Prayer For Safe Travel

Last Updated on January 16, 2021

If you’re looking for a travel prayer for safety you’ve come to the right place.

It always helps to be in prayer for safe travel whether the journey is long or short.

You can pray for travel grace before a dangerous trip. It’s also wise to pray before trips that seem safe and harmless. Tragedy can strike at any moment, even if you are just going around the block.

This post contains 20 travel blessings to protect you, your friends and your loved ones.

Prayer For Someone Traveling

Dear Lord Jesus,

As I set off on this adventure, please let it be a time of rest in You. Set me apart from the normal distractions of life. I ask that my heart is in tune with yours so that I can see another side of You. I want to hear the wisdom You are telling me that I need for this journey and for back at home. I leave what is happening at home with You – the issues, the problems, and the work. I ask that You protect me on the road. Please enable me with the strength to share Your Good News and to love people, despite my weakness or my understanding. Just like everything else, I offer this trip to you. I am so excited for what You will lead me into and the parts of Your creation that I will see.

Your Daughter

Catholic Prayer For Travel

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
[as we travel] 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. R.

Prayer For Safe Flight

Buzz Aldrin carried this prayer with him on Apollo 11 when he went to the moon.

It’s a perfect prayer for flying and short enough to memorize and say before take off.

I know you’re not going to the moon but these words should bring peace and comfort to you when flying.

Air travel is generally a safe way to travel so do not be alarmed, you under the protection of god wherever you are. Even on an airplane!

Prayer For Protection

The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us;
The presence of God watches over us;
Wherever we are, God is!

James Dillet Freeman

Blessing For Safe Travel

This travel blessing is short and sweet. It’s a great message to write on a good luck card if someone you know is going traveling.

Maybe angels fly with you
Wherever you roam
An guide you back safely
To family and home

Road Trip Prayer

Road trips can be great fun, but they are also dangerous. Automobile accidents can bring sudden terror to an otherwise pleasant experience.

Some people find it comforting to say a driving prayer for the road, asking God or their guardian angel to protect them while they are out on the highway.

You can drive safely, stay under the speed limits, and avoid unnecessary risks even if you are late or frustrated. After that your safety is in the hands of God and other road users.

Here is a motorist’s prayer to use before your next road trip.

The Motorist’s Prayer

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 me company,
From the evils of fire and all calamity.
Teach me to use my car for others 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 travellers,
Protect me and lead me safely to my destiny.

Safe Journey Prayer For a Friend

A Christian prayer for traveling friends.

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 us from all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of falls 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.

Departure Prayer

Many people say a prayer before traveling. The point of departure is the right time to remember to ask God to grant you traveling grace.

If you are flying prayer before flight takeoff is best spoken to God internally and silently.

Your prayers may alarm other passengers who may have a medical fear of flying.

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 my family in good health. Do thou guard, guide and preserve us. Amen.

Pray For Traveling Mercies

God bless your trip. I have asked God to take care of you and show you mercy on your next journey. Now I suggest you ask Him too to show you mercy.

The prayer for traveling mercies should be suitable.

Lord, please provide me with traveling mercies and keep me safe from all evil on my journey. Watch over my life and preserve my soul. Be with me from the time I step out the front door and until I return. Both now and forevermore. Amen.

Prayer For Vacation and Travel

Vacations can be a time of great joy. They are also stressful, often we have invested a great deal of time, money and our vacation expectations can be high.

Praying for traveling grace is a good way to bring calm to the situation.

Traveling grace means behaving virtuously, and prayer can give you the strength you need during your vacation and travels.

Dear Lord,

How we’ve waited for this vacation and now it’s finally here.

Thank You, Lord, for the opportunity to take a break from our daily routines and to replenish our minds, bodies and souls so we may better serve You.

Sometimes our expectations for vacations are unrealistic,, and we find ourselves disappointed when things don’t go our way.

Help us not to worry about having the ‘perfect’ vacation but to relax and enjoy every moment, whatever it may bring.

We are grateful for the joys that await us-whether they be the beauty of your creation, recreation with family or friends, or peace and solitude.

Watch over us and protect us as we travel, and bring us safely home again-refreshed and renewed.


Prayer For Travel Protection

As we travel along our way today, we thank you for your protection and your covering on ourselves and our family members.

Let not any of our enemies, thieves, bandits, or evil-doers approach us, if they do not intend to bring to us what was intended from your Holy Altar. Turn around their evil intent to glorify your name.

Just as the Lord Jesus Christ is ascended into Heaven in his living body, so shall my body and well-being be protected on this journey. O Lord, continue to bless me and watch over me, day and night.

Short Prayer For Travel

A short prayer can be easily memorized and prove useful before travel.

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.

Prayer For Safe Travel For a Loved One

Often we pray less for ourselves and more for our loved ones. If you have a loved one that is leaving on a dangerous journey this prayer for a safe return home of your child or loved one might be appropriate.

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.

Prayer For Safe Travel St Christopher

St Christoper is the patron saint of travelers. He helped carry Jesus across a river when he was a child.

Hence if you are praying to a saint for safe travel you should probably be praying to St Christopher.

This prayer modern prayer address to Saint Christopher should be apt.

Dear Saint Christopher,

Protect me today
in all my travels
along the road’s way.

Give your warning sign
if danger is near
so that I may stop
while the path is clear.

Be at my window
and direct me through
when the vision blurs
From out of the blue.

Carry me safely
to my destined place,
like you carried Christ
in your close embrace.


St Raphael Travel Prayer

Saint Raphael is another patron saint of travelers. He looked out for Tobias and is said to guard pilgrims on their journeys.

Saint Raphael the Archangel,

Thou wast a faithful companion to the young man, Tobias, on his long journey from Syria to Media, rescuing him from many dangers and, in particular, from the danger of death in the river Tigris;

we beseech thee with all our hearts to be a safe guide and an Angel of consolation to our dear ones on the long journey which they must undertake in order to remove to foreign lands;

do thou keep them far from all dangers of body and soul, and grant that they may come in safety to the haven of their desire.

Prayer While Traveling

Wherever you go God goes with you. Traveling is a great time to be aware of the gifts he has bestowed upon you. When you travel with God you travel with gratitude. God is the best travel companion.

Do you need Me?
I am there.
You cannot see Me, yet I am the light you see by.
You cannot hear Me, yet I speak through your voice.
You cannot feel Me, yet I am the power at work in your hands.
I am at work, though you do not understand My ways.
I am at work, though you do not recognize My works.
I am not strange visions. I am not mysteries.
Only in absolute stillness, beyond self, can you know Me as I am, and then but as a feeling and a faith.
Yet I am there. Yet I hear. Yet I answer.
When you need Me, I am there.
Even if you deny Me, I am there.
Even when you feel most alone, I am there.
Even in your fears, I am there.
Even in your pain, I am there.
I am there when you pray and when you do not pray.
I am in you, and you are in Me.
Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me, for only in your mind are the mists of “yours” and “mine.”
Yet only with your mind can you know Me and experience Me.
Empty your heart of empty fears.
When you get yourself out of the way, I am there.
You can of yourself do nothing, but I can do all.
And I am in all.
Though you may not see the good, good is there, for I am there.
I am there because I have to be, because I am.
Only in Me does the world have meaning; only out of Me does the world take form; only because of Me does the world go forward.
I am the law on which the movement of the stars and the growth of living cells are founded.
I am the love that is the law’s fulfilling. I am assurance. I am peace. I am oneness. I am the law that you can live by. I am the love that you can cling to. I am your assurance. I am your peace. I am one with you. I am.
Though you fail to find Me, I do not fail you.
Though your faith in Me is unsure, My faith in you never wavers, because I know you, because I love you.
Beloved, I am there.

Prayer For Safe Travel Bible Verse

These two Bible verses are useful prayers for safe travel.

You’ll travel safely, you’ll neither tire nor trip…Because God will be right there with you; he’ll keep you safe and sound.

Proverbs 3:23, 26 The Message

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.

Psalm 121:7-8 NIV

Irish Travel Blessing

This Irish travellers blessing can be a great prayer or a loved one.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Jewish Travel Prayer

This is an English translation of a Hebrew travel prayer.

May it be Your will, God, our God and the God of our fathers, that You should lead us in peace and direct our steps in peace, and guide us in peace, and support us in peace, and cause us to reach our destination in life, joy, and peace (If one intends to return immediately, one adds: and return us in peace).

Save us from every enemy and ambush, from robbers and wild beasts on the trip, and from all kinds of punishments that rage and come to the world.

May You confer blessing upon the work of our hands and grant me grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us, and bestow upon us abundant kindness and hearken to the voice of our prayer, for You hear the prayers of all.

Blessed are You God, who hearkens to prayer.

Muslim Travel Prayer Islam

And here is an Islamic prayer. The video containing the prayer song is quite enchanting.

In the name of Allah and all praise if for Allah. How perfect He is, the One Who has placed this (Transport) at our service and we ourselves would not have been capable of that, and to our Lord if our final destiny. All praise is for Allah, All praise if for Allah, All praise if for Allah. Allah is the greatest. How perfect You are, O Allah, verily I have wronged my soul, so forgive me, for surely none can forgive sins except You.

Blessing For Travel

Here is a nonreligious travel blessing.

May you see the way wherever the journey takes you, sailing safely over rough water and weathering the waves’ dips and crests

May you find treasure in Earth’s infinite variety, beauty and surprise

May you hear the ocean’s music in every shell you hold to your ear

May your boat fill with insight, laughter, generosity and love

as you discover new landscapes and explore the wide expanse of memory.”

~ Navigator’s Blessing, by littlegoldboat


And one from the Hindu tradition.

O God ! Let my journey be completed without any obstacles. Let a protective sheath of your grace be constantly around me throughout the journey.

That’s It

I hope you have enjoyed this collection of prayers for safe travel.

I tried to cover lots of different faiths so you can find something appropriate.

I wish you and your loved ones a safe journey!

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