March 11, 2022
Pentecostal movements around the world are uniting in prayer because of the war in Ukraine. The heart of God and our hearts are deeply grieved by the needless suffering of innocent people that is taking place due to this conflict. We pray and call for those who have initiated this violence to stand down and seek a peaceful resolution. Psalms 34: 14 says: “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” And, Jesus taught us in Mathew 5:9 that “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
We are extremely grateful for the many denominations, churches, relief organizations and individual believers who are sacrificing to care for the over 2 million refugees entering other nations. Pentecostal churches and ministries are on the front line across Europe in communicating the love of Christ in practical ways to the hurting and displaced. In unity, the Pentecostal World Fellowship’s Global Pentecostal Relief and Development Partners are collaborating to support those affected.
We pray for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are enduring incredible pain and loss because of the war. We pray also for our brothers and sisters in Russia who are ministering in increasingly difficult circumstances. Religious persecution continues to increase in both nations. May God protect, strengthen and comfort them is our prayer. May God also use this moment to open many hearts to the gospel and grant supernatural boldness to declare God’s Word in the midst of danger.
We anticipate the day when war will be no more and the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Christ and the promise of Micah 4:3 will be realized: “He will establish justice in the rabble of nations and settle disputes in faraway places. They will trade in their swords for shovels, their spears for rakes and hoes. Nations will quit fighting each other, quit learning how to kill one another.”
About the Pentecostal World Fellowship
The Pentecostal World Fellowship was founded in 1947 and has held triennial conferences in major cities around the world since that time. The most recent Pentecostal World Conference was held in 2019 in Calgary, Canada. The 26th PWC scheduled for October12-14, 2022 will be the 3rd conference to be held in Seoul,Korea. For more information about the Pentecostal WorldFellowship, follow this link: www.pwfellowship.org.