TODAY'S THEME: Travel Prayers
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May it be Your will, Lord my God, to lead me on the way of peace
and guide and direct my steps in peace, so that You will bring me
happily to my destination, safe and sound. Save me from danger
along the way. Give me good grace, kindness and favor in both Your
eyes and in the eyes of all whom I may meet. Hear this my prayer, for
you are a God who hears to the heart's supplication and communion.
Blessed are You, Lord our God, who hears prayer.

Tefillas HaDerech
Jewish prayer for travelers


Whenever the *Rebbe Rashab traveled to the countryside, he would
recite the Tikkun Leil Shavuos for the second time. After traveling some
four miles he would call the coach to a halt, wash his hands (netilas yadayim),
and recite the Prayer for Travelers. When traveling by wagon, he would
remain seated while he recited it; when in a train he would stand.

When he was away from home, even though he remained in the same
place for several months, he would recite the Prayer for Travelers
every day after the morning prayers...

Quoted from "The Book of Chabad-Lubavitch Customs"
Citation translated by Uri Kaploun

*Rebbe Rashab (Rabbi Sholom DovBer) , lived from 1860-1920
and was the fifth Rebbe of the Chabad dynasty. - Lisa

The Road

Here is the road: the light
comes and goes then returns again.
Be gentle with your fellow travelers
as they move through the world of stone and stars
whirling with you yet every one alone.
The road waits.
Do not ask questions but when it invites you
to dance at daybreak, say yes.
Each step is the journey; a single note the song.

Arlene Gay Levine

Excerpted from "Bless the Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998


Saint Raphael the Archangel, thou wast a faithful companion to the
young man, Tobias, on his long journey from Syria to Media, rescuing
him from many dangers and, in particular, from the danger of death in
river Tigris; we beseech thee with all our hearts to be a safe guide and
an angel of consolation to our dear ones on the long journey which
they must undertake in order to remove to foreign lands; do thou
keep them far from all dangers of body and soul, and grant that
they may come in safety to the haven of their desire.

A prayer to St. Raphael the Archangel

They shall feed along the roads,
And their pastures shall be on
all desolate heights.
They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them.
I will make each of My mountains a road,
And My highways shall be elevated.

Isaiah 49: 9-11
The Holy Bible
New King James Version


O Allah! Protect me and protect what is with me, and
deliver me to my destination. By Allah I commence my
journey; by Allah I seek to accomplish the purpose of
my journey; and by Muhammad I have set out...

Muslim prayer for travelers

And now, the Last Word:

Our Real Journey

It may be that when we no longer
know what to do,
we have come to our real work,
and when we no longer
know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.

Wendell Barry

From "Bless the Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998




















Bonus quote:

Even a good thing
isn't as good as nothing

Zen saying


On today's
Home Page:

Jewish prayer
for travelers;
Rebbe Rashab;
Arlene Gay Levine;
Catholic prayer
for travelers;
Book of Isaiah;
Muslim prayer
for travelers;
Wendell Barry

Friday's site:
Significant You



Today's site is in
memoriam of those
who have died in
defense of the
United States.
God bless them.