By the good Lord’s gracious hand, The Lay Artiste will, in a matter of hours, be flying over the big, blue ocean to the Holy Land!
We ask readers to please pray for the safety of all those who will be traveling to the Holy Land and that God will use each member of the group mightily, *among other things.
Prayers given in the comments section are most welcome!
Prayers are offered below, as well as beautiful artworks commemorating but a small few of the biblical moments that took place in the Holy Land.
Here is a great psalm to pray as a traveler’s prayer.
A song of ascents.
1I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
A Prayer for Travelers (1979 Boook of Common Prayer):
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole
creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve
those who travel [in particular _______________]; surround
them with your loving care; protect them from every danger;
and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
A Prayer for Protection (1979 Book of Common Prayer):
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and
prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the
attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the
changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be
defended by thy gracious and ready help; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
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