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You and Then Us: A Lenten Prayer | Seminary Student Blogger

March 26, 2013

Amy Gilbaugh

Amy is contributing a series of Lenten prayers leading up to the celebration of Easter. You can read her introduction here; day 1 here; day 2 here.

You came to us, in all Your glory. And we were confused because You were riding a donkey.

You said You would bring us peace. And we were confused because You didn't start a war.

You joined us to Your side in partnership and love. And we were confused that You would ask us to stay awake to pray in the middle of the night.

You said You were a revolutionary. And we were confused when You told us to stop cutting off ears.

You committed no sin. And we were confused when You remained silent to Your accusers.

You assured us all of heaven was Yours. And we were confused why You did not employ those angels.

You said all authority was given You. And we were confused You did not come down as we beckoned.

You promised us You would rise again. And we went back to fishing.

You, and then us.

You in all Your action.

Us in our faulty responses.

We are not a people of clear seeing, Good Master. We need Your Light because we cannot see. We need Your voice because we cannot hear. We need You because we cannot understand.

And so we ask…

In the Name of the Ever-Acting One we pray, even Jesus.

Amen.

Hi, friend. I'm Amy. Mostly, I’m just another twenty-something trying to figure out the stuff of life. I am a nerdy seminary student who loves the smell of old books and early mornings in the library. I am an artist wanabee, a liberal to the conservative and conservative to the liberal, guilty social justice groupie, and a recovering Bible know-it-all with the unreal ability to put my foot in my mouth an astonishing number of times each day. I am a sister to eight of the most hysterical creatures ever created. Good theology, used book stores, and autumn make me giddy. I preach passionately, think deeply, and ask too many questions. I write prayers, poetry and prose. I write about preaching bad and good, gender roles in the Church, the sacraments, stupid things we do on Sunday, politics, and almost everything else that you are not supposed to discuss in polite company. I also blog at oneyellowbird.blogspot.com. Welcome to the journey.

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