Roman Sheremeta Jul 17
Praying for Ukraine and Russia
I hear some Christians saying that they are praying for peace between Ukraine and Russia. Please, don’t. Don’t pray for reconciliation between Ukraine and Russia. This is a war of light against darkness. Ukraine is on the side of light and truth. Russia is on the side of darkness and lies. Christians should stand on the side of light and truth, opposing darkness and lies.
Praying for peace between Ukraine and Russia is like praying for peace between darkness and light, between heaven and hell, between Christ and antichrist. For Ukrainians, such prayers are offensive, just as offensive was the decision of the Pope for a Ukrainian and a Russian woman to carry the cross together during the procession.
Scripture tells us to call good – good and evil – evil. Christians should take a position of light and not try to reconcile darkness with light. Being neutral is not an option. To quote Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
When you pray for Ukraine, ask God to send an army of angels to defeat the army of Satan in the demonic world that has occupied Russia.