Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 377

March 8, 2023
Capuchin Communications

March 8, 2023

A calmer night, but only in our areas. Bakhmut and defenders of our independence in our hearts and prayers. Yesterday in the evening alarms in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
The morning of the war. Peaceful, but uncertain.

March 8. There is always an opportunity to pray for women. We especially commend to God’s mercy, women, grandmothers, mothers, wives, sisters who have suffered in this war. God is love. (photo)

The Word… We are at war, living in war, trepidation all around, but thanks to God and God’s Word, we don’t have to live by war and the spirit of war….
Let us pray this Word Ps 31:
“For I heard many whispering: ‘There is terror all around!’
Against me they gather, intending to take my life.
But I put my trust in You, O Lord, and say, ‘You are my God.’
In Your hand are my destinies, deliver me from the hands of my enemies and persecutors.”
Prophet Isaiah:
“Hear me, O Lord, and listen to the voice of my adversaries! Is evil paid for good? And they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You to intercede on their behalf, to turn away Your wrath from them.”
The Word of the Lord… “You know that the rulers of the nations oppress them, and the great ones make their power felt. It shall not be so with you. But whoever would become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever would be first among you, let him be your slave, like the Son of Man, who came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Lord, convert us, and we will convert to you…

We live in a war, we do not live by war.

Kharkiv (from Mrs. Tania P.):

Peace. Today I was in my hometown of Saltivka (Kharkiv district). Kiryl was escorted on his last journey. There were a lot of his friends from the war.
I passed by the family Metro station… tragedy… (photo)

America (info from America on Ukrainian tv stations):
Ukraine is preparing for a counteroffensive. (photo)

Not living by war. First since the beginning of the war, lighting of important objects, signs in the city. (photo)

News from the brothers:

Lviv (Br. Sergey Voronyuk):
Celebrating the name day of brother Casimir. (photo)

Jesus lives!