Pray for travelers – and those who stay at home…

My daughter has gone to Spain.  She will be completing her fall semester of college near Madrid, and I won’t see her for several months.  Last night I posted my thoughts and prayers on Facebook, and it got me thinking to my own travels, and the travels of so many “road warriors” out there.

I think that we should all be lifting up our colleagues as well as our families in prayer, especially for protection during their time of travel.  It is not an easy thing to travel week in and week out without support from your family and friends.

I know that when I leave home for a trip, my wife is left to take care of all the logistics of getting my youngest around to where he needs to go, taking care of the house, shopping, etc.,  all this while running her own business, so the burden always stacks up.

But that’s where the friends, family and neighbors come in.  Carpools, errands,  and just being available are a great comfort to assist a temporarily single parent in the day-to-day aspects of family life.

So we pray for each other, her for traveling mercies for me;  me for her sanity and being able to keep all those plates spinning.

And I just wanted to share here, the words that were placed upon my heart last night, as my daughter went off to Europe:

I will tell her that I love her
I will tell her that I’ll miss her
I will tell her that I am here for her
I will tell her that I will lift her up in prayer, every night, on my knees

Until I hold her in my arms again

I will tell her not to worry
I will tell her to be careful
I will tell her to close her eyes and she will see her mom and brothers and me
I will tell her to keep us in her prayers

Until I hold her in my arms again

Father, be with your daughter, beautiful girl, beautiful woman
Loving God, keep her safe in everything she does
Everywhere she goes.
Jesus, hold her in the palm of Your hand

Until I can hold her in my arms again. 

Pray for your travelers, and pray for the homefront…

3 thoughts on “Pray for travelers – and those who stay at home…

  1. Such lovely thoughts and prayers. We had the experience of sending our daughter off to Zimbabwe when she did a semester abroad in the late 90’s. We all learned a lot during that time. Prayer is good and God is GREAT!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Dan….and exactly what’s on my heart for Lauren. We’ll be praying for your sweet – and grown up and talented and capable – Annelise. I’m sure this will be an awesome experience for her…

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