Christians Praying For “Miracle” in Ukraine
Ryan DuncanReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Mar 04
The crisis in Ukraine continues to persist as diplomatic talks between nations have yet to make any impact. Following months of protests in Kiev, and the eventual ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, Russian forces seized the Crimean Peninsula. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stated this action is “an act of war”, and troops have begun mobilizing on the country’s borders. Amidst the Chaos, Ukrainian Christians are praying for a miracle to end the fighting. News site Christian Today writes,
“As the country's future hangs in the balance, Ukrainian Christians are appealing to the worldwide Christian community to stand with them in prayer and fasting. ‘Ukraine has suffered enough. People died and countless numbers were injured in the protests. And now there is the possibility of invasion, occupation, civil war and a divided country,’ said the European Evangelical Alliance in an update. ‘There is a tiny glimmer of hope. The vast majority of Ukrainians do not want war or a divided nation. The Kiev protests were peaceful for months and only a minority turned to violence in the last days. Most knew that peace was the only answer, and many also knew that prayer was crucial.’"
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Russia’s actions, and is currently working with European leaders to end the violence. Click here for more news on Ukraine.