The vacationer’s prayer

God of creation,
God of rest,
God who guides,
God who protects,
Lead us on this vacation journey.

Keep us from harm on our travels,
as we step out of our safe routines;
Keep us from vacating our lives, leaving you behind,
as we vacate our homes;
Keep us from moving too quickly to notice,
as we encounter new people and new corners of your world;
Keep us from the exhaustion of too much activity,
as we seek rest from our overly programmed lives.

May we engage with you;
May we engage with new friends unlooked for;
May we engage with this glorious creation;
May we engage with our own souls;
That we may return home
Rested,
Joyful,
Prayerful,
Fully alive.
Amen.

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