Prayer for Setting Out on Pilgrimage

God of the guiding star,
the bush that blazes,
show me your way.

God of the stormy seas,
the bread that nourishes,
teach me your truth.

God of the still, small voice,
the wind that blows
where it chooses,
fill me with life.

God of the elements,
of our inward
and outward journeys,
set my feet on your road today,
and bless me with a safe journey.

Let your presence be my vanguard
and my rear guard,
and may you be at the end
as surely as you are at the beginning,
in Jesus' name, amen.

[Based on a prayer found in This is the Day: Readings and Meditations from the Iona Community, Neil Paynter, ed., Glasgow, UK: Wild Goose Publications, 2002]

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