Eternal and Loving God, Creator of life and Source of Goodness, as we enter this holiday weekend, I'm praying for everyone on our roads and railways and everyone traveling by air. So many families are trying to come together to celebrate, and I pray for safe travel and good reunions all around.
God, bring patience where weather brings travel delays and remind us all that safety is more important than even the grandest of holiday traditions. Bless all who take on the task of carrying folks to their destinations. May they be attentive as always to the precious cargo they carry and the important gatherings that they play a part in creating.
Bless those who remember fondly the loved ones who have died in motor vehicle, bus, train and air accidents, whether in recent times or years past. I know you grieve along with them, and pray that they may they know the comfort of your presence.
As Joseph and Mary joined the crowds of travelers so many years ago, may our own holiday journeys be safe ones, accompanied by the blessing of your Spirit. Amen.