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Ash Wednesday

2 March 2022

Ukraine crisis: Pope Francis calls for a global day of fasting for peace on Ash Wednesday

A prayer for Ukraine

Loving God, We pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them.

We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.

We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.

May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world.

Amen.

Please read the Picture News article we might typically use in some classes in school which you might find helpful in your discussions at home. If your child is worried and concerned, please let them know that they can talk to an adult in school about.  You can access the article here