Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Prayer 11

Creator – we thank you for this day, and for the safe travels of all who are far from home. We thank you for the rest they will have, a deep and peaceful rest to sustain them through the rest of their journey.
     Tonight AJ is closer to the finish line. His courage and his honor have held him up during this difficult race. The strong hearts of his dogs have sustained them through the terrible trails. The partnership this team has will bring them across the line together, and their love will be obvious to all.
     Tonight, Melanie is closer to the end of her journey on this earth. Let her heart be at peace, knowing how much she is loved; knowing how many lives she has touched, knowing that she has lived an honorable life.
     Creator – we ask you to lead the team to Nome, bring them through the ice and winds; bring them through the night and the fog. Let the finish line burn bright in their eyes that they may see their goal so close at hand.
     We ask that the team sleep well this night at White Mountain. Let them sleep a deep and restoring sleep as a tribute to all they have done.
     Creator – tomorrow the team will rejoin Rebecca, and all will be a family again. Let us celebrate the joy of a job well done, of reuniting of loved ones, of testing themselves against all odds and finding the courage and the strength to do the impossible. We are grateful to be a part of this family and this adventure. We ask you to wrap AJ and Rebecca and the team in the comfort of our love.
    Creator – we thank you for this day, and for the safe travels of all who are far from home. We thank you for the rest they will have, a deep and peaceful rest to sustain them through the rest of their journey.
    For then they will be home.

1 comment:

Togo said...

That was quite a powerful read and with great wisdom. Thank you for writing such important verse. I needed that today. :) I can't wait to see the team again and hope you'll have me back next season. My time with the Snowhook team was an journey for me.