Common prayer for redemption of Ukraine from war

Sunday, 2, March, 2014 in the Transfiguration of the Lord Temple, after the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful made a joint prayer for protection of the Ukrainian people (Ukrainians, Russians, Crimean Tatars and other nationalities) from the self-will of foreign dictators, for releasing of Ukrainian land from military intervention, for the redemption of Ukraine from war. Community in sincere prayer asked the Lord to save the fraternal people from the bloodshed, they asked Him to bless with strength and wisdom the people of Ukraine, who today united in aspiration to protect free, independent, integral country.

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.