Joint prayer for God`s wisdom for state government

On Sunday, March 16, 2014, in the Transfiguration of the Lord Temple, after the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful held a joint prayer for God`s wisdom for the leaders of the state, for the soldiery and civil leaders of all levels. They prayed for all those, who at this time of difficult examinations for our native country put all efforts for honest and conscientious implementation of the official duties to avoid bloodshed, in the name of independent and integral Ukraine.

Oh Lord, You heard Moses, when he stretched out his hands to You, the people of Israel strengthened in Amalekites, armed to battle Joshua and commanded the sun to stop. And now, Oh Lord, hear us, we pray to you. Strengthen with Your strength our devout nation, bless its case, multiply the glory of its victories, strengthen with Your almighty right hand our country, keep troops, send Your angel to strengthen our defensive people, give us all that we ask for salvation; reconcile the feud and make peace. Oh Lord, send Your invisible right hand, that protects Your children in every situation. Because it is your authority, kingdom and power and we take the help from You, we set our hopes on You and we glorify You, Our Father , Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and for ages. Amen.