A journey prayer

Daily Reading for July 1

The path I walk, Christ walks it.

May the land in which I am be without sorrow.

May the Trinity protect me wherever I stay,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The ninefold people of heaven of holy cloud,

the tenth force of the stout earth.

Favorable company, they come with me,

so that the Lord may not be angry with me.

May I arrive at every place, may I return home;

may the way in which I spend be a way without loss.

May every path before me be smooth,

man, woman, and child welcome me.

A truly good journey!

Well does the fair Lord show us a course, a path.

A Celtic journey prayer, quoted in Celtic Spirituality, translated and introduced by Oliver Davies, a volume in The Classics of Western Spirituality series (New York: Paulist Press, 1999).

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