Sharing a tourist prayer with those of you who are planing your next vacation:
Heavenly Father, look down on us your humble obedient tourist servants, who are doomed to travel this earth, taking photographs, mailing postcards, buying souvenirs and walking around in drip-dry underwear.
Give us this day divine guidance in the selection of our hotels, that we may find our reservations honored, our rooms made, and hot water running in the faucets.
We pray that the phones work and that the receptionists speak our tongue.
Lead us, dear Lord, to good, inexpensive restaurants where the food is superb, the waiters friendly and the wine included in the price.
Give us the wisdom to tip correctly in currencies we do not understand. Forgive us for undertipping out of ignorance or overtipping out of fear. Make the natives love us for what we are and nor what we can contribute to their worldly goods.
Grant us the strength to visit the museums, the cathedrals , the palaces and castles listed as ‘musts’ in the guidebooks.
And if perchance we skip a historic monument to take a nap after lunch, have mercy on us for our flesh is week.
For Husbands Only
Dear God, keep our wives from shopping sprees and protect them from ‘bargains’ they don’t need or can’t afford. Lead them not into temptation for they know not what they do.
For Wives Only
Almighty Father, keep our husbands from looking at foreign women and comparing them to us. Save them from making fools of themselves in cafes and nightclubs. Above all do not forgive them their trespasses for they know exactly what they do.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Mona Risk, received an Outstanding Achiever Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. She’s a two time winner of Best Contemporary Romance of the Year from Readers Favorite; a winner of Best Romance Novel of the Year from Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; and an EPIC Award finalist.
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Mona lives in South Florida and has traveled to more than eighty countries on business or vacation. She writes contemporary romances, medical romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal fantasy. Sprinkled with a good dose of humor, her stories are set in the fascinating places she visited or more simply at home.
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Very true–and very funny. I, um, might also ask for a restaurant that will not result in food poisoning. And a hotel where the maid does not put our toothbrush in some hidden location. And Beware of local folk dancing shows. The are never worth the price. Also take it w/ a grain of salt when they tell you the star attraction is only a fifteen minute walk away. For THEM maybe. For you, a half hour trodding up hill on uneven paving stones.
I should add yours, Ruth
Very funny. That distance thing…we were told in LA that the hotel was only seven blocks away, so we walked them, carrying our suitcases (no wheels yet). Each block was one mile long!