Prayer for Ukraine
What should I pray during adoration?
We would like to invite you to a special Effatha 2.0 Spiritual Adoption and Effatha Litany Prayer. You can spiritually adopt a person whose life is threatened because of the war, whether it is a soldier or a civilian. Please pick a person yourself whom you may know, or let Our Lady pick the person who needs your prayers the most. We invite you to intercede and to pray for protection, perseverance and a heart opened to God and to conversion. You can pray an Our Father or the suggested prayer below for your adopted person in need. A modified version of Archbishop Fulton Sheen's Prayer:
Effatha Spiritual Adoption
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of ____________ (insert name/person here) whom I have spiritually adopted, whose life is threatened because of the war. Amen.
To the thirsty I will give water without price from the fountain of the water of life. He who conquers shall have this heritage, and I will be his God and he shall be my son
Effatha Litany Prayer
Our Father in Heaven, with the Son and with the Spirit, may You be glorified in this our time of need. Bless Your children Father, to give the people of Ukraine, Russia, and the whole world a future and a hope in Jesus.
Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Alpha and the Omega, the lion of the tribe of Judah, our captain in life's struggles. Give us lion's hearts, like your own Sacred Heart: courageous, humble, pure, fiery, generous hearts. Give us healthy minds, free from the tyranny of fear, pride and sin. Make us into a people of beatitude.
Holy Spirit, we pray for a new Pentecost! Teach us how to pray. May your refreshing presence cleanse the atmosphere of all spiritual pollution, especially from any deceptions of the evil one. We pray for revival O Paraclete, bring order to God's house the Church, order to Creation, order to our families, homes and nations.
Eucharistic Lord Jesus, you spoke life into the deaf man's ears when you said, 'Effatha - be opened.' We pray in faith in your Name Lord Jesus:
- to hardened hearts, effatha, be opened.
- to the culture of death, effatha, be opened.
- to those who harbour violence, unforgiveness, or pride, effatha, be opened.
- into Russia and its leaders, we pray, effatha, be opened.
- into Ukraine and its leaders, we pray, effatha, be opened.
- [here any other country can be added; e.g. China]
- into the sick & suffering we pray, effatha, be opened.
- into the ears of the spiritually deaf, we pray, effatha, be opened.
- into broken families, marriages, and homes, we pray, effatha, be opened.
Blessed Mother Mary, the general in Christ's army, you have interceded in history in miraculous ways. We ask you to intercede in the current conflict in Ukraine. Be a mother to these your people, shielding and protecting them with your mantle of protection. We pray the angels of God to break any plans for evil there, and we pray for the triumph of your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus we trust in You. Amen