Journey

“Set up road signs;
       put up guideposts.
       Take note of the highway,
       the road that you take. “
Jeremiah 31:21

    

Yesterday I was reading my treasured Celtic Daily Prayer book and read an excerpt from “Brendan’s Journey”, that narrates a sea voyage of exploration led by Brendan, a beloved Celtic Saint.  The last portion is a prayer beautifully depicts hearts and emotions embarking on new adventures and spiritual journeys.  If you’re in a quiet place, I encourage you to read it out loud.

“Lord, I will trust You, 
help me to journey beyond the familiar
and into the unknown.
Give me the faith to leave old ways 
and break fresh ground with You.
Christ of the mysteries, can I trust You
to be stronger than each storm in me?
Do I still yearn for Your glory to lighten on me?
I will show others the care You’ve given me.
I determine amidst uncertainty
always to trust.
I choose to live beyond regret,
and let You recreate my life.
I believe You will make a way for me
and provide for me,
if only I trust You
and obey.
I will trust in the darkness and know
that my times are still in Your hand.
I will believe You for my future,
chapter by chapter, until all the story is written.
Focus my mind and my heart upon You, 
my attention always on You without alteration.
Strengthen me with Your blessing
and appoint to me the task.
Teach me to live with eternity in view.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven.
Feed me,
and, somehow,
make my obedience count for You.”

“But I trust in you, O LORD;
       I say, “You are my God.” 

My times are in your hands.”
Psalm 31:14-15

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