A Prayer for the Start of a Pilgrimage

Lord God, Heavenly Father,We thank you for protecting those who seek you And for guiding those who hope for you. We pray now for your blessing Now as we enter our pilgrimage. Save us from all evil, let no harm come upon us. Protect our bodies and our souls. Help us to be ready For what you reveal to us on our way, and when we reach our goal, help us to listen to your voice afresh And be open to the renewal Of our life and faith in you. -Anon