Creator of All,
Including this day’s journey,
I kneel before you to ask that your Spirit
Stir my sluggish soul to recognize the path
You’ve mapped out for me to travel today.
I need you to make the way straight,
Because as you know,
I am loathe to check the compass often,
And rely far too much on dead reckoning.
May I be a pleasant traveling companion this day,
And not get so focused on covering enough ground
That I fail to note the condition of strangers
And climbing companions alike.
When I come upon one whose load chafes,
Give me the compassion and control
To slow, so I may walk with them for a time
And perhaps carry some of their load.
Help me follow on your heels, pace me.
Help me appreciate the terrain in all its rugged beauty.
Kerry Peterson January 2013