May the God who called our father Abraham to journey into the unknown
and guarded him and blessed him
protect us too and bless our journey.
May his confidence support us as we set out.
May his spirit be with us on the way.
May he lead us back home in peace.
Those we love, we commend to his care.
He is with them. We shall not fear.
As for us, may his presence be our companion so that blessings may come to us and everybody
we meet. Blessed are you God Almighty
whose presence travels with his people.
—ancient Jewish prayer
God, who called our Father Abraham to journey
into the unknown,
Who led him, protected him, and loved him, be
known to us on our journey through life.
May our eyes see you in all whom me meet.
May we learn to laugh at your presence:
To rejoice in you and your faithfulness to us
For as you blessed Abraham we are blessed by you.
You are our Father, we are your children,
With you we are on our way to the Promised Land.