By Rev. Nicole Abdnour
God of Wisdom and Truth,
through the gift of your Holy Spirit you have called the church into being
and continue to breathe into it life.
Be with all members of the 222nd General Assembly;
open their hearts and minds to your creative work within the church.
Make us grateful for the faith you have given to each commissioner,
and help us to acknowledge that they too are seeking to be faithful,
even when we do not agree on what is faithful.
Help the General Assembly approach the work with energy, intelligence, imagination and love.
Provide people the courage and wisdom to speak when they should speak;
grant them discernment to know the times they should refrain from speaking.
In all things, may your Spirit rule and guide all our actions,
so the church may be joined in love and service to Jesus the Christ.
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