Smoky Mountain Resort Ministries cares for Appalachian Trail Through Hikers with shuttles, meeting needs, and blessings for their journeys. The following prayer is shared with hikers. It is an honor and blessing to serve these hikers as they journey through God’s creation.


(A Byzantine Blessing)


Go now with God…

Be not tempted to stay in the safety of known places.

Move from where you are to where God points.

Hasten from here toward a God who beckons.


Go now with God…

Be not tempted to go only in your time;

When it suits; when it is for sure…

Bestir yourself now, for now is God’s time.


Go now with God…

Elect not to go alone.

Give allegiance, your destination to no other,

Choose to go with God.


Go now with God…

Go in faith that there is no valley so low,

No mountain so high,

No wilderness so vast,

No passage so crooked,

No way so confused,

That God is not already there,

Waiting to be with you.


Go now with God!