We are grateful to Confluence: A Center for Spirituality in the Diocese of Missouri for providing us with prayers throughout our bishop search, election and transition process. 

We encourage everyone to continue to pray for Bishop Wayne Smith as he begins his retirement, and for Bishop-elect Deon Johnson as he begins his leadership in the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

We thank the Rev. Paul Metzler for serving as chaplain to the bishop nominees and for his continued pastoral guidance as we move forward in the transition phase. 

Prayers for the
Bishop-Elect and Diocese of Missouri
Transition to the Ordination & Seating of the New Bishop

CONFLUENCE, a Center for Spirituality in the Diocese of Missouri, offers the following prayers for the month leading up to the ordination of Deon K. Johnson as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

We encourage you to use these prayers as individuals, groups and parishes as we make our way toward ordination on June 13.


Good and gracious God, in this time of pandemic we stand on the threshold of a new era for our world and our diocese.  As we cross into that future hand in hand with thankfulness with our new Bishop-elect, Deon Johnson, pour upon us an abundance of your grace and guidance that together we may seek to be about the building up of your Kingdom in this place.  We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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