Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Prayer for Saturday, June 29, 2013


We thank you, O God, for the privilege of travel.

Thank you for the infrastructure that allows us to get around safely; thank you for those who work hard to design it, to build it, and to maintain it. Thank you for the privilege we have as a community of citizens to share the cost through the paying of taxes and fees.

Thank you for the opportunity to expand our horizons and to broaden our experience through travel. Guard us against the notion that because we have visited a place and have sojourned briefly among a people that we understand it or them; at the same time, through such visits give us a little more understanding of what life is like for people who live in different circumstances than we do.

Thank you for the blessing of getting away; thank you for the blessing of coming back.


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