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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 Bamberg

Amy Leigh is an Alabama native, but never drinks sweet tea or cheers for the Crimson Tide. Ever. She grew up working on her family’s cattle and catfish farm, shucking corn, slinging cow patties, and singing in the church choir. But, she longed for more. She attended Auburn University and studied horticulture. She worked for several years in the commercial and residential sectors of the green industry. Then she joined the staff of a local church, where she developed systems and structures for various ministries with the goal of equipping and empowering the church to serve effectively while being pastored personally.  She attended Dallas Theological Seminary to study theology. Her coursework focused on subjects such as the theology of the body, theology of beauty, and the role of women in ministry. This season confirmed her passions for writing, preaching, and pastoring and provided a cohesive biblical framework for their expression. Amy Leigh works as a free-lance landscape designer, consultant, author, and teacher. She endeavors to equip believers to accurately handle Scriptures, edify them through educational ministries, and encourage them throughout their spiritual transformation. And she still longs for more, which is why her articles address topics such as faith, culture, creation, the church, and relationships.