For all those in the midst of a travel meltdown
Beloved Savior, we come before you
seeking your grace and compassion this day:
we long for the weight of your hand upon us
as we seek to live into your witness of reconciliation.
Grant your protection
to all those who are lost, stranded, or alone.
Inspire your children to care for one another
in times of uncertainty and stress.
We thank you for those
who have shown compassion to the weary
and reassured the distressed,
caring for those who are far from home
Awaken us to your presence within us, Lord Christ,
that we remember that in your incarnation,
you remind us of our true nature and work:
to comfort the hurting
to stand alongside the oppressed
to reconcile the lost
to honor the dignity of all
to walk humbly and ever closer with our God.
Blessed Jesus, you taught us to pray and to listen,
to embody wisdom, peace, and virtue,
breathing forgiveness and mercy
in the renewal of life, holiness, and hope for all:
Today, may we set our feet firmly in this pilgrim path.
Bless and strengthen us in determination, O Messiah,
as we seek to witness to your light and truth,
and in your compassion pour out your comfort
upon those whose needs we bring before you.