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    Saturday 8th February – Pilgrims together

    Saturday 8th February – Pilgrims together
    February 7, 2020 Judith Simms

    We are pilgrims on a journey
    And companions on the road
    We are here to help each other
    Walk the mile and bear the load

    The second verse of Richard Gillard’s hymn speaks of journeying together. I wonder if you have ever been on a long journey or even on a pilgrimage. What are you lasting memories of that adventure? I imagine that many of those memories involve other people – family, friends, even strangers. Journeying together often makes it more memorable.

    However, travelling with others also has other benefits. When things are difficult those we travel with can be a great help to us – giving us physical help and emotional support.

    Jesus too walked his journey with others. Yes, he was often surrounded by large crowds of people, but he spent more time with a small group of friends – his disciples. Whilst the disciples spent a lot of time learning from Jesus, yet they were his support too. He asked them to sit with him why he prayed – even if they let him down a little!

    Who are the people you journey with and how do they support you? How are you support to them along life’s way?


    Journeying God,
    We thank you for the journey of life that you have given us
    For the companions we have along the way
    Those who are with us now
    Those who travelled with us before
    And those who will travel with us in the future
    As they support us on the journey
    Help us to support them too
    As you care and support us
    In Jesus’ name we pray


    You can download this Prayer for the Week here
    Prayers for February written by Revd Claire Rawlinson
    Picture: photo by Vlad Bagacian on Unsplash