In his first public announcements in a week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said peace talks hit a dead end as Russian troops reengaged in Ukraine’s east.
Light of Heaven, breakthrough in Ukraine, we pray. We thank you for your light that rises unfailingly, drawing us out of sleep and together in your world. For every battle line broken, your light of heaven breaks through. Dawn over Ukraine and Russia again and bring people together in your light. Bring peace to the sunrise so no more wars cast a shadow on the land.
The UN Human Rights Council warned of severe flooding that will bring about “devastating human consequences” to South Sudan as the wet season begins in May. After last year’s worst flooding on record, 2022 is set to challenge the fragile landscape again. The Special Advisor on Climate Action to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Andrew Harper, is calling for accelerated action to avoid mounting losses and prepare for another crisis season.
Creator of the heavens and earth, you bring rain to parched land and relief to the inundated. We pray for respite from crisis and flooding in South Sudan. We ask for your hand to turn the rains to where it is needed most. Turn our hands toward prevention, preparation, and global action on the climate crisis. Join our hands with the people of South Sudan.