In any conflict in this fallen world, it is our first duty to pray for those who are suffering, especially our fellow Orthodox brethren.
In particular need of our prayers at this time are our fellow Christians of the Orthodox Christian Patriarchate of Georgia, led by His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II.
His Grace, Bp. BASIL has sent out this prayer:
PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE CAUCASUS: "O Master Who lovest mankind, King of the ages and Bestower of good things, Who hast destroyed enmity and givest peace to the human race: Grant peace even now unto all Thy servants who dwell in the lands of the Caucasus. Establish among our nations love one for another; quell every uprising; and allay all dissent and temptations. Grant unto them, O Lord, health and oneness of mind, protect them from all tribulations, afflictions and sudden death; bring an end to all enmity and malice which ariseth through the activity of the devil. Plant peace, O Lord, through the intercessions of the holy Theotokos, of the holy Apostle Andrew the First-called, of the first hierarchs of Moscow, of the holy Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles, and of the Great Martyr George the Victorious. For Thou art our Peace, and we send up glory unto Thee—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit—now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen."
Icon: St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles