Prayer For A Journey
Bishop Dupanloup of Orleans (1802-1878). one of the ablest French bishops of his day. was a great educator. public figure (member of the French Academy and a Senator of the Republic). and defender of the rights of the Church.' he was also a man of prayer.
By Bishop Dupanloup of Orleans (1802-1878)
O almighty and merciful God, who hast commissioned Thy angels to guide and protect us,
command them to be our assiduous companions from our setting out until our return;
to clothe us with their invisible protection;
to keep us from all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of falls and bruises;
and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially from sin, to guide us to our heavenly home.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.