"Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem,
and put on for ever the beauty of the glory from God.
Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God;
put on your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting;
for God will show your splendour everywhere under heaven.
For God will give you evermore the name,
‘Righteous Peace, Godly Glory’."
Reflection. Let this be a prayer of hope for Ukraine. I call for a moment of silence.
Read the passage aloud and insert the names of Ukrainian cities in place of Jerusalem.
Prayer. May God restore, protect and restore hope. May the killing stop. Please Lord God turn tanks into ambulances and shells into bandages.. Jesus, the Prince of Peace, we pray in your name. Amen.