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.”*
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.”
O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you…Psalm 63:1 (NRSV)
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.
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
*My deep thanks to Jan and Kimberly, my pilgrim companions for sharing the journey.