It’s Painful, but can we Pray for Putin to find the Peace — The Only Path Forward

Pamela Conley Ulich
3 min readMar 1, 2022
Pray for Ukraine

It’s been hard to get to sleep.

It’s been hard to turn off the news.

It’s been hard to witness a 6 year old die before our eyes and a Doctor asking all to show Putin the video. ‘Show this to Putin’ pleads doctor as six-year-old child dies after shelling in Mariupol | ITV News

It’s hard for anyone with a heart to make sense of the war being waged now in Ukraine, but here we are. It’s time for collective humanity to to do the hard work to really understand how and why we are here today.

The Presidents of Ukraine and Russia appear to have very different leadership styles.

In 2019, during his inaugural address in 2019, Ukraine’s President Zelensky told lawmakers: “I do not want my picture in your offices: the President is not an icon, an idol or a portrait. Hang your kids’ photos instead, and look at them each time you are making a decision.”

In 2019, Russia’s Putin, on the other hand, signed a law that will allow him to remain in office longer than Stalin.

I didn’t consider these things, in 2019 when they happened, but the world can see how these statements and values can be seen today — as it appears one President is concerned about children, the other about power.

Here we are, four days after the Russian invasion. All I can do is pray.

Why pray?

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Pamela Conley Ulich

Girl from Kansas living the California dream. Believes we can make the world better when we search for truth and bring love every day. PamelaConleyUlich.com