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Heaven's Sabotage- A Prayer for Ukraine



Father of Creation,

God of the Nations,

We cry out to you,

A litany of lament,

A heart song of sadness

As we witness war &

The death and destruction it brings.


Father of Creation,

God of Hope,

We cry out to you,

With sad souls and heavy hearts

As we witness Putin and beast of violence,

Enacting catastrophe and embracing carnage.


Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


What have we become?

What have we done?

As women prepare molotovs,

Children hide in basements,

As tear stained cheeks wave goodbye,

Whilst Homes and hearts and humans are hounded by an embodied evil.


Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


We have stood by as

the masters of war,

Amassed armaments and armies,

Weapons of woe,

Deigned to main, kill and destroy


Lord have mercy

Christ have mercy


And so we pray for the city Kyiv,

And plead and beg for mercy,


Draw close to those who hear things that should not be heard,

Comfort and enfold them in your love.


Draw close to those who witness things that should never be witnessed,

Comfort and enfold them in your love.


Draw close to those who face a pain that should never be faced,

Comfort and enfold them in your love


And so we pray for cessation of war and the end to all hostility.

We plead and beg for peace.


That heavens sabotage would still the sound of tanks and bombs


That heavens sabotage would silence the drums of war and carnage


That heavens sabotage would confuse those with intent to take the lives of innocents


Lord have mercy,

Christ have mercy.


We conspire with compassion

To a revolution called love

In which justice is embodied

And war will be no more


God, our refuge and strength,

bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end,

that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Amen

-Swales, Feb 2022



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