This is the time of year we recognize our graduates and make plans for vacations, job changes, and other journeys. We hope this Prayer for Travelers will provide a sense of peace and comfort knowing that we are never alone in our journeys. God is with us.
Psalm 121: A Prayer for Travelers
Whether traveling overseas or around the corner, starting a new job or a new family, we embark on all kinds of journeys. Life itself can be a long and winding road, but as Christians, a life dedicated to God is not one defined by standing still, and our faith assures us that we will never travel that road alone.
Titled “A Song of Ascents” in Scripture, Psalm 121 marks life’s journeys. The sacred song is believed to have been sung by pilgrims traveling the ancient road to Jerusalem but, over the ages, has become known to many by a more familiar name: “The Traveler’s Psalm.” The words serve as a guide for the journey and a reminder God is watching over us every step of the way.
You are encouraged to use this video meditation as a source of comfort as you commence, continue, or conclude your journey. This short segment is easy to share or download and can be used in a wide variety of church settings, such as before or during worship, in Sunday school classes, or in small groups.
The images in this video were taken by photographers from various United Methodist conferences and agencies.
This video was first posted in July, 2015.