In light of the horrific events of recent days, I am revisiting something I wrote last year: God as Judge: Praying the Imprecatory Psalms. If we can still pray these today, then I have the perfect prayer for Russian President Vladimir Putin taken from Psalm 109:8:
May his days be few; may another take his office!
Let all the people say: Amen! (Psalm 106:48)
And while we're at it, let's remember to pray for the people of Ukraine who are valiantly fighting for their freedom and for ordinary Russians who mostly oppose this war.
May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace! (Psalm 29:11)