Joint prayer for the God’s protection for the people of Crimea

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, in the Transfiguration of the Lord Temple, after completion of the Divine Liturgy, the joint prayer was made by the clergy and the faithful of the community for God’s protection for all people of Crimea. All present people sincerely prayed God that He help to stop military aggression of Russia and make peace and calmness in Crimea; that in such difficult time the Lord give the wisdom to the Ukrainian authorities, leaders of the Europe and the USA to make very important decision for all world.

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Oh Great God, the Almighty! We are Your sinners, in obedience of our hearts we come to You and we bow our heads. God Father! Forgive our faults and the faults of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers . We beg You today accept our sincere prayer and thanksgiving for Your boundless mercy to us. Listen to our prayers and accept the pleadings of our hearts. Bless our Motherland Ukraine, give it good fate and happiness. Our Merciful Lord, give Your blessing to all who asks You for the help. We beg You, Oh God, for our brothers and sisters, for widows, for orphans, for the maimed and disabled, and for those who needs Your mercy and care. Unite us all in one great family of Christ that all people like brothers could glorify Your great name always, now and forever. Amen.