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

May 16, 2017

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 [...]

PRAYER: Prayers For The Journey (Celtic)

September 10, 2012

The whole idea of the journey is basic to humanity.  I think of the universality of the image of the quest, the myths of the odyssey or the search for the Holy Grail, the many stories of wandering and exodus.  The monastic life has always been that of continual conversion, moving on, the never-ending transformation of the old into the new. —    Esther de Waal, The Celtic Way of Prayer The path I walk, Christ walks it Saint Columba The path I walk, Christ walks it. May the land in which I am be without sorrow. May the Trinity protect me wherever I stay, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Bright angels walk with me — dear presence — in every dealing. In every dealing I pray them that no one’s poison may reach me. The ninefold people [...]