The eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was one of the cities expected to fall under the control of pro-Russian separatists in the current conflict in that region. Instead, the city remains relatively peaceful and safe. Many people there say that is because of a prayer group that meets daily to pray for city. One of the prayer group members, Nadia, says the city is under God’s wing of protection. The group started praying for their city when the current turmoil began and has continued to grow. Now, nearly 200 people gather to pray each day, regardless of weather or other factors. Nadia says it is common for people from different religious backgrounds to pray alongside each other. She says she hopes that the group will continue to pray daily even after the conflict ends. She adds, “These students understand that they are fighting for their future on their knees. I would like to come here every morning. Maybe even until the Lord returns."—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Prayer draws 'God's wing of protection' over Ukrainian city, By Marc Ira Hooks, http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=43062&ref=BPNews-RSSFeed0730 , Accessed July 30, 2014.
Psalm 6:9 (HCSB) The LORD has heard my plea for help; the LORD accepts my prayer.