AFA: Christians have a duty to pray for Ukraine to the God who cares about human suffering

‘Many are probably grieving for the people caught in the crossfire. But Christians can add a powerful instrument for peace, and that’s prayer’

February 28, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. — While Vladimir Putin attempts to radically alter global security alignments in place for 30 years since the end of the Cold War by invading Ukraine, the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) encourages Christians to commit themselves to prayer for those in authority, fellow believers, Ukrainians, and all involved in the international conflict. 

AFA Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano recently responded to this ongoing crisis, urging Christians to intercede for those in authority, for church leaders, for each other, and for the salvation of all in the face of the horrors in Ukraine.

“The world is no doubt stunned by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and anxious about the fallout,” said Vitagliano. “Many are probably grieving for the people caught in the crossfire. But Christians can add a powerful instrument for peace, and that’s prayer. Christians should be beseeching heaven for a peaceful resolution to this war, especially with many of their brothers and sisters among the victims. Praying to our Heavenly Father that His will be done on earth as it is in heaven is not just an empty ritual but true intercession before a God who cares about human suffering.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visitwww.afa.net or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.        

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