Pilgrimage (to Swedish Labyrinths) On Gotland Island-7

Pilgrims have been walking across Gotland Island for centuries, their footsteps an extension of their desire to know God’s love and power more fully. While here, I joined their path, seeking to spend a day not moving towards and with God on labyrinths, but biking on what is known as “The Pilgrim’s Way.”*

The Pilgrims' Way on Gotland by Jill K H Geoffrion
My two pilgrim companions near one end of The Pilgrims’ Way (Pilgrimsled)

My Prayer

To begin we used the prayer suggested in the pilgrims’ brochure offered by the Diocese of Visby, “God, You fill every place with Your presence. We ask You to be with us during this pilgrimage; teach us to see You everywhere. Open our eyes to Your beauty and our hearts to Your will. We lay our lives in Your hands, O God. Amen.”

The Pilgrims' Way on Gotland by Jill K H Geoffrion
Finding our way by following the pilgrim markers

Scriptural Touchstone: 

 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you…Psalm 63:1 (NRSV)

The key on the door at the Bro Church where we stopped for lunch and prayer
The key on the door at the Bro Church where we stopped for lunch and prayer

Invitation to Pray:

As you bring to Your awareness how you are traveling towards and with God today, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

The Pilgrims' Way on Gotland by Jill K H Geoffrion
St. Olofsholm, the other end of the Goltand Pilgrims’ Way

 

Other posts in this series on pilgrimage to Swedish Labyrinths on Gotland Island
1. St. Mary’s Cathedral in Visby
2. Temporary Labyrinth in St. Lars Church Ruins
3. The Trojaborg Labyrinth (outside Visby)
4. Stone Labyrinths
5. Labyrinth Flow
6. The Unexpected

The Pilgrims' Way
Photo by Jan Neville

*My deep thanks to Jan and Kimberly, my pilgrim companions for sharing the journey.

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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