Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple


A Prayer for Travelers

posted by Mark Herringshaw

My wife and I will be traveling today, flying from our home in St. Paul Minnesota to Hawaii’s big island of Kona. Jill and I both will be attending important meetings there, so there is real business involved. But the fact that there’s still a heavy snowpack on the ground here and in Kona it’s in the low 80’s doesn’t hurt! We’ll have plenty of time to enjoy our visit.

Still, travel – and getting ready to travel – has its own stresses. We both had to work very hard – for much of last week in fact – to get things in order in our areas of responsibility here. And we’re leaving behind four disappointed and somewhat frustrated kids. That beyond doubt is our greatest regret and fear. How will they all do? Our two college-age daughters will do fine caring for their younger brothers. We’re confident in them. But still, it’s a long way to be away from home…

So we are praying, and we will pray. There are dangers of course in travel itself. But even more, there are unknown threats in leaving home and in leaving those who are not coming along. We are so “out of control.” It’s time to give this time to God.

Here’s a prayer for anyone traveling.

“God, you have given us feet to move, and a mind to imagine new things and places and people. You have made us to travel and explore your wonderful world. Thank you for this gift. Still, this world over which we move is wrought with dangers and threats. When we travel, we are vulnerable. Please protect our steps. Protect us on the road, and in the air. Send an angel of protection to accompany us. Shield us from evil and the Evil One who would use this opportunity to bring destruction. Bring us safely there and back home again. And while we’re gone, protect those we leave behind. Keep the peace and secure the boundaries of our home. Assign and angel of protection to stand guard over our property and our loved ones, our children, and our friends and family. Keep us healthy and guard us from sickness, injury, accident and violence. Give wisdom to those flying the airplane and driving the vehicles, and keep the machinery working properly. Moderate the weather on our travels. And even now, begin to prepare us and the places we will visit, so that we can meet you there. In fact, Lord, come with us. Join us on this journey and be our companion and guide and protector and provider. In Jesus we pray…”



Previous Posts

Forgive to be Forgiven
"But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Mark 11:25 Forgiveness is a key that will open any door in your life. While it isn't easy, it is easier than wallowing in the pain of unforgiveness. Neithe

posted 11:43:28am Oct. 29, 2014 | read full post »

His Purpose is My Purpose
  My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10b Jesus's purpose statement was stated here in John 10. The context is the beautiful illustration Jesus gave us of the sheep and the shepherd. He cares for His sheep. We are His sheep and He is taking us to a place where we c

posted 5:57:37pm Oct. 27, 2014 | read full post »

Hurry Up and Don't Delay
I will hurry, without delay, to obey your commands. Psalm 119:60 We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. John 9:4 Our society is constantly in a hurry. We want instant everything. Living a hurried life is not God's pl

posted 11:52:10am Oct. 24, 2014 | read full post »

Freedom From Boredom, Addiction, Depression
Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31,32 Being faithful to the teachings of Jesus is the key to knowing the truth. That truth is the key to our f

posted 11:22:50am Oct. 21, 2014 | read full post »

A Prayer For Our Kids Today
If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not let them influence you! Jeremiah 15:19b We utter hundreds of words a day. How many of them are constructive? Oh that we would be obedient to the countless commands in Scripture to guar

posted 11:20:50am Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.