The Hiker’s Prayer


The Hiker’s Prayer

Thank you God for the rising sun.

You’ve granted me another day.

Your grace is amazing; bless you faithful Lord.

The creation sings your praise, and I join the sound.

Heal my tired soul; restore my aching bones.

Lead each step along my path today.

Ease my burdens as I press forward.

Quench my thirst with your living streams.

Like the cool morning breeze, your peace refreshes me.

Steady me on the slippery slopes.

Release me from the ropes that bind me, that hold me back.

Protect me from the viper that hides.

Lift me up from this shadowy valley.

The peak is almost in sight. I am rising above this world.

Into your country, I long to go.

Bless my companions who travel with me.

The trail is rugged and narrow, but you are right beside me.

Thank you God, my trusted Guide.

Glory to your holy name.


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4 Responses to The Hiker’s Prayer

  1. Leigh King says:

    I am going on a 100 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail starting May 16. I am taking this with me and committing it to memory. 🙂

  2. James Johnson says:


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