Camino de Frances, Camino de Santiago, Personal stories, Prayer

Pilgrim Blessing

“Lord Jesus, as you brought your servant Abraham from the city of Ur of the Chaldeans, guard these in all their pilgrimages, and as you guided the Hebrew people through the desert, we pray that it would please you to bless these, your children that love your name, on their pilgrimage to Compostela.

Be for them companion in the journey, guide at the crossroads, shelter on the way, shade in the heat, light in the darkness, comfort in their discouragement and firmness in their purpose, so that by your guidance they would arrive intact to the end of the path and, enriched by grace and virtue, return to their houses unharmed and full of healthy virtue.”

“Traditional Pilgrim Blessing”, p.11, from the book,
“Hiking the Camino de Santiago, Camino Franc├ęs: St. Jean – Santiago – Finisterre”,
by Anna Dintaman & David Landis,
2013, Village to Village Press, Harleysville, PA