Every Christian who is not indifferent to the fate of Ukraine prays daily for its peace and prosperity. It is extremely important to unite in such a prayer, that’s why every year in early June a general national prayer is held in Ukraine.
The Intercessory Prayer for Ukraine unites millions of believers in Ukraine and around the world. Such prayerful unity of churches of different denominations is a unique experience of Ukraine, unprecedented in world practice.
The idea of convening and holding a National Day of Prayer for Ukraine was suggested by an international evangelist from Great Britain, David Hathaway. David has dedicated many years to serving Ukraine, so he called on Ukrainians to unite in prayer for God to change the situation in Ukraine for the better.
So, from year to year, starting from 2016, Christians turn to God for the most painful and significant:
-HEALING of all victims of the coronavirus pandemic;
-GOD’S PROTECTION and help during the threat of full-scale war;
-REVIVAL of Ukraine and spiritual awakening of our nation;
-PEACE AND RESTORATION of the territorial integrity of Ukraine;
-CLEANSING of corruption and immorality.
“And My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My Name, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and heal their land!” (Second Chronicles 7:14).
We have a prayerful responsibility for the present and future of our nation.
SO LET’S CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR UKRAINE EVERY DAY!
On February 20, 2022, the Prayer of Unity for Peace in Ukraine took place in Kyivmore
On February 20, 2022, the Prayer of Unity for Peace in Ukraine took place in Kyiv
Prayer for Ukraine takes place annually in early summer. But the situation on Ukraine's borders has prompted an emergency meeting for many churches to unite in prayer for peace in Ukraine. On February 20, 2022, several hundred believers gathered at the Grace Church and several thousand more joined in online prayer. Anatoliy Kozachok reminded of Jesus' prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. The Lord Himself called us to pray even in the face of danger. The initiator and patron of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine, British evangelist David Hathaway, flew to Kyiv specifically to join Ukrainian priests and express his support for Ukraine from Britain. Bishop Anatoliy Kalyuzhny addressed the audience very openly with the question - "how long have you been praying for Ukraine for tears"? Pastor Oleksandr Zaitsev from Donetsk said that unlike others who pray that nothing happens, believers in the occupied territories pray that something has already happened. May the Lord intervene and start doing something. In his closing remarks, David Hathaway cited the example of Gideon, when 300 soldiers defeated an army because the Lord was with them. So David called to pray that the Lord would embarrass the enemy. To be saved, instead of being killed on the battlefield. At the end, everyone sang the anthem "God is great, save Ukraine for us". And all the bishops gave a pastoral blessing to all participants in the prayer. Keep praying for peace in Ukraine.
VII NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR UKRAINE TO BE!more
VII NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR UKRAINE TO BE!
The seventh National Day of Prayer for Ukraine will take place on June 11, 2022!
Within the walls of the Ukrainian House of the Bible, at a joint meeting of the Heads of Ukrainian Churches, the stages of preparation were analyzed and the importance of holding an interconfessional prayer event next year was emphasized.
The members of the Spiritual Council approved strategic decisions, determined the key prayer needs, and officially decided to hold the National Day of Prayer on an annual basis.
Members of the Board of the Ukrainian Bible Society noted the high level of organizing and joined in the development of this prayer ministry.
The British minister David Hathaway greeted all present and noted the uniqueness of interconfessional unity in Ukraine and freedom of religion.
The director of the DOP ministry, Vadym Preobrazhensky, addressed the church leaders with the words used by King George VI of Great Britain in his Christmas address to the nation in 1939:
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.’
And he replied:
‘Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.’
History of the National Day of Prayer for Ukrainemore
History of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine
The first National Day of Prayer for Ukraine took place on June 18, 2016. Many churches and associations took part in the united prayer.
Nearly 6,500 people prayed in the hall, and thousands of viewers on the Internet and on television also joined in the intercessory prayer to God. More and more churches and associations are participating in the Prayer, and many more are expressing their support.
The second Day of Prayer for Ukraine took place on May 27, 2017. Then several more church unions joined the prayer, and more than 7,000 people gathered at the Palace of Sports.
On June 2, 2018, the III National Day of Prayer for Ukraine took place.
And traditionally, at the beginning of summer, on June 8, 2019, the National Day of Prayer took place for the fourth time. More than 8,000 people prayed for the fate of Ukraine.
On June 6, 2020, Christians of various confessions and denominations held the fifth, anniversary prayer event online.
We prayed for the healing of people from fear, for the cessation of the epidemic, the recovery of our homeland and peace on the East of Ukraine.
On June 12, 2021, after a long break due to the global pandemic, the VI National Day of Prayer for Ukraine took place in the Kyiv Sports Palace.
About 8,000 Orthodox, Catholics and Evangelical Christians prayed in unity for Ukraine. Tens of thousands of people joined them online thanks to live broadcasts on Christian satellite TV channels and on the pages of the National Day of Prayer on social networks.
On the stage of the Palace of Sports, next to the bishops and military chaplains, prayed doctors - heroes in white coats, who had to stand at the forefront in the struggle for the lives of Ukrainians. The participants of the prayer asked the Lord to heal those who were ill and to bless all the dedicated medical workers of our country.
The VII National Day of Prayer for Ukraine is scheduled for June 11, 2022.
It will be recalled that the idea of convening and holding a National Day of Prayer for Ukraine was proposed by an international evangelist from Great Britain, David Hathaway.
David has dedicated many years of his ministry to Ukraine, and in his own life he has seen God's answers to the prayer of faith many times. Therefore, he called on all Ukrainians to unite in prayer to God to change the situation in Ukraine for the better.
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6 June 2020 Prayer for Ukraine will be Onlinemore
6 June 2020 Prayer for Ukraine will be Online
On May 7, 2020, at a regular meeting of the Spiritual Council, bishops and church leaders decided to hold the V National Day of Prayer for Ukraine online. Due to the global pandemic and the application of quarantine measures, it will be impossible to gather in the Palace of Sports for a joint prayer on June 6, 2020, but the prayer will take place only with the participation of bishops, in limited numbers, in compliance with all quarantine regulations. Everyone will be able to join the prayer online on the Internet resources of the Prayer and live on Christian TV channels. We pray for Ukraine together!
Засідання духовної ради щодо проведення Національного Дня Молитви за Україну 2020more
Засідання духовної ради щодо проведення Національного Дня Молитви за Україну 2020
Great news for all our subscribers and friends, for everyone in whose heart - Ukraine, who prays daily for their country!
On November 7, 2019, at the meeting of the Spiritual Council of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine, the bishops of the evangelical churches decided to hold the fifth, jubilee Day of Prayer at the Kyiv Sports Palace on June 06, 2020.
For five years, the heads and parishioners of the 20 unions and associations of Christian communities gather together, unanimously, once a year for a joint, national prayer under the roof of the Sports Palace.
They pray for the unity of believers,
implementation of Bible values in all spheres of public life,
for stopping military aggression and bloodshed in eastern Ukraine,
for clearing the country of corruption, criminalization and oligarchy,
for the sanctification of the media,
to bring the country out of crisis, to strengthen the institution of the family
and other important needs of society.
The Spiritual Council approved the conception and official Declaration of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine 2020, appointed officials from each association to the Organizing Committee.
The prayer will be broadcast on several Christian satellite channels and on social networks.
We will meet on June 06, 2020 at the Kiev Sports Palace. Start is at 16:00 !!!
Pastor's forum 8 May 2019more
Pastor's forum 8 May 2019
The pastoral forum for preparation for the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine began in the Center of Christian Life of Ukraine. Nearly two hundred pastors and leaders from Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast gathered together. Prayer, singing and fraternal dinner. And exactly in a month - on June 8, 2019, we will all gather together in the Kyiv Palace of Sports to pray for Ukraine together in unity.
President of Ukraine in Ukrainian Bible Societymore
President of Ukraine in Ukrainian Bible Society
Representatives of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine, along with numerous heads of Ukrainian church leaders, took part in a solemn meeting at the Ukrainian House of the Bible (Ukrainian Bible Society). On February 13, 2019, the Ukrainian Bible Society visited the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for the first time in history. In his short speech, the head of state emphasized the importance of uniting believers in the difficult times of our time. He noted the importance of the Word of God and the common prayer of believers to strengthen the spiritual authority of the church in Ukraine. Also during the Year of the Word of God in Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko took part in the creation of the Handwriting Bible. Almost 30,000 Ukrainians joined this Ukrainian event. The head of state himself wrote the first verse of the book of Genesis and received in the memory of this event a copy of the Peresopnytsia Gospel from the Honorable President of the Ukrainian Bible Society of the Gregoriy Comendant
Working committee meeting on 21 January 2019more
Working committee meeting on 21 January 2019
On January 21, 2019, the first meeting of the working committee of National Day of Prayer for Ukraine took place. Despite a tight schedule, representatives of churches gathered almost full. More than two dozen servants worked fruitfully for more than three hours. All present witnessed that the National Day of Prayer in 2018 raised the common prayer of believers to a new level. More people support a common prayer for Ukraine and open to inter-church communication. The agenda summed up the last prayer of 2018 and outlined work directions this year. Already formed a combined ushers group, musical committee, media committee and many others. Also, all present unanimously supported the proposal to express prayer support to the UK. On January 26, 2019, a Day of Prayer for Britain will take place in London, so Ukrainian churches have sent an official letter to the prayer organizers in the UK with the words of support.
The heads of Ukrainian churches approved the Declaration of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine in 2019more
The heads of Ukrainian churches approved the Declaration of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine in 2019
The fourth National Day of Prayer for Ukraine will be held on June 8, 2019more
The fourth National Day of Prayer for Ukraine will be held on June 8, 2019
The fourth National Day of Prayer for Ukraine will be held on June 8, 2019 at the Kiev Sports Palace. This decision was made on November 30 at a meeting of the Spiritual Council of the event.
“Within the framework of the joint meeting of the Council of Evangelical Protestant Churches of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Inter-Church Council, the issue of holding the next National Day of Prayer for Ukraine was considered. We are happy to inform you that it will take place again! ”
The priests noted that prayer and fasting are the things that can bring hope and peace to the people of Ukraine. In the first meeting, the bishops and pastors of the churches of Ukraine discussed a number of organizational issues
President of Ukraine supported National Prayer Day for Ukrainemore
President of Ukraine supported National Prayer Day for Ukraine
May 31, 2018, in Kiev, at the VII National Prayer Breakfast, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in his address to the audience said the words of support for the holding of the National Day of Prayer for Ukraine. In his speech, he also stressed the importance of this event for both the faithful of Ukraine and the entire Ukrainian community.