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Father, we thank You for the work that Intercessors for Ukraine is doing. We pray that You would strengthen Vitaly Orlov, his family, IFU, and every Ukrainian citizen. Bring an end to this war!

On this day two years ago, Russia invaded Ukraine. Since the beginning of the war, IFA has provided intercessors with regular updates, as well as opportunities to pray and to act.

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Intercessors for Ukraine (IFU), an organization that IFA helped start, has worked tirelessly over the past two years to minister to every Ukrainian man, woman, and child affected by the war.

IFU, led by Vitaliy Orlov, responded quickly to provide opportunities to pray. On February 27, only three days after the invasion began, Vitaly led a prayer for victory and peace in Ukraine on the steps of California’s capitol. As the year continued, IFU was able to find creative and effective ways to minister to the people of Ukraine. The organization installed billboards across the city of Sumy featuring powerful scriptures. They helped evacuate people from cities near the fighting. They helped distribute around 100 tons of humanitarian aid, including hundreds of thousands of meals. All of this was done with a focus on Christ. IFU distributed over 1 million prayer books and over 20,000 Bibles.

In 2023, IFU did much of the same. Over 30,000 Bibles, 300,000 prayer books, and 70,000 meals were distributed. Orlov’s organization lead over 1,000 Ukrainians to church and served the families of the fallen. IFU also initiated a National Day of Fasting and Prayer for Victory and Peace in Ukraine on the first anniversary of the war.

Now, in 2024, IFU hopes to do the same, declaring a year of unity in fasting and prayer for victory and peace in Ukraine. IFU is initiating a day of prayer and fasting today for the second anniversary of the war, as well as on August 24, which will be the 33rd anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. This is in addition to the constant intercession that is taking place throughout the year, as a network of evangelical churches spearheaded by IFU is covering different regions of Ukraine in constant prayer every week.

As he guides IFU and ministers to his people, Orlov has shared the following prayer requests with us:

  • Strength, wisdom, and grace to move on in the ministry of the Lord and people;
  • Repentance, having a relationship with Christ, and rooting in the church of all new converts who have come to church for the first time;
  • 100% fulfillment of God’s will in 2024;
  • The Lord’s protection over his family as he leads this important prayer ministry.

He has also shared the following plans for 2024 with us:

  • Evangelization and humanitarian ministry of Sumy Christian Church;
  • Coordination of the “Intercessors of Ukraine” prayer movement, in particular the All-Ukrainian YEAR OF FASTING AND PRAYER for victory and peace in Ukraine;
  • Administrating and printing 1,000,000 evangelistic prayer books to reach 1 million more Ukrainians;
  • Preparation of the national evangelism project “Hope for Ukraine”: using a mobile stage in various cities and villages of Ukraine to preach the Gospel to 100,000 Ukrainians every year;
  • Support for the work of the evangelization platform www.nadiya.in.ua, so that 20,000 Ukrainians can take high-quality Christian courses and draw closer to God during the year.

We encourage you to pray for IFU and the people of Ukraine as the war with Russia enters its third year. Danger and sorrow remain, but the Lord will always be with those who serve Him and call upon his name.

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,

But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He guards all his bones;
Not one of them is broken.
Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.
The Lord redeems the soul of His servants,
And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned
(Psalm 34:18-22).

How are you praying for IFU and Ukraine? Share your own prayers and scriptures below or on The Community.

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Roland Boyce
February 29, 2024

I have been on three mission trips to the Ukraine and am praying for the three pastors of the churches to whom we ministered plus a woman who is an International Interpretet and her family who live there.

Holly Timbers
February 29, 2024

Ukraine is a victim of Russia; we pray that Putin is killed in your name!

February 27, 2024

Biden says funding Ukraine will keep us out of the war. But do you really think America has that much money? Plus they’re letting illegals who cross the border stay at nice hotels in New York. Then you wonder why your taxes are going up and you have to pay this year.

Marjorie Williamson
February 25, 2024

Ukraine is the most volume of any country in money laundering and weapons smuggling. The people in charge cannot account for 660 Billion dollars!!! US taxpayers or US workers income.
Some of their weapons missing were found on the southern border in the operations of the cartels!!!! Thay are not NATO Why doesn’t Europe help them. On two occasions Russia offered them a fair peace treaty and the dictator Zelensky rejected it. He is corrupt and hoarding millions of dollars for himself, won’t allow free elections and on occasions when Ukraine can win a squirmish Zelensky orders the men to retreat. I don’t for filth ‘ everybody is needy. Wanna give me money reading material etc. Its endless. I do not support Urkraine.

Ted Bjorem
February 25, 2024

O praising You Lord always praWAising You
Psalm 34 is one I too recommen
I have helped in Kherson
Not there now because the new Team Leader Glen ejected us individually so didn’t know

I support several colleagues and Lecturers there
Praising You Lord

Lori Meed
February 24, 2024

Thank you for the verses out of Ps.34. My heart, very wrapped around the war in Israel, broke again for the Ukrainian people as I heard the 2 yr. anniversary announced. May God continue to strengthen and provide for His body there in the land and to allow His kingdom to go even the midst of war. In Yeshua’s name, amen.

February 24, 2024

FATHER, we pray for peace in Ukraine. YOU are IN CONTROL of setting up and tearing down kings. YOU are calling YOUR people home, dismantling corruption and cleansing the land. STOP the NATO corruption of allowing Turkey, but Not Russia… ¿(we share the space station with them)…

Pamela Derrer
February 24, 2024

Rev. 5/ 12
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might, and honor. And glory and blessing.
And every created thing which is in Heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea and all things in them. I heard saying. To Him who sits on the throne, and to the lamb, be blessings and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever..
May Jesus Reign now on this earth. May people repent and stop fighting. God lives forever!!

Grant Windholz
February 24, 2024

Lord God Almighty, please bring honesty and understanding to a war America cannot fix! We obviously cannot continue dumping millions of dollars into a mindless proxy war against Russia!!! It’s all political and we can’t afford it since 2022. Lord God please rationale to this broken government 🙏 😢. America humble ourselves and give God the glory!!!!

Brian Lynch
February 24, 2024

Lord Jesus, I lift up this horrible mess that Ukraine has had to endure for two years now. I pray for the people in this nation who don’t know You. By Your grace ,let them come to you in this time of dire need. I also pray for unity among believers in this war-torn nation. Please continue to use IFU in a mighty way in reaching and helping those in need in Ukraine. Thank you, Jesus.

February 24, 2024

Father, please bring your peace to Ukraine. And please open doors for my sister to be part of this as she feels you are calling her to do. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Brenda Finch
February 24, 2024

IFA is ill-informed on Ukraine’s war and has not done it’s due diligence. The corruption is, and has been rampant for decades. There is no accountability for where the billions and billions of dollars that the current US government has been sending to Ukraine. In addition, it is dangerously naive’ to not be aware of the history behind Russia and thus why there was an “invasion” of Ukraine. It is written that “My people perish for lack of knowledge.” The lack of “due diligence” evidenced in this article is not only nauseating, but downright “scary”. God HELP us.

    Terri B
    February 24, 2024

    Our own country is involved in the dirty deeds of the Ukrainian government. We have secret bio labs over there! My gosh! There is too much main stream media watching going on! They are lying. Go to the Epoch times, or even lifesite news magazine. I’m praying for the Ukrainian people who are caught in the middle of a dirty war! Pray for our Country to get back to God because our leaders are way off course!!!


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