Prayer For Traveling Mercies

Prayer For Traveling Mercies: Many people are using the roads and the skies to fly to friends and family, whether it’s the holiday season or they have a nice vacation planned. When you travel, it can be very simple to worry about things like safety, missing flights, misplaced luggage, etc. Not to mention how the weather has changed from blizzards to hurricanes. What ought to be a happy and carefree time might instead become stressful and anxious all the time.

. How do we get through this emotional turbulence? I’m trusting the Lord and praying for a secure journey and return. Use the following prayers for safe travel before you go off on your next journey to petition the Lord for protection and direction for your particular travel circumstances.

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Dear Lord,
I ask for protection as we drive today. I request that there be no unforeseen mechanical or tire problems. Please keep both of us and the other drivers on these congested routes safe. Please give me the wisdom to know when to stop driving so that I don’t exhaust myself. Allow your angels to surround and guard us while we travel to our destination. I ask in your name. Amen.

A Prayer for Protection from Accidents

Dear Lord,
I offer prayers for everyone who is driving today. I ask that they exercise more caution and focus. Help us get through the congested roads as we travel to our destination. I ask that you send forth your angels to surround each moving car so that there won’t be any mishaps. I kindly ask that everyone traveling arrive at their destination without incident. I ask in your name. 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 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.

What the Bible Says about Safety

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.

Trust in the Lord and pray for safe travel and a joyful trip. Before you leave on your next journey, use the following prayers to ask the Lord for safety and guidance for your particular travel situation.

Quick Travel Prayer

Dear Lord, Please keep my family in Your vigilant care while we are traveling abound. Keep us safely shielded in Your everlasting arms. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

A Prayer for Car Travel

Dear Lord, I pray for safe travel in our car today. 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.

Prayer for God’s Protection ~ Psalm 91

My Refuge and My Fortress

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place– the Most High, who is my refuge– 10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 12 On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. 14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. 15 When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

A Prayer for Families Traveling with Kids

Please, Lord I give thanks for our forthcoming family vacation. In order to prevent illness from spreading while we are away, I urge that you watch over their bodies. I hope they’ll be upbeat and won’t get in the way of us getting to where we’re going. Help me to recognize when they need something on this vacation so that we can all have a great time and praise You in everything. I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for a Friend Before Traveling

O God, you always bestow your mercy on those who love you, and are near those who serve you. Direct the way of your servant in your will. Protect and guide them, that they may walk without stumbling in the paths of righteousness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source: Gallican Sacramentary, 8th century

Prayer For a Safe Voyage

Blessed are all your saints, my God and King, who have traveled over the tempestuous sea of mortality, and have at last made the desired port of peace and happiness. Be gracious to us who are still in our dangerous voyage. Remember and help us in our distress, and remember those who are exposed to the rough storms of troubles and temptations.

Strengthen our weakness, that we may fight valiantly in this spiritual war. Help us fight against our own negligence and cowardice, and defend us from the treachery of our unfaithful hearts. We are very frail, and unable to carry out any virtuous and gallant undertaking. Grant, O Lord, that we may bring our vessel safe to shore, to our desired haven. Amen.

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