A Pilgrim's Prayer
by Fr. Michael Podhajsky
Almighty God, our loving Father,
You who guide us along the narrow path
on our pilgrimage through this valley of tears
to our promised inheritance in Heaven,
pour out Your abundant blessings upon us as we make this pilgrimage.
Strengthen our steps with Your grace and lighten our hearts with Your love.
May we offer this pilgrimage in reparation for our own sins
and for the sins of the world.
May this journey of faith win for us a treasure of grace on our journey to eternity.
O Holy Angels, be our companions and guides.
O Blessed Virgin Mary, on this journey and throughout our pilgrimage of life
we dedicate ourselves to you.
Surround us with your loving protection and lead us to bliss
of the Sacred Heart of your dearly Beloved Son.
Through your Motherly intercession, may God keep us safe from all evil,
in body, mind and soul and from every attack of the enemy.
May the Precious Blood of Jesus cover us in mercy
until at last we stand in the holy presence of God Most High
to sing His praises for ever.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - Have mercy on us!
Immaculate Heart of Mary - Pray for us!
St. Michael the Archangel - Pray for us!
Dear St. Joseph - Pray for us!
St. James the Greater - Pray for us!
St. Christopher - Pray for us!
All you holy angels and saints - Pray for us!