He’s suffering from stomach cancer, requiring surgery, and he has a case of Parkinson’s disease. Vladimir Putin is now in need of the mercy of God and could benefit from the prayers of good Russians, even the former ones in Ukraine, but he has given them little motivation. Are we, as Christians, going to fill the breach?
Each of us may someday be in a similar situation, and though Christ asked us to pray for our enemies, does that include ones who threaten nuclear annihilation? I’m sure if Vladimir asked God for mercy, he’d get it, but does he even believe? There is already a judgment here.