Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9
It is hard to look at pictures from Ukraine as the devastation is unimaginable. I try to keep up with the news, but often it is hard. There are already over 1.5 million refugees from Ukraine (adding to an already inconceivable refugee problem around the world) and there are innocent people being bombed as they flee their homes.
Will the peacemakers please stand up?
It is so hard to decide what to do. Yes, we need to pray for peace, for safety for the Ukrainian people and changed hearts among leaders (especially Russian leaders). We need to pray for the Russian people as well, as many are being suppressed in their opposition to the war.
However, prayer is not enough. Yes, prayer is powerful and can change things. Prayer is something we should all be doing. We need action to accompany our prayers, and the action should be informed through our prayer.
How can you be a peacemaker in your home, in your school, in your workplace, in your church for peace begins with each of us in our daily lives? Pray about this, then put it into action. And while you are at it, pray about how you can bring a little bit of peace to Ukraine.