Prayer Before Traveling

Prayer for an evening of frantic packing before a trip to Africa. I’ll be teaching philosophy of religion at a Baptist seminary in Ghana for the next two weeks.


If I really need it,
help me to remember to pack it.

If I really don’t need it,
help me to resist the temptation to take it.

And if I need it and forget it,
may it be something I would have lost over there anyway.