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Personalizing Our Prayers

Sometimes we can feel disconnected from world events that feel far away from our own busy lives. We may be bombarded by news headlines and broadcasts about the war in Ukraine, yet not really let it impact us on a deeper level because of the physical distance and our own feelings of security we take for granted, but nestle into daily.

Here's a photo of Yaroslava from Vinnitsya, Ukraine. We connected a while back via Instagram because of our similar account names. Mine is BibleQuiltJournal and hers is BibleQuilt.

She welcomes prayer for her family, church community, and their country as they continue to be embattled in the turmoil of war.

Yaroslava is posting some of her embroidery about Bible stories, sharing the gospel as well as poignant vignettes of current situations. You may be interested in following her Insta feed.

Her recent post showed a map of light pollution over Russia and Ukraine...and how Ukraine has transformed into a dark spot as a protection against intruders. She shared about Jesus being the Light of the World. (John 9:5)

"Even in our darkest times, we can still lift our eyes to Him,

and let Him fill us with His light." - Yaroslava

Some of us have done some BQJ pages to focus our prayers on the needs of Ukraine. Use code UKRAINE to get this download free.

When you post your BQ pages and use #biblequiltjournal, consider adding #biblequilt, too, and that will further connect us together with Yaroslava, too. If you do this Ukraine prayer page, add #prayforukraine 🇺🇦 and please share in the comment section below this post.

We discussed the template in the March BQ Chat on Zoom if you'd like to hear other ideas:

I don't know about you, but it helps to personalize my prayers... even if it's just one name. God knows all the local details and can use our collective prayers for His purposes.

Lord, hear our prayers.🙏💛💙

"...petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people - for rulers and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." 1 Timothy 2:1-2
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