O Lord Jesus Christ, yourself the Way, the Truth and the Life,
grant to us who walk in your earthly footsteps
a sense of awe, wonder and holiness.
May our hearts burn within us
as we come to know you more clearly,
love you more dearly
and follow you more nearly. Amen.
Lord, you who called your servant Abraham out of the town of Ur
and who watched over him during all his wanderings;
you who guided the Jewish people through the desert
in their journey to the Promised Land;
you who guided the Holy Family on their passage to Egypt;
we ask you now to watch over your servants who,
for your greater honour and glory, make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Be for us a companion on our journey,
the strengthening during fatigue,
the fortress in danger,
the shadow in our heat,
the light in our darkness,
the consolation during dejection
and the power of our intention so that,
under your guidance, safe and unhurt,
we may reach the end of our pilgrimage and,
strengthened with gratitude and power,
secure and filled with joy,
may return home to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Lady, Woman of Hope, pray for us.
St Peter, Rock of Hope, pray for us.
St Paul, Apostle of Hope, pray for us.