Images of Hope: a Ukrainian Child Prays for Peace

by | Apr 2, 2022 | Conflict in Ukraine, News | 3 comments

The conflict in Ukraine has filled the social networks with shocking, even appalling, images and videos of what the people are suffering from the indiscriminate Russian attacks on the civilian population. Similarly, this news is repeated on all the television and radio news programs. Along with the crudeness of the images and videos, they add comments from experts and statistical data that unfold the reality of a war conflict that should never have begun. The whole world watches in horror and amazement, stunned by the violence and not quite knowing what to expect.

But there are also images that bring us hope and comfort our hearts. In the video below, a little boy, about 4 or 5 years old, humbly bows before the cross of the Savior and, piously raising his small hands, sings a short prayer asking for an end to war and for peace to reign:

Save us, O Son of God, Thou who art risen from the dead.
We sing alleluia to You.
God and Lord, save our Ukraine.
God and Lord, we love You

Let us pray to our good Father with the confidence of this child, knowing that God never disregards the prayers of his children, sharing the pain and hope “at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18).




  1. Fran Green

    What a sweet child! I’m sure his prayer went straight as an arrow to the Father’s heart!

    • Elizabeth

      Lord have mercy on your people in Ukraine. Answer the reverrent prayer of this little boy. Protect and heal them with your Precious Blood Lord. Hevenly Father though YourMercy and Grace amen

  2. Terry OConnell

    Wow , heart reaching.God Bless that boy very special.