Prayer Before a Journey
Lord our God, before you there are no secrets;
nothing is hidden from your eyes
and nothing happens without your permission.
Grant me the happiness of beginning this trip
entrusted to you;
permit me to go and to return in peace and tranquility,
in your infinite love and mercy.
Accompany me with your loving security
and direct my footsteps
with the steady love of your heart,
keeping me always close to you, Lord.
May I see clearly the obstacles
of my journey,
and may I keep safe from affliction and despair,
thanks to your blessing and care.
Blessed are you, O Eternal God;
you have protected me in such a way
that by the light of your presence
I shall always find new roads
and fulfilling answers to my yearnings.