It is common for people going on a journey to carry the Traveller's Prayer with them. This leaf is a simple but beautiful way to carry the following message.
---May it be thy will, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, to conduct us in peace, to direct our steps in peace, to uphold us in peace, and to lead us in life, joy and peace unto the haven of our desire. O deliver us from every enemy, ambush and hurt by the way, and from all afflictions that visit and trouble the world. Send a blessing upon the work of our hands. Let us obtain grace, lovingkindness and mercy in thine eyes and in the eyes of all who behold us. Hearken to the voice of our supplications; for thou art a God who hearkenest unto prayer and supplication. Blessed art thou, O Lord, who hearkenest unto prayer.
---And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is the camp of God; and he called the name of that place Mahanaim (a double camp). Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
---The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make his face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord turn his face unto thee, and give thee peace.
The leaf size is approximately 16 x 21 cm (6.25 x 8.25 inches).
£ 55.00 Rothschild Miscellany folio 127 folio 127
The traveller's prayer