Praying for Ukraine 3/16

Dear Praying Friends and Partners,

Thank you for continuing in prayer with us.  These are the prayer requests for today, March 16, 2022.

Prayer Request #1 
During a night bombardment close to the railway in the city of Korosten, at least 24 houses were destroyed and many others damaged. Among those injured, a seven-year-old boy whose legs were severed. Pasha, a young man from one of the houses which was damaged, shared his story. “My family and two of my brothers live near each other.  Our houses were damaged–windows shattered, roof collapsing. We thank God our houses are not in ruins but we can stay in them so both of our families—all nine of us—are now with our parents in their two-room apartment. But we praise God we are all alive.”  Please pray  especially for families in Ukraine who have lost loved ones. Pray for the many, including children, who have been injured, that they will be able to receive medical treatment and help and be in places of safety. Pray for food, clothes, medical supplies, and all needed assistance to reach those who need it, as it is accompanied by teams from Mission Eurasia, who share the care, compassion, and love of Christ—even in the hardest of times. 

Prayer Request #2 
A pastor from Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine, has faithfully served his congregation over many years. And he has reached beyond his own church, including writing books for the National Evangelical Series, which Mission Eurasia published. Now he is serving his congregation and others in Kharkiv, being the hands and feet of Jesus in every way he can in the terrible trauma of war.  He says, “This can’t continue!  It is unbearable! Our city is being wiped off the face of the earth. The explosions never stop neither day nor night. There is so much fear. It is an unbelievable, an inexplicable horror that feels as if it is paralyzing every cell of an exhausted body.”   Also indescribable is the trauma now being experienced by millions in battered Ukraine. Trauma causes hurt and scars as surely as physical injury.  Please pray for counselors and therapists to come alongside the hurting. Please pray especially for the comfort and healing of Christ for all who greatly need it at this critical time.      Gratefully in Him,

Sergey Rakhuba
Mission Eurasia    

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