PRAYER FROM OUR LEADERSHIP
A Prayer for Ukraine
God of all nations, strong, loving, and just, we lean into your compassion and power as we come before you in prayer on behalf of those in Ukraine. From the very beginning, you’ve been at work to bring forth your story of reconciliation, first between us and you, but also between us and our fellow humanity. Just as our hearts grieve for the people of Ukraine, we know that your heart bears their pain and their grief in a way that is full, complete, and perfect.
God of justice, we pray that you would extend your hand of protection and provision to those who are in harm’s way. We pray that your Spirit of comfort and hope would be near to those who suffer in fear. We pray that you’d prompt us and others across the globe to actions of care and support as we work to bring your light and love to the darkness.
We pray that your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, in Christ’s mighty name.
Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
HOPE is giving a total of $60,000 towards efforts in Ukraine. $20,000 has been given to each of the following organizations: United World Mission, Samaritan's Purse, and NOVO. Learn about or give to the organizations below. Continue to join us in prayer for the vulnerable and for leaders to seek peace.
FOX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIRE
Fox Elementary School, located in the Fan District in Richmond, VA, was destroyed in a three-alarm fire the night of February 11, 2022. Fox Elementary students will meet virtually for the foreseeable future.
We are committed to give financially to Fox Elementary fire response.
We have committed to support the resettlement of Afghan families in the United States by giving $10,000 to our partner, World Relief.
WANT MORE WAYS TO RESPOND?
Hope Church has also previously responded to: Haiti's earthquake, Hurricane Ida, and Kentucky's tornadoes. If you'd like to engage with these and learn more about ways to respond, feel free to reach out to us.