Prayer for April 6: Please pray with me. God of travelers, guide the path of the traveler. But also help us to see that we are all travelers – we are on the journey of faith in our lives and in the journey of life in faith. Your Word is a map for us to follow. You put people along the path to be guides and companions on the journey. You give us times of respite when we need it. We come across people who are with us on our journey for a time and then go. You offer us hostels to stay for a period of time – places that we call churches. Some us stay at a hostel for longer than others. But eventually our journey ends and our long-awaited sleep begins. We will sleep soundly until the dawn of the new day when you return and wake us from our sleep to the resurrection and a renewed, restored, and transformed world and life. We look forward to this time. Amen.
Prayer for January 9: Please pray with me. God who sends us to places, guide our steps. You call us to ventures that we don’t know and can’t understand. Yet, you see something and you send us. You give us faith to follow you and call on us to respond in trust. That’s a tall order though Lord. Especially for limited creatures who want to know the full story. Yet, I think we would run away in terror if we knew the whole story – it would overwhelm us. Give us what we need for the journey ahead – courage, strength, weakness, trust. Help us pack our bags that we will be taking along the journey – fill them with essentials like peace, grace, humility, listening, and love. Give us eye to see when those things we have taken with us need to be given away to other we meet on the journey. Amen.
Prayer for January 31: Please pray with me. God of humanity, today we pray for all people who are attempting to escape war. Accompany them on their journey to safety, comfort them in their loss, and give them hope for the future, regardless of where they can find a home. Amen.
Prayer for December 27: Please pray with me. On this third day of the Christmas season, we pray for all who travel – travel from one place to another, journey some place in their lives, go through events and challenges in their lives. Be with all who travel in all its forms. Amen.
Prayer for November 21: Please pray with me. God who travels, be with all those who would travel this week. Keep them safe and protect them on their journey. Give them peace in their travels so that they may be an instrument of peace to all those around them. Let them all bring your joy with them as they travel. Amen.
Prayer for August 25: Please pray with me. God of beginnings and endings, be with all of those who are beginning a new journey in their life and with those who are ending a journey. Often these two are the same, help us to see that these beginnings and endings are really a continuation of our life journey that God walks with us. Amen.
Prayer for July 7: Please pray with me. God who sends us on journeys, today we pray for all who journey through life, who answer your call, and who seek you out. Help us to hear your small still voice in our lives, to discern your wisdom from the constant barrage of noise that is nothing more than a loud clanging bang. Move us away from our constant desire to be entertained and distracted in the urgent so that we can see the road ahead more clearly, that we can reach out a hand to our fellow travelers, and we can answer your call for our lives. Amen.