Lord Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Saviour of the World:
Our world is in need of your peace at this time,
as we see the effects of evil deeds.
We hold before you our brothers and sisters in Ukraine:
those who are living through the trauma of staying,
under threat of their lives and homes,
and those who have left all they know in search of safety.
We are seeing too the best of humanity
in those who are welcoming others into their countries and
communities: new friendships which are emerging from the ashes of destruction; death leading to resurrection.
As the Season of Lent began with prayer
for the people of Ukraine,
may it continue to be our prayer each day,
that darkness will be transformed into light,
hatred into love,
and a deep respect for common humanity
be expressed between nations.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place all our trust in you.
Mgr Timothy Menezes