Whether heading out on your daily commute, a business trip, vacation, or a visit with loved ones, it’s important to always pray before traveling to ask for God’s blessing and for spiritual protection—especially through the intercession of our Guardian Angels and St. Christopher, patron saint of travelers—against anything that may harm us. Below is a collection of prayers for safety while traveling, for ourselves and for those dear to us.
Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye, that no one shall be hurt as I pass by. Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company from the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me to use my car for other’s need; nor miss through love of undue speed the beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way. St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me, and lead me safely to my destiny. Amen.
O Almighty and merciful God, who hast commissioned Thy angels to guide and protect us, command them to be our assiduous companions from our setting out until our return; to clothe us with their invisible protection; to keep from us all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of fall and bruises, and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially from sin, to guide us to our heavenly home. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Each time I drive Lord, may I feel, Your hands on mine upon the wheel. Give me a careful, watchful eye, for young and old, when I drive by. Keep me from speeding needlessly, passing earth’s beauties heedlessly. I want to use this car for You, to drive my friends with safety too. But all these things can never be, unless O Lord, you drive with me. Amen.
In the name of God I go on this journey. May God the Father be with me, God the Son protect me, and God the Holy Ghost be by my side. Amen.
Lord, be our guide and our protector on the journey we are about to take. Watch over us. Protect us from accidents. Keep us free from harm to body and soul. Lord, support us with Your grace when we are tired. Help us be patient in any trouble which may come our way. Keep us always mindful of Your presence and love. Amen.
Dear Saint, you have inherited a beautiful name—Christopher—as a result of a wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you carried the Child Jesus. Teach us to be true Christbearers to those who do not know Him. Protect all drivers who often transport those who bear Christ within them. Amen.
ROMAN RITUAL BLESSING OF TRAVELERS
L: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
R: Who made heaven and earth.
Tobit 4:19a: At all times bless the Lord God, and ask him to make all your paths straight and to grant success to all your endeavors and plans.
John 14:6: Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
L: All-powerful and ever-living God, when Abraham left his own land and departed from his own people, you kept him safe all through his journey. Protect us, who also are your servants: walk by our side to help us; be our companion and our strength on the road and our refuge in every adversity. Lead us, O Lord, so that we will reach our destination in safety and happily return to our homes. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
L: May God bless you with every heavenly blessing and give you a safe journey; wherever life leads you, may you may find him there to protect you. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
I often wondered if there’s a prayer suitable for setting off for a journey or adventure. As I am not English native speaker, I pray in my mother tongue, but people from all over the world travel for ages and it seems that our fears remain the same.
What you can find below is a compilation of a few prayers I found online. You can pray by saying one (or more) of them, or combine favorite parts of different prayers into your own, personal one, as I do. Everything is up to you 🙂
Simple prayers for a safe journey
(simple, straight from the heart, easy to remember – I like them most)
„In the name of God I go on this journey. May God the Father be with me, God the Son protect me, and God the Holy Ghost be by my side. Amen.„
„Lord, be our guide and our protector
on the journey we are about to take.
Watch over us.
Protect us from accidents.
Keep us free from harm to body and soul.
Lord, support us with Your grace when we are tired.
Help us be patient in any trouble which may come our way.
Keep us always mindful of Your presence and love.
Prayer addressed to guardian angel
„My holy angel guardian, ask the Lord to bless the journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its end; and that, returning safe and sound, I may find all at home in good health. Do thou guard, guide, and preserve us. Amen.”
Roman Catholic Prayer+
„O Almighty and merciful God, who has commissioned your angels to guide and protect us, may they be our companions from our setting out until our return. Clothe us with their invisible protection; keep from us all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of falling; and finally,having preserved us from all evil, and especially from sin, guide us to our heavenly home. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
Orthodox Christian Prayer+
„Be mindful, O Lord, of those who travel by land, by sea, and by air; of the old and young, the sick, the suffering, the sorrowing, the afflicted, the captives, the needy and the poor; and upon them all send forth Thy mercies, for Thou art the Giver of all good things. Amen.”
„O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Jewish Wayfarer’s Prayer
„May it be Your will, o Lord, our God and the God of our ancestors, that You lead us toward peace, guide our footsteps toward peace, and make us reach our desired destination for life, gladness, and peace. May You rescue us from the hand of every foe, ambush along the way, and from all manner of punishments that assemble to come to earth. May You send blessing in our handiwork, and grant us grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us. May You hear the sound of our humble request because You are God Who hears prayer requests.
Blessed are You, our Lord, Who hears prayer. Amen.”
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Irish blessings for those who travel
„May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
„May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.”
„May the Saints protect you
And bless you today
And may troubles ignore you
Each step of the way.”
„God be on your road every way you go.”
Prayers for someone else’s safe travel+
I’m praying for the safe travel of (…), please guide & protect her/him that she/he may reach her/his destination safe. I’m praying also for the pilot of the plane – give him the presence of mind that he may able to do his duty and responsibilities for their safety as they travel. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”
„May God in heaven protect you on the way to and may His angel accompany you.”
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Sometimes, the best you can do for your loved ones travelling on a journey is some words of prayer. Even if you are the one paying for the fare, your prayers can still go a long way to helping them have a safe journey to and fro. If all you can do is to send some Journey Mercy Prayers to them, you’ve sure done your best.
You want to do that? Then use the Wishes below.
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God will take away every danger ahead of you and guide the driver to your destination safely.. God will be with you.
Accident free and a trip full of calmness is all i wish for you.. God is your strength..
No danger ahead will you meet and no danger after you will catch you on the way, you will reach your destination safely.. Go well darling.
You’ll go and return safely for the lord is your protector and he will never forsake you on this trip… Safe journey dear.
Accident free and stress free journey if what i wish for you.. God in his infinite mercy will see your going and coming through IJN.
Prayers for Safe Trip
Your going and coming back i place before God that he will guide and protect you always and better.. I’m waiting for your return.
Please do not forget to buy me some fruits and gala on your way coming back cos i have placed your going and coming back on the hands of the creator to be with the driver and gude you through the trip safely.. Go well dear.
Extend my greetings to the people at home and when coming back please get me some gifts cos you are going and coming back to meet me here safely as that is what i have prayed to God to do for me and he will surely answer my prayers.
Be confidence that God will be your driver and he will deliver you from the danger ahead, no threats will overshadow the peace of God ahead as you are going and returning safely.
The lord assured me that your going and coming back is safe and the money for the cheeps i sent you are in your pocket. Go well dear.
Your going is safe and your coming is assured so says the kings of kings and the Lords of Lords. Safe journey my dear.
Power to sleep and the ability to visualize potholes is already in you just enjoy your trip and the cool natural air.. God will see you through safely… I’m waiting here dear.
No greater disturbance on the road than traffic but look our for your sake i sent some privates jet so when you’re in traffic just call out to any of your choice and they’ll fly you over the traffic, go well dear God will be with you.
Every evil ahead will vanish before you get there cos the great God i serve assures me of your going and coming.. You’re there already dear just enjoy your trip.
Drive safely and carefully and spot the potholes early God will see you through for me. safe journey my dear…
The real driver is God the founder of heaven and earth you’re just an ambassador go and return well my dear.
No evil planned against your trip will ever happen cos both you and the driver are covered with the blood of Jesus.. Go well, my dear.
The journey is safer and cool with God the creator of heaven and earth going and returning with you.. See you when you return my dear… God will be with you, my dear…
Your going and coming I place on the hands if the good God I serve that he will be with the pilot and your arrival will be surely safer than you think… Go well dear.
I wish you well and the blessings that come along with trips will surely be yours and God will be your guide and protector until you arrive home safely.
When you get there never forget to say a thank you to the God who guided you all through the trip and assured your destination is safe and you receive a warm reception… safe trip dear..
This Safe Trip Prayer is Adapted from Psalms 91: 1 – 16 of the Holy Bible. The prayer should be said as you travel. And should be said in whole.
Biblical Prayers for Safe Travels
As I go on this journey, I claim a dwelling in the secret place of the Most High God, abiding under the shadow of the Almighty God, even to and fro.
The Lord shall be my unfailing refuge and fortress. I trust in Him for safety through out the journey.
I shall be divinely delivered from all snares of the evil ones and from every lurking pestilence along the way.
I am covered with God’s feathers and I trust under His saving wings. In obedience, I hold on to his truth as my timely shield and buckler.
Yes, I shall not be afraid for the terrors by night or day, and the evil arrows that fly by day or night! Neither will I be afraid of any pestilence that walks in darkness… Not even for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Even if a thousand shall fall at my left side and thousands of thousands at my right hand, none shall come near me for I am secured by His Saving strength.
No matter what level of evil is recorded, I will only see them with my eyes and hear with my ears.
I dwell in safety because the Lord is my Refuge and the most High, my habitation.
There shall no evil befall me throughout this journey, neither shall any trouble come near wherever I will be.
Surely, the Lord shall give His Angels charge over me His child, and they shall keep me in all my ways on this trip.
The Angels shall bear me up in their hands that I don’t dash my feet against any stone.
Assuredly, I shall have dominion over every form of trouble that would ever surface, trampling them under my feet.
I will be delivered from all forms of accidents, calamity, tragedy, and misfortune because I have set my love and hope upon God. I will be set on high above forces and principalities because I have known the name of the Lord, my Redeemer.
Whenever I call upon the name of the Lord, He shall answer me speedily. Even if trouble would come, He will be with me. I will be delivered and be honoured in His name.
I claim the Long life the Lord shall satisfy me with. And I shall proclaim His salvation, now and forever.
God’s Angels guard and keep you
All the way that you must travel
Till earth’s days are past
When blossoms fade and
Time is fleeting fast
In times of purest joy
Or pain and fear
God’s Angels guard
And keep you safe.
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