|Ortelius’s map of the world, from 1601|
“Lord keep us in the way we should go, and let no evil thing befall us;
let us have a prosperous journey by the will of God, and with thy favour let
us be compassed wherever we go as with a shield.
Let us walk in your way safely, and let not our foot stumble or dash against a stone.
Direct our way in everything and enable us to order all our affairs with discretion, and the Lord send us good speed, and shew kindness to us.
And the Lord watch between us when we are absent, the one from the other.”
Matthew Henry, A Method of Prayer