Cherryvale United Methodist Church holds prayer vigil for Ukraine
STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) – The United Methodist Church in Cherryvale is holding a prayer vigil, for Ukraine and for world peace, through Tuesday.
The church opened from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for anyone to enter the sanctuary and pray.
“It’s sort of geared toward praying for world peace because there’s so much conflict right now in the world,” Pastor Jonathan Greer said. “Especially with Ukraine in mind.”
The church has a table set with prayer candles and Ukrainian flowers. There is also a scripture-filled prayer guide to help those who may not know how to pray for something of this magnitude.
“We just wanted to do something for Ukraine when we don’t know what we can do now,” Pastor Greer said.
When a crisis of this magnitude occurs, many want to help but do not know what to do in such a situation. It was the church’s way of helping.
“Supporting and loving our neighbors as we pray for them and we know that our prayers not only capture God’s heart, but our prayers somehow give strength to our brothers and sisters around the world,” the pastor said. Rig.
Pastor Greer says he felt called to offer this time to his people for prayer.
The United Methodist Churches of Ukraine have opened their doors for accommodation and prayer. Cherryvale United Methodist joins them in prayer and relief efforts.
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