celtic preayers

Prayers on a theme of journeying

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In my journeying with you,
may I never lose my sense of direction,
never lose sight of the landmark
towards which I travel.
And should cloud or rain obscure my vision,
may I draw closer to you,
so that my feet may tread
in your footsteps,
your words be my encouragement,
and your love my protection
against the storms that assail me.

 


 


Your light is the only light I need
as I travel through life's mystery.
Your word the only voice I hear,
that still small voice that leads me
to the place where I should be.
Your presence is the only company I need,
as I walk this narrow road.
Your fellowship the warmth I crave
to help me on my way

 


 

 

In all our travelling
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In our journeying to work and returning
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

Within our homes and families
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In our leisure time together
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In difficult situations and conflict
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

As we stumble on the way
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In the travelling of our faith
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

As we place our trust in you
ALL: May your footsteps guide us

In all our travelling. Lord,
may it be your footsteps
in which we place our feet

 


 

Yours, Lord is the Glory
in everything I see;
a country scene,
mountain stream,
sunrise, sunset, rain and snow.
Yours, Lord is the Glory
wherever I might go

Yours, Lord is the Glory
in everything I hear;
a roaring sea,
bumblebee,
laughter, loving, a tender poem.
Yours, Lord is the Glory
wherever I might go

Yours, Lord is the Glory
in everything I feel;
a special place,
warm embrace,
accepted, helped to become whole

 


 

 

Your life was a journey
from the moment you were born.
From birth to death.
From Bethlehem's stable
to Calvary's cross.
How often we fail to understand,
that the conclusion of your journey
was inevitable,
that you understood this
from the very beginning,
and yet still walked the path
that was yours to take.
By comparison
the many choices we make
in our life seem trivial,
the twists and turns we choose
are often taken on impulse,
with no clear comprehension of the outcome.
Thank you, Jesus.
Thank you that you loved humankind enough
to make that journey,
even as you felt the pain of rejection,
the pain of the lashes,
the pain of the nails,
the pain of the cross.

 


 

 

Our walk with God
is never a lonely walk,
it is a family occasion,
if taken in the company
of God's children.
If we lag behind,
there are those who will turn
and offer words of encouragement,
hold out a hand and offer assistance
over stiles and other obstacles,
share refreshment,
help us from our knees
when we stumble.

Our walk with God
is never a lonely walk.
It is a joyful experience,
as along the path others join us,
attracted by the company
of God's children,
singing the same songs of praise
that angels sing,
following a path
worn down by tears and joy,
and sacrifice.
Our walk with God
is never a lonely walk,
for he walks with us,
on a track that leads
to a glorious destination.

 


 

 

For each step that I might take
Be my guide, O Lord of life.
For each load that I might bear
Be my strength, O Lord of life.
For each mountain I might face
Be my power, O Lord of life.
For each river that might impede
Be my safety, O Lord of life.
For each place where I might rest
Be my peace, O Lord of life.
For each sunrise and sunset
Be my joy, O Lord of life.

 


 

Lord, we would grow with you,
New shoots reaching out,
Hands stretched upward,
Like leaves newly formed,
Soaking up your light and warmth.
Lord, we would grow with you

Lord, we would grow with you,
In sunshine and rain,
In darkness and light,
In cold days and summer days,
From Springtime to Winter.
Lord, we would grow with you

Lord, we would grow with you,
And bring forth fruit,
That is pleasing to you,
Fed by your living water,
Giving sustainance to others.
Lord, we would grow with you

 


 

Stepping out with you
is an adventure
is stepping out into
unknown places
following
unmarked paths
facing
uncertain dangers
meeting
unpopular people
Stepping out with you
is an adventure
in faith

 


 

Let my eyes
be your eyes
sharing compassion
warmth and love
Let my hands
be your hands
bringing healing
with their touch
Let my ears
be your ears
listening where
there is need
Let my words
be your words
bringing comfort
joy and peace


 

Use these hands to carry the burden
Use this voice to carry your word
Use these feet to walk in your footsteps
Use this heart to transform the world

 


 

I have no plans for this day
No destination in mind
No stops planned along the way
I am stepping out in faith
With you as my guide
I shall walk where you lead
Follow where you tread
Rest where you lay me down
Drink from the water
That you will supply
And arriving
Know that I am refreshed