O God who stays with us throughout our journey help us to recognize you along the way. As we begin along new paths, may we feel your encouragement to take the chances needed to gain momentum. When we find ourselves in the middle of the journey, help us to distinguish between the necessary detours and changes of route we need from the distractions that might take us away from what you are calling us to accomplish. When we near the end of the journey may we not be tempted to stop or change course because we are afraid of what is our next destination. You have taken us on so many journeys and the one we find ourselves on now has many stops along the way. May we find you, and what you would have us do at each of these along the way. All those we ask in the name of the one who won’t abandon us. Amen.