Anya (Kyiv)
I am the most tempted right now to go into my secret room with God. Make Him my personal Saviour, my personal Shepherd , my personal Comforter and my personal friend. This is my comfortable place – I know a God of that room. It’s easy to trust the love, the plan, the future with that God.

But when I take that same God to the arena of the World, the Kingdom, particularly Ukraine. It becomes so much harder. Looking at the reality – sufferings of people, evil that is out of hand, and continues, helplessness to stop it all!! I don’t want to live in this world, not knowing who is the God of this world. He is the Creator with a plan.

I want to know how to have relationship with MY God in THIS WORLD.
I hear all the time “I don’t know how to pray about this situation”. Many Christians genuinely want to pray for us and with us.

This is how I pray:
I bless our ARMY with strength: “For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” Romans 13

I pray for PEOPLE IN SUFFERING “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. “ Gal.6:2

I pray in SPIRITUAL REALMS not against flesh and blood, standing against evil that is fighting the spread of the Kingdom of God

I pray for OUR LAND to be filled with HIS KINGDOM – we are a free nation, but not empty – filled with the King’s presence.

I pray for the WORLD LEADERS including Ukraine – I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1Tim.2

HOPE is more than faith for me right now!! Hope is more real than ever. I hope for the people, hope for provision, hope for 100 homes, hope for victory, hope for all my prayers making a difference

Al Akimoff and the Slavic Ministries Team