As you, Lord, watch over the stranger,
upholding the orphan, the widow;
As you, Holy One, keep watch
on the nations;
so make me watch for you,
O my strength;
make my soul to wait for you,
more than the one watching for the morning. Amen.
(Psalms 146:9, 56:7, 130:6, 59:9).
Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. Her ministry is currently both in a parish where she works with children and young people and as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice.
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