A Prayer request from Our Parish Prayer Group at Swithun’s.
During Our Lady’s month of May, there will be prayer and Adoration after the 9.00am Mass on Wednesday. This will last until 12.00pm and is in aid of the Ukrainian people. Please come and join us for this worthy cause.
Prayer for Ukraine
Almighty and Great God, accept our gratitude for your boundless mercy towards us.
Hear the supplication of our afflicted hearts for the land and people of Ukraine,
as they confront foreign aggression and invasion.
Open the eyes of those who have been overtaken by a spirit of deception and violence,
that they be horrified by their works.
Grant victory over the powers of evil that have arisen,
and bless Ukraine with your gifts of liberty, peace, tranquillity and good fortune.
We implore you, O Merciful God, look with grace upon those who courageously defend their land.
Remember the mothers and fathers, the innocent children, widows and orphans,
the disabled and helpless, those seeking shelter and refuge,
who reach out to you and to their fellow human beings looking for mercy and compassion.
Bless the hearts of those who have already shown great generosity and solidarity,
and those who prepare to receive their Ukrainian brothers and sisters in Ukraine’s greatest time of need.
Bring us together as your children, your creation, and instill in us your strength, wisdom and understanding.
May you be praised and glorified, now and forever, and to the ages of ages.
The Jesus Prayer
One of the simplest prayers is the Jesus Prayer – the prayer of the heart – where we admit to ourselves, to our God that we are all sinners, that we all need redemption, and that we place ourselves in the loving hands of Our Lord. The prayer is one that is very simple. It doesn’t take a lot of memory and it’s a prayer that we can repeat and you can live with.
Jesus, Lord Jesus,
Son of the Living God,
have mercy on me, a sinner
Господи Ісусе Христе, Сину Божий, помилуй мене грішного.
Listen to the Lord’s Prayer in Ukrainian.
Listen to the Hail Mary in Ukrainian.
As the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, let us join together and pray for peace in Ukraine!