Father God, as we journey these next days,
keep us in your loving care.
Protect us from danger, from mechanical failure
and from violent storms.
Make us wise and prudent around water and in the woods.
Give us respect for nature,
so that we neither defy its power nor defile its beauty.
Help us to be kind to one another
and to enter into the relaxation of this trip with joyful hearts.
May we return home more thankful, more generous,
and more mindful of your blessings.
We ask too, that you bless all travelers
with the same protection and kindness.
We pray this in the name of Jesus.