The Rev. Dr. Neal D. Presa, pastor of Middlesex Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Presbytery (NJ), was elected moderator of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Saturday evening, June 30, 2012.

Thank you to all those who showed their support.  Let us pray for our Church and continue the conversation!

For those interested in the prayer our younger son Andrew prayed at the installation on Saturday, June 30th, here it is:

“Heavenly Father, we all trust you are the Lord and Savior of all of us.

Bless the 220th General Assembly and may the Holy Spirit guide everyone in their work.

Lord, please choose what’s right for my dad. Watch over him while he travels. Give him wisdom and strength for the work that he’ll do and with the people that he will meet. Please protect my daddy.

Holy Spirit, give peace to Christians and churches around the world.

Please let us help the people who are hungry, forgotten and who live in places with violence.

Please help the Church with all the changes that are happening. Help us pray when we are scared, mad or confused. Help us to love one another, even though sometimes it’s really hard.

We all need prayer, but please help the people in Colorado and all the people fighting the fires.

Thank you for loving us. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.”

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