I heard from a Ukrainian-American friend today who shared that the religious leaders there are united and are focusing on praying Psalm 31.
I share this to encourage you to join them — to pray these sacred words in solidarity with their prayer. This psalm is a most appropriate psalm for this time of distress. I have copied verses 2-6 below, but all of it is appropriate. How truly the psalms come to life when our need for them is greatest! You can find the full text here.
let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness deliver me;
make haste to rescue me!
Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to save me.
for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.
for you are my refuge.
you will redeem me, LORD, God of truth.
I’d like to share this video — created by the Church of Christ the Savior (in Ukraine) and circulated by the Bible Society of Ukraine yesterday — in gratitude to all those have been praying Psalm 31 in solidarity with the Ukrainian people these past days. Let us continue to be united in prayer. “Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the LORD!”