It is good to say a prayer after returning from a journey or before starting on a new it. Whether we travel by car, plane, or ship thanking God for a safe trip show how grateful you are for journey mercies knowing that a lot of dangers are always on the roads we pass through every day. There are many “roads demons” out there looking for a prey to feed. Also, we have many road users engaging in dangerous activities that might cost human their precious lives; such as texting while driving, driving while intoxicated, over speeding and the likes, its only takes God’s mercy and grace to reach our various destination without been a victim. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”. That also includes a prayer for traveling grace.
Prayer for Traveling Grace
Prayer for Safe Trip
Gracious God, we love and thank you for granting us a safe trip. Your mercy has preserved us from all road evil and we can travel in safety to our destination. We are grateful for your tender care and protection. Please Lord, in future we pray you extend same protection over us. This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer before Traveling
Dear Lord, we thank you for everything you have done for us. Even as we about embark on this journey, be our guide and our protector. Watch over us and save us from any form of accident. Keep us free from harm to body and soul. Lord, please support us with Your grace when we are tired. Help us to handle any trouble which may come our way. Keep us mindful of Your presence and love always. Amen.
Prayer before Flight
I commit my journey into your hands as I fly out today, watch over me. Let your hands of protection be on the pilot, guide the engineers that prepare the plane and give wisdom to the control teams on the ground. Travel with me on this journey, calm me and cover me with your blood. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
The above prayers for traveling grace brings comfort, security and acknowledges Gods love and grace over us. As Psalm 121:7-8 says, “The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore”.
Why should We Pray for Traveling Grace?
We Need Gods Presence in Our Journey
Going on a journey either long or short is what everyone does on a daily basis. So a prayer for traveling grace is essential to let God know we appreciate His presence or want Him to go with us on our journey. It could be a trip to school, vacation, business or any trip we need to travel. Although the majority of people who drive might be a good driver that obeys all traffic rules but still believes they need the divine protection from God and this they ask through prayers. Psalm 23:4 says “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me”.
Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Look therefore carefully how ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise; redeeming the time because the days are evil”. The Bible makes us understand that all days are full of evil. Life is challenging as well as the road we pass through every day, danger looms everywhere. No clear sight of what is ahead of us nor the kind of people we share a road with that might cause havoc, that is why we need to commit our ways to Gods hands through prayer for traveling grace and let Him take over the wheel to bring us to safety.
How our Prayers can Help?
Most times when we travel, we might suddenly feel anxious or fearful for a specific reason or even unknown reason. At this point, God will remind us He is with us because we have asked Him to come along. One thing is sure, prayer changes things, and it works, therefore when we pray for traveling grace, there’s a feeling of peace, security, and comfort that overwhelmed us during this challenging time on our journey. God has promised us peace and safety as His children.
If you are traveling to do God’s work, on vacation, visiting relatives, or business trip, remember we are on earth to serve as traveling grace in going with God.
Also read: PRAYER FOR PROTECTION
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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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.