Do I really want to carry this on my back for 75 miles?
God, who brought your servant Abraham out of the land of the Chaldeans,
protecting him in his wanderings, who guided the Hebrew people across the desert,
we ask that you watch over us, your servants,
as we walk in the love of your name to shrine of St. James, Santiago de Compostela.
Be for us our companion on the walk,
Our guide at the crossroads,
Our breath in our weariness,
Our protection in danger,
Our home along the way,
Our shade in the heat,
Our light in the darkness,
Our consolation in our discouragements,
And our strength in our intentions.
So that with your guidance we may arrive safe and sound at the end of our journey,
and, enriched with grace and virtue, we may return safely to our homes filled with joy.
We make this prayer in faith.
St. James, pray for us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.