Bishop Eduard Khegay
We mentioned Rev. Eduard Khegay in worship. Today, United Methodist Bishop Eduard Khegay serves the Eurasia Episcopal Area which includes Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and Kazakhstan. Imagine standing in the middle and being a person of peace in a world of war. Let us pray for Bishop Khegay, his family and the people of Ukraine and Russia.
Lord God, all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works come from you. Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments. Defend us also from the fear of our enemies that we may live in peace and quietness, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Savior, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Source of this version: Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal, © 1993 Northwestern Publishing House, Milwaukee, Wisc. U.S.A.
If you'd like to hear more of his story, click here for a short interview about his conversion to Christian faith and serving in this part of the world: