An interview with Pastor Sxxx: Prayer in wartime
What do you pray for in time of war?
We are not praying for peace in general, anymore, as even some of the Russian Orthodox do! The enemy is attacking hospitals and trying to starve people into submission, as Stalin did in the 1930s. We are praying for victory over evil. Even non-believers are calling Putin ‘Satan’ and are joining us in praying against the enemy who is attacking us. We are praying for victory over the invaders.
We have had Russian jets flying over our town, although each time they come, our forces take out at least one of them. so we planned our church service in the basement. Every evening, we have evening prayer on zoom.
But our prayer is that all people would not simply return to their life as it was before the war, but that they would come to know Jesus as their Savior.
For evangelical churches, this is the time to show God‘s love through our ministry. We are praying that people would be encouraging and caring for one another.
When we had refugees from Donbas 8 years ago, we learned to house and feed and encourage them. So now, we are feeding and caring for refugees, and some are living in our church building.
How can you help?
If Our international friends call us or send us a note to ask how we’re doing, it is really important, because through this we can see that we are not alone, that God is with us. And when I tell others about the support we are receiving from our Christian friends, they are also encouraged. Thank you