Monday, 12 August 2013

Pilgrim prayer

O God, who brought your servant Abraham
Out of the land of the Chaldeans
Protecting him in his wanderings,
Who guided the Hebrew people across the desert,
We ask you to watch over us, your servants,
As we walk in the love of your name to Santiago de Compostela  .
Be for us our companion on the walk
Our guide at the crossroads, our breath in the weariness
Our protection in danger,  our albergue on the Camino
Our shade in the heat, our light in the darkness
Our consolation in our discouragements
And our strength in our intentions
So that with your guidance we may arrive safe and sound
At the end of the road and enriched with grace and virtue
We return safely to our homes filled with joy.
In the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen
Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us.
Saint James.  Pray for us.

During the pilgrimage I would encounter various versions of this prayer . I tried to pray it each morning before I set out. The use of Abraham as the paradigm is significant . His journey which was both physical and spiritual is what each pilgrim tries to imitate.

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