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10 Powerful Prayers for Safe Travel 

10 Powerful Prayers for Safe Travel 

Whether it's the holiday season or a warm vacation planned, many are turning to the roads and skies to travel toward friends and family. It can be so easy to worry about things when you travel like safety, missed flights, lost luggage, etc. Not to mention the changing of the weather, from blizzards to hurricanes. What should be a fun and relaxing time can turn into a time of constant stress and worry. How do we overcome this turmoil of emotions? Saying a prayer for safe travel before starting your trip will help you trust in His protection.

Before you leave for your next trip, use the following prayers for safe travel to ask the Lord for protection and guidance for your specific traveling situation. God can keep you and your loved ones safe and give you peace of mind as you travel. Through prayer, you can let go and enjoy your trip! Let these prayers for safe travel calm your worries and fears and fill you with joy and you embark on your journey! 

A Prayer for Safe Car Travel

Dear Lord,
I pray for safe travel in our car today. I ask that no unexpected mechanical or tire issues will occur. Please keep us safe on these crowded roads as well as the others we are sharing it with. As the driver, give me the discernment as to when to take breaks so that I do not push myself to the limit. Release your angels to surround us and protect us until we get to our final destination. In your name, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer for Protection from Accidents

Dear Lord,
I pray for all those out on the roads today. I pray that they will be more cautious and less distracted. Help us to navigate the jam-packed roads on our way to our destination. I pray you will release your angels around every vehicle on the road and that no accidents will occur. I ask that all those traveling will reach their destination safely. In your name, I pray. Amen.

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A Prayer for God's Protection

Father God, I humbly ask for Your divine protection, guidance, and favor during this journey. Please watch over me and my loved ones, whether we are on the road, in the air, or at sea. Surround us with Your presence and shield us from harm. I pray for safe travels, free from accidents, delays, and any unforeseen obstacles. 

As we explore new places and meet new people, I pray for your protection in our discernment and wisdom. Help us make wise choices and stay away from situations that may jeopardize our safety or well-being. Above all, I place my trust in You, knowing that You are our ultimate protector. Your love and grace are a shield around us, and I am reassured by Your promise to be with us wherever we go. May this journey be a time of joy, growth, and memorable experiences. I commit it into Your hands, trusting that Your divine protection will accompany us every step of the way.

In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen

A Prayer for Safe Airplane Travel

Dear Lord,
I pray over the trip we are about to take on this plane. I pray that no mechanical errors or emergencies will occur. I pray for our pilot, that he or she be alert, have sharp eyes, and steady hands during this flight. I pray for our flight attendants that they will be friendly, alert, and adequately prepared for our trip. I also pray for my fellow passengers, that everyone will be in good spirits and in good health. I pray that everyone will be able to make it where they need to go safely. In your name, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer to Trust God

Lord,  In the excitement and anticipation of this trip, I pause to recognize Your presence and sovereignty. I choose to place my trust in You, knowing that Your love for me is unwavering and Your plans for my life are filled with purpose. Help me to remember that even in the midst of new experiences and unfamiliar surroundings, I am never alone, for You are with me. Lord, help me to embrace this trip as an opportunity to deepen my trust in You. Remind me that every step I take is under Your loving care and guidance. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen

A Prayer for Good Weather

Dear Lord,
I pray for our upcoming trip and for good weather. Things have been crazy lately with blizzards, rain and floods, and wildfires all over our country. I pray that the weather will be good as we embark on our trip all the way through to our final destination. I also pray that it will be good when we return. I ask that you will lift all inclement weather across our great country so that everyone traveling can make it and be with their loved ones. In your name, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer for Families Traveling with Kids

Dear Lord,
I pray for our upcoming trip with the kids. I ask that you will guard their bodies so that no sickness will occur while we are gone. I pray that they will be in good spirits and will cause very little distraction on the way to our destination. Help me to discern when they need a break or some rest during this trip yet help us have a wonderful time. In your name, I pray. Amen.

A Prayer for Making the Most of a Moment

Dear God, May this time be marked by laughter, joy, and shared memories. Help us to cherish one another, for we know that time is a fleeting gift. Help us to be fully present, to cherish each moment, and to create lasting memories that will strengthen the bonds between us. Guide our interactions, that they may be filled with grace, kindness, and appreciation for one another. May Your love and joy flow through us, making this time together a beautiful reflection of your blessings and may we create memories that last a lifetime. Amen.

A Prayer for Good Health While Traveling

Dear God, As I begin this trip I pray that you would protect my body from sickness and illness. Keep me in good health so that I able able to enjoy every moment of this trip that you've blessed me with. Thank you for all the plans that have come together to make this trip happen. Please grant me strength throughout the day and peaceful rest at night. Amen.

For a Friend or Loved One Traveling

Lord, I ask for Your watchful eye over their travels. Please grant them safety on the roads, in the skies, or on the waters, and protect them from accidents and harm. Surround them with Your angels and keep them far from danger. Lord, I also ask that You bless their travels with joy and meaningful experiences. May they create lasting memories and return safely to us with hearts full of gratitude. Thank You, Father, for hearing my prayer. I entrust my friend/loved one into Your loving care, knowing that You are the source of all protection and guidance. Amen.

Bible Verses About God's Protection

Traveling for the holidays can bring a lot of worry and anxiety. What if we break down? What if we get a flat tire? What if we get stranded outside of nowhere? What if we get lost? Even with all our modern conveniences like cell phones, GPS and services like Onstar, anxiety can still set in. Still, we need to trust above all else, that the Lord will keep us safe. Here are some verses to keep in mind when the worry and anxiety of traveling get to be too much.

My God is my rock. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3 (NLT)

He led me to a place of safety, he rescued me because he delights in me. 2 Samuel 22:20 (NLT)

Is it not my family that God has chosen? Yes, he has made an everlasting covenant with me. His agreement is arranged and guaranteed in every detail. He will ensure my safety and success. 2 Samuel 23:5 (NLT)

Having hope will give you courage. You will be protected and rest in safety. Job 11:8 (NLT)

So the Lord provided someone to rescue the Israelites from the Arameans. Then Israel lived in safety again, as they had in former days. 2 Kings 13:5 (NLT)

We shall start out on our road trips like we do any other journey in life, trusting the Lord to lead us, guide us, and keep us safe. With him, we can never be lost, and we’ll always find our way back home.


Carrie Lowrance is a writer and author. She has been published on Huffington Post, The Penny Hoarder, and ParentMap. She is also the author of two children’s books, Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) and Brock’s Bad Temper (And The Time Machine). You can find out more about her on her website, www.carrielowrance.com

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