There’s nothing harder than being away from the people you love. If you’re lucky, you don’t have to do it often. But sometimes following our dreams, or fighting for our country, or supporting our families leads us farther away from our loved ones that we’d like.
This Eli Young Band song has been one of my favorites for years, but it’s become even more relevant the older I’ve gotten as I’ve watched the people I care about pack a bag and hit the road for something that’s important to them. When you love someone, you give them wings to fly, and no matter how far they wander, they always know they have roots to return to. Whether they’re away from us for one night, or a few months, sometimes all we can do is pray for their safe and speedy return and this song truly is the perfect “Prayer For The Road.”
“May the wheels keep turning, get you where you need to go / I’ll keep the porch light burning ’til you get back home / May the angels fly beside you, down every mile you roll / May heaven hear this prayer, prayer for the road”