A friend of mine, whom is an avid traveler, had this prayer in the back of her photo album. She said a tour guide gave it to her. I really thought it was cute, I asked her if I could share it on my blog. I hope you enjoy it.
Heavenly Father, look down on us, your humble and obedient servants, who are doomed to travel this earth taking photographs, buying souvenirs and walking in drip-dry underwear.
We beseech you, O Lord, to see that our plane is not high-jacked, our luggage is not lost and our overweight baggage goes unnoticed. Protect us against unscrupulous taxi drivers and unlicensed English-speaking guides.
Give us this day, Divine Guidance in the selection of our hotels, that we may find our reservations honored, our beds make up, and hot water running from our faucets.
Lead us, O Lord, to good inexpensive restaurants where the food is superb, the waiters friendly and the wine included in the price of the meal.
Give us the wisdom to tip correctly in currency we do not understand. Forgive us for under tipping out of ignorance and over tipping out of fear. Make the natives love us for what we are and not what we can contribute to their worldly wealth.
Grant us the strength to visit the museums, cathedrals, palaces and castles listed as a “must” in the guide books. If we skip a historic monument to take a nap after lunch, have mercy on us as our flesh is weak.
FOR HUSBANDS: Dear God, keep our wives from shopping sprees and protect them from “bargains” they do not need and cannot afford. Lead them not into temptation for they know not what they do.
FOR WIVES: Almighty Father, keep our husbands from looking at other women and comparing them to us. Save them from making fools of themselves in cafés and nightclubs. Above all, please do NOT forgive them their trespasses FOR THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY DO!!!
And when our journey is over and we return to our loved ones, grant us the favor of finding someone who will look at our home movies [or photos] and listen to our stories so that our lives as tourists will not have been in vain.