I felt inspired to write this poem after watching a Christmas musical.  Tis the season for hope, thankfulness, and reflection. Trails are indeed part of life’s journey. 

A Trail Advocate’s Prayer

Father, as I head out on the trail today,

Whether it is for work or play,

I ask for your guidance on the course I take,

Let no stone, or root, or furrow cause a mistake.

Your light shines on the obstacles ahead,

The cliffs, the downed trees, all that being said,

The decisions I make, the people I meet,

I lay all those factors humbly at your feet.

At the end of the trail, I hope to rest,

With the knowing, I have done my best.

-- Don Amador

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Original author: Don Amador