Prayer for Traveling Mercies
By Stephen W. Hiemstra
As the Psalmist writes: where shall I go to escape from your presence?
If I climb up in the heavens or dig deep in the earth, you are with me.
If I fly to the rising sun or hide under the sea,
even there you take me by the hand and guide me.
If I think to myself, ah ha, the dark of night hides me,
even the darkness is like the noon day sun to you (Ps 139:7-12).
Thank you, Lord, for being ever near, caring for us—
even when our strength fails us; even when our minds go blank; even when we are not our best.
Place your hedge of protection around the ones we love as they journey through life carelessly
and bring them back to us again through the power of your Holy Spirit.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.
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