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Reverend Matt


Prayers from the Prayer Book for the Armed Services

Before Travel
O God, our beginning and our end, you kept Abraham and Sarah in safety throughout the days of their pilgrimage, you led the children of Israel through the midst of the seas, and by a star you led the magi to the infant Jesus.  Protect and guide us now as we set out to travel.  Make our ways safe and our homecomings joyful, and bring us at last to our heavenly home, where You dwell in glory with our Lord Jesus Christ and the life-giving Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. (p.62)

Travel Prayer
God of surprising grace, meet me today along the road, wherever my travels may take me.  Open my eyes to see You, and let my heart burn with joy, knowing Your near presence and Your unfailing love.  Amen. (p. 42)

The following references apply and may also be used:  

HOLY BIBLE: Psalm 121
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
HOLY BIBLE: Exodus 23:20 
Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place I have prepared.
HOLY BIBLE: Psalm 91
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.