Travel Lifestyle

Traveler’s prayers for a safe journey

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  🙂

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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.
Amen.





Prayer addressed to guardian angel
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„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.

Safe travel with God

Roman Catholic Prayer
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„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
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„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.

Anglican Prayer
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„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
(Tefilat HaDerech)
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„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.

Irish blessingsClick on the photo and check out more of my favorite Irish blessings!

 Irish blessings for those who travel
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„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
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„Dear God,
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.”

 Travel with God,

Izabela
Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion


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Z pochodzenia Sanoczanka, Japanofil, wolontariusz tęskniący za Afryką i etnograf-pasjonat. // Just a small town girl who always dreamed of travels and faraway places... Now Warsaw-based international relations analyst, travel blogger & folklore enthusiast, who cherishes nature, simple life & Irish traditional music. Japanophile. Addicted to haribo jellies & …red lipstick.

  1. Rather unusual topic on a travel blog and this is inspiring… thx for sharing it!

  2. omotade samuel

    The lord is your strength

  3. the lord shal take us to our various destination in the mighty and mightier name of jesus we prayed. . . . . . . .Amen

  4. This are great collections. Wouldn’t have been easy gathering all these. And these are so helpful.

  5. I want you to send me a prayer of my boss who is going to Italy

    • „Dear God,
      You are the Way, the Truth and the Life.
      I’m praying for the safe travel of my boss to Italy. May God in heaven protect her/him and may His angel accompany her/him. May God’s blessing be with her/him all the way.
      Dear Lord,
      Save her/him from the misery and dangers.
      May her/his travel be fruitful and let her/him happily return home. Amen”

  6. Evangelist Franklin Graham

    Do you have any prayer request? Do you need
    me to stand a gap for you and intercede on behalf of you in prayer with the Lord? The bible
    say’s in the book of James 5:16…The effectual
    fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…
    Jesus loves you and the Lord has found favor on
    your side.. Mail me at franklin.graham80@gmail.com
    For effective prayers…
    Merry christmas in advance……

    • Merry Christmas Franklin!
      Thanks for letting know – maybe there’s someone who needs your support in prayers!
      All the best!

    • Help me pray to God to grant me admission into university of Ilorin this year 2015

  7. As I was browsing through the web to look for prayers for travellers, I was thrilled and I felt God has answered my prayer.
    I would travel soonest about 1000km that I must drive to reach the destination. Please I need your prayer for the Lord to give me the strength and the protection throughout our journey.
    Please send a prayer
    In Jesus Name Amen

  8. Philemon prospere

    Please pray for my boyfriend to be safe and don’t get in any trouble for nothing he has done in Jesus name amen)

  9. frances podolan

    thank you so much these prayers are such a big help to me I pray for strength and guide each day

  10. alma auman

    Thanks for this site

  11. I like this

  12. it is very interested place to have your fortunate words.

  13. Dear God,
    I’m praying for the safe travel of my lovely friends,mum, dad, children and boss please guide & protect her that she /he may reach her/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 home and may His angel accompany you.” IN THE MOST PRECIOUS NAME JESUS. Amen.
    Your faithful.
    Edson Snoogy
    I love you so much

     

     

  14. Im praying for the safe travel of my brother. Lord protect him throughout his journey. In jesus name. Amen.

  15. Thank you.
    Piers

  16. I ALWAYS KNOW THAT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS ALWAYS&WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME,YOU AND EVERYONE!!

  17. Teach me on how to pray everyday

  18. desree & kiki velez

    please pray4 us as we( Raymon kiki n Desree velez n workers Ricky n etc -friends ) travel today to work and back home in Jesus holy name amen y amen
    lets read psalm 121 and 91 amen for our safe traveling and peace amen

  19. Voshy karl

    My God,protect my journey…Amen

  20. Praying for my love who is traveling back home from visiting family for spring break,his cars break lights aren’t working ,May Jesus place his holy hands over him and guide his way home in your holy precious name Amen.

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  23. thanks for the prayers. your effort is greatly appreciated by the lord

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