for those with health conditions to have access to medical care
  • Pray that sickness would be prevented in the midst of the conflict
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Pray for Those Assisting Refugees

“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing” – Deuteronomy 10:18

  • Pray for families in neighboring countries who are opening their homes and sharing their lives with refugees
  • Pray that God would bless and provide for families, individuals, churches, and organizations that are helping those in need
  •  Pray that new friendships would be built, relationships formed, and good to come out of a tragic situation
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Pray for the Church

“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood” – Acts 20:28

  • Pray for pastors, priests, nuns, Brothers, and ministers in the midst of the conflict
  • Pray that God will raise up and build up His people to share and live out the Gospel in the midst of turmoil
  • Pray for safety, protection, and courage 
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