A Prayer for Weary Pilgrims

Based on Israel’s journey through the wilderness

Abba, Father, our Redeemer, we’ve seen your faithfulness. We remember the whole way you led us all these many years in the wilderness. You’ve been with us by night and by day. You fed us with bread from heaven. Our clothes didn’t wear out. Our feet didn’t blister — so many reasons to trust you! But today, God, our faith is weak and wobbly. We’re weary and worn out.

God of mercy, be our hope and strength in this dry and barren land. Satisfy our thirst with water from the streams of your grace. Renew us and keep us safe in your love. Hear our plea, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Some phrases in this prayer are drawn from the song “O God of Mercy, Hear Our Plea,” written by Brittany Born and Matt Merker.