Four ways to pray for Ukraine

Meredith Flynn —  March 31, 2014

map of Ukraine - vector illustrationHEARTLAND | Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, prayed over the phone recently with Vyacheslav Nesteruk, president of the Baptist Union of Ukraine. Here are four requests the Ukrainian leader shared, reported by Roger Oldham of the Executive Committee:

  • That there would be no war in Ukraine, but peace.
  • That there would be a sense of peace in the hearts of Ukrainian people, rather than a sense of unrest or anxiety.
  • For the economic situation, as sanctions imposed by Russia have already begun making life difficult in Ukraine.
  • Most of all, that people would be open to the Gospel and actively seek the Gospel during these troubled times.

Ukraine has had a turbulent year so far, with the overthrow of its president, violent protests, and recent Russian military action in Crimea. Read more about the conversation between the Baptist leaders at

Meredith Flynn


Meredith is managing editor of the Illinois Baptist newspaper.