Here is a photograph of the praying that took place last night in Lewes involving the Archbishop of Canterbury who is visiting Chichester Diocese over the last few days. The smaller photograph is from Lehigh Valley which is in Pennsylvania in the USA where praying is taking place which is one of many locations. Along with the call from Justin Welby and his prayers for Ukraine in East Sussex, the following words came from the West Sussex Council publication a few hours ago which are not just about Prayer, but which clearly include Prayer.
West Sussex stands with Ukraine
West Sussex stands in solidarity with Ukraine and our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the conflict in the country.
At a meeting of the County Council on Monday this week there was unanimous cross-party agreement among councillors representing communities across West Sussex for the unflinching support for the people of Ukraine.
Chairman Councillor Pete Bradbury is writing to the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK to express the County Council’s support, and we will soon be flying the Ukrainian flag at County Hall in Chichester.
At about the same time as the West Sussex publication arrived, there was a piece in the Peter Bottomley document that came out ,
I have written with concern to the Prime Minister noting that, though the Ukrainian people continue to stand steadfast in the face of Russian aggression, we must help those fleeing the country out of fear for their lives and to escape from the Russian invaders’ deadly force. It is clear that this is a conflict not like any other in recent history. Things will go on changing. We can expect the situation in Ukraine to worsen before it gets better. We must continue to be unequivocal and unwavering in our support for the free people of Ukraine: I expect that, my constituents expect that, the people of the free world expect that.
As we pray for Ukraine, we can also pray for our Government to act appropriately as called by Peter Bottomley. Let us hope that when Parliament opens up tomorrow that some significant aspects will begin the emerge as inspired by MPs such as Peter Bottomley.