From the mountains of western North Carolina, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year.
So, for everyone traveling from Atlantic to Pacific for that homemade pumpkin pie, this is my prayer for you today:
Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye.
That no one shall be hurt as I pass by.
You gave life, I pray that no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of thine.
Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company, from the evils of fire and all calamity.
Teach me to use my car for others’ need; nor miss, through love of undue speed,
The beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way.
St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me and lead me safely to my destiny. Amen.
Guardian Angel Prayer
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.