Dec 30, 2014

Prayer of the Pilgrim at the Ford

It was slightly more than a month ago that Danilo the ferryman took me across the River Po. When we arrived safely, he gave me this card, which has the following prayer printed on the back. In light of recent events, I thought it was a good time to share it.

Lord God, Thou who hast accompanied and given strength to my feet along the paths and roads around the world, now that I am in front of the ford of the river, help me to cross it, that I may land on the other shore and resume my walk. Help, support and give comfort to the heart of the boatman, protect and defend his boat from the evil waves, so that we can reach the mainland and together raise a hymn to Thy glory. Amen.

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