Pilgrims’ Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, you were a pilgrim in this Holy Land. Now you lead and guide us on our pilgrimage. Protect us as we travel, and bless those who wait for our return. As we follow in your steps, we ask the grace to keep our eyes on you. Open our hearts that we may find you not only in ancient stones, but in your people and in each other. Let your words be a fire burning within us. Write your Gospel upon our hearts. Give us a spirit of prayer lest we return full of facts but without grace and love. All this we ask in your most holy name. Amen.
(adapted from Stephen Doyle)