GAPortlandLogoAs the final details for the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church(USA) are coming together, let us join in praying for the commissioners and staff from our 171 presbyteries, who will be gathering June 18-25 in Portland, Oregon to conduct the business of the church as well as to gather for worship, fellowship, discussion and study.

Let us especially remember our commissioners, TE Bob Kelley, RE Marshall Hansen and YAAD Eva Karttunen.  Also attending as staff, Stated Clerk Joan Jeffers along with RE Bob Jeffers, RE Melva O’Neill, TE Ed Luckett and RE Elaine Noble..

Let us pray:

God of sound and silence,
please give us hearts, minds and spirits that can listen.

Help us to hear your Spirit’s words to us
as we discern our way forward as a church.

Help us to hear the voice of Christ
calling us to follow with no looking back.

Help us to hear a world
crying for the gospel and for justice.

Help us to listen to our neighbor
with no filters, no judgment and no selfishness.

Use the General Assembly of the PC(USA) to be your tool
to create a world that reflects your realm on earth.

Amen.

(From the Minute for Mission, by the Reverend Gradye Parsons May 11, 2016)