Ukraine – a message from Andrew.

Dear friends,
I’m sure, like me, you’ll be watching the unfolding tragedy in Ukraine will the same immense sadness shared with so many around the world.
The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop Mark, in common with many Church leaders, is asking us to make Sunday a special day of prayer for peace and we will certainly do this in both our churches at our 10.30am Eucharist. As always, we have the opportunity to light candles symbolising our continuing and urgent prayers, so please feel free to do that before or after our worship.

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Also, Pope Francis has appealed to the worldwide Church to keep Ash Wednesday (2nd March) as a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine. Our services, with imposition of ashes, will take place at

11.30am at St Salvador’s

7pm at St David’s

As always on Ash Wednesday our prayers of penitence will include our sorrow for all the sufferings inflicted by war and human violence, as we turn our hearts towards the Christ who offers peace, reconciliation and healing for all God’s children.
Here is a prayer shared with us by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York:

OUR LADY OF KIEV, UKRAINE - Block Rosary Crusade Int'l
Our Lady of Kyiv – contemporary icon


God of peace and justice,

we pray for the people of Ukraine today.

We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.

We pray for those who fear for tomorrow,

that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

We pray for those with power over war or peace,

for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions.

Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear,

that you would hold and protect them.

We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

Amen.


With love & every blessing,
Andrew

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