“It is a great pleasure that today thousands of people have gathered here on Volodymyr’s Hill together with the leaders of the churches of Ukraine, members of the Nationwide Council of Churches and Religious Organizations,” President Petro Poroshenko said at the end of the prayer.
The Head of State said: “It was decided to conduct a prayer for Ukraine today on the “day of silence”. For the wisdom of the Ukrainian people, for the will of God, for God to help Ukraine defend its independence”.
He emphasized the importance of the key request of today’s prayer – the unity of all churches, the unity of the state, the unity of the people and the unity of the nation.
“You heard that today we also prayed for our soldiers who gave their lives for the Ukrainian land, for our freedom. And we prayed for wisdom – the wisdom of the people, which tomorrow will determine the future of Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko said.
“I firmly believe that the Lord will hear our prayers. The Lord will save Ukraine. The Lord will preserve our unity,” the Head of State emphasized.
“Today, most of the leaders of the churches have been calling for the elections to be held calmly tomorrow. And for us it is extremely important to ensure fair and free elections. To protect and preserve the expression of will of the citizens, the Ukrainian people. And I am firmly convinced that it will be so,” the President emphasized and noted that he had prayed for it.