That’s what Church means. It means that no matter how far apart we are from fellow believers, they’re still our brothers and sisters in Christ. We serve the same Lord and live in the same fallen world and share the same hope that the risen Christ will return soon to set all to rights.
Lord, forgive me when I think that all Christians look and think like me. Forgive me when I think that my experience is the same everywhere, or that my concerns and struggles are the only ones that matter.
Be with Your people in Ukraine. Be their shield and their fortress, a mighty refuge in time of trouble. Be their Prince of Peace tonight, and may your true peace prevail over all the guns and bombs and planes and attacks. Turn the hearts of the Russian leaders from war to peace. May the name of Jesus be made known in the middle of the chaos so as to draw men and women and children to your saving power.
Above all, I pray the prayer that has never failed: may Your will above all others be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Amen.