Friday, January 18, 2008

Traveler's Prayer

Hey all, I am guest blogging for Jeanne as she is probably in mid-air by the time you all read this.

I am posting here a traditional Jewish prayer to say at the onset of a journey. I didn't think Jean would mind.

"May it be Your will, Lord, My God and God of my ancestors, to lead me, to direct my steps, and to support me in peace. Lead me in life, tranquil and serene, until I arrive at where I am going. Deliver me from every enemy, ambush and hurt that I might encounter on the way and from all afflictions that visit and trouble the world. Bless the work of my hands. Let me receive divine grace and those loving acts of kindness and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all those I encounter. Listen to the voice of my appeal, for you are a God who responds to prayerful supplication. Praised are you, Lord, who responds to prayer."

I think this is rather appropriate. Safe journey Sister Jeanne. We look forward to word that all is well, the skies are blue and the weather suitably balmy.