My Prayer

"Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping, that awake we may watch with Christ and asleep we may rest in peace."*

Gather us wandering, O Lord, and govern us gathered, that united we may image Christ and waiting we may worship him.

Grieve us wronging, warring, wasting, O Lord, that waivering we may receive forgiveness and walk in your love.

Greet us weeping and worrying, O Lord, that while saddened we may hope and gladdened we may share joy.

Grapple with us wallowing, O Lord, and grip us boasting, that searching we may reach for Christ and satisfied we may celebrate provision.

Gratify your will. Glorify your name. Yours, O Lord, is the Kingdom and power and glory without end. Amen.


*Excerpt from The Book of Common Prayer

Amy Leigh is a writer, landscape designer, organizational development specialist, and teacher living in Dallas, Texas. Her articles address themes in faith, culture, creation, the church, theology of the body, theology of women, and relationships.