GALLOWAY, Ohio — With special prayer services for peace, support for Ukraine was visible across Columbus.
The services came after Governor Mike DeWine declared Sunday, Feb. 27 as a Day of Prayer in Ohio honoring the people of Ukraine.
He called on Ohioans to set aside the day of prayer as a time "to show support for innocent civilians under attack by Russia."
Members of Grace Evangelical Church observed the day with prayers for eternal peace.
Church leaders said they're hopeful that Ukraine will survive.
"We're also praying and hoping that God will intervene, either in a miraculous way or through regular means, and this will cease, the evil will be quenched, and peace will come. We are very hopeful. We are very optimistic about that." said Alex Synyuk, secretary at Grace Evangelical Church.
The church started a Ukraine War Relief Fund and is working with local churches in Europe to provide transportation, shelter, and food for displaced Ukrainians.