Bishop John calls on all in the Diocese of Worcester to pray for the people of Ukraine and for peace, and for the leaders of the West as they deliberate on how to respond to the terrible unprovoked aggression of Russia. He has invited people to use the prayer by the Dean of Worcester, Peter Atkinson:

Lord of all the earth,
be present with the people of Ukraine

at this time of danger, fear, and conflict.
Grant that wise and peaceable counsels may yet prevail,
and give to all suffering nations the freedom they desire and deserve.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

We will be joining together in a day of Prayer for Ukraine, Russia and Peace this Sunday, 27 February 2022