Today, Russia launched an unprovoked military invasion against the people of Ukraine. United Methodist Church Bishop Christian Alsted - of the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area - is asking for United Methodists to stand with the United Methodists in Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in intercessory prayer for protection, reconciliation and peace.
We pray especially for Bishop Eduard Khegay, bishop of Russia and Ukraine, for wisdom and grace as he shepherds congregations on both sides of the conflict.
Friends, the words of St. Paul encourages us to “suffer together with those that suffer.” (1 Corinthians 12:26a)
For the sake of your sorrowful passion, dear Lord, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr.
Great Plains Conference
Download the letter from Bishop Christian Alsted, Baltic and Nordic episcopal area