BLESSING: A Blessing Prayer For A Journey, by Edward Hays

A Blessing Prayer For A Journey Edward Hays

From: Pray All Ways

Blessed are You, Lord, my God,
for You have created a wide and wonderful world
in which I may travel.
Be my ever-near companion, O Holy Guide of Travelers,
each time that I journey,
and spread the road before me
with beauty and adventure.
May all the highways ahead of me
be free of harm and evil.
May I be accompanied by Your holy spirits,
Your angelic messengers
as were the holy ones of days past.

On each trip may I take with me,
as part of my traveling equipment,
a heart wrapped in wonder with which to rejoice
in all that I shall meet.

Along with the clothing of wonder,
may I have room in my luggage
for a mystic map
by which I can find the invisible meanings
of the events of this journey—
of possible disappointments and delays,
of possible breakdowns and rainy day troubles.
Always awake to Your sacred presence,
to Your divine compassionate love,
may I see in all that happens to me,
in the beautiful and the bad,
the mystery of Your holy plan.

May the blessing of God, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
be upon me whenever I venture out on a journey
and bring me home again in safety and peace.

Amen+

2 Comments on BLESSING: A Blessing Prayer For A Journey, by Edward Hays

  1. Love this prayer!

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