Traveling is ubiquitous in our lives. From day to day work commutes to going on a trip or vacation with our family or friends, we are constantly traveling. And we thank God that traveling has also been made easy. We can turn to many modes of transportation to bring us to our desired destinations. However, traveling still remains a stressful activity. We worry about safety, the sudden change in weather, missed flights, or lost luggage. The list of what can go wrong while traveling is endless and daunting. How and what can we do to deal when such a situation arises? We can turn to our God and say a quick prayer for safe travel.
Biblical characters like Noah (Genesis 7:1-24), Abraham (Genesis 12:1-20, Genesis 13:1-18), and Moses (Exodus 4:18-31) have also embarked on several epic journeys. They would have fervently prayed for a safe journey and blessings. Similarly, we should also pray each time we go on a trip. I personally believe that prayer for safe travel is a powerful thing to do before any trip. By praying, we are inviting God and trusting Him that He will get us to our destination, safe and sound. Here are some short prayers for travel that we can pray before traveling.
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1. A Short Prayer for Safe Travel
Here is a short prayer for safe travel that you can say right before your trip.
Lord, I know that You watch my coming and going. Today, I pray for You to watch over me as I travel. Keep me safe in Your loving arms. Let no harm come upon me during my trip and cover me under Your mighty wings. As I step out and start on my journey, I will choose to trust you and not give in to fear. Help me get to my destination and get home safely. Help me to experience Your greatness and love during this trip so that I may draw even closer to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Psalm 121:7-8 The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
2. Prayer for Travel Blessings to Have A Safe Flight
As we go on our trip, let us also ask the Lord for His blessing and favor so that our journey may be smooth and peaceful. Here is a short prayer we can lift to the Lord before a flight.
Dear God, today I seek Your blessing and favor for our journey. I pray for good weather for our flight to be smooth and calm. Bless us with clear skies and the pilot with an alert mind and steady hands. I pray that Your mercy and gra
ce will cover us so that we may safely and peacefully get to our destination. . I surrender this journey into Your hands. Let us have a safe flight today. Thank You, Lord, for being with us as we travel. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry.
3. Prayer for Road Trip
Here is a prayer for safe driving and traveling. Let us seek the Lord’s protection before we go on a road trip so He can protect us and keep us safe while we’re on the road.
Lord, today I entrust You for your safety as we go on this road trip. I pray for an alert mind so that I may drive safely. Please sustain my strength during the long trip and bless me with steady hands. Grant in me patience and courtesy to the other drivers on the road, just as how You grant them with patience as well. May this be a smooth journey and no accidents will occur. Bless us, oh Lord, with Your grace and favor that we would enjoy this road trip and witness the wonderful creation that You’ve created with Your hands. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Psalm 23:3-4 He gives me new strength. He leads me on paths that are right for the good of His name. Even though I walk through a very dark valley, I will not be afraid, because you are will me. Your rod and your shepherd’s staff comfort me.
4. Prayer for Safety and Health Protection from Sickness During Travel
It is also good to pray for the Lord’s protection against any kind of sickness during travel to fully enjoy our trip.
Dear God, as we travel today, I pray that You bless us with Your protection against any kind of sickness during our trip. Bless us with Your mercy and grace that we may be kept in good health as we travel. May the people around us during this trip also be in good health. Protect us from any virus that can bring harm to our health. Give us wisdom to also exercise caution and good hygiene throughout this trip. May the foods that we consume throughout this trip be cleansed by You to provide us with the nutrition to protect our bodies, the holy temples of Yours. All this I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
5. Safe Travel Prayers for Friends and Loved Ones
We can also bless our friends and loved ones with a prayer for safe travel before they embark on a trip. Here is a prayer that we can lift for a loved one’s safe journey before they travel.
Dear Lord, today I surrender my loved one into Your hands. I ask that You bless him/her with a safe trip and cover him/her with Your protection. Shine Your face on him/her Lord, so that no harm come upon him/her and shower them with Your grace as they go. I pray that they would experience Your presence and Your peace during this trip that no trouble or mishap would come upon them. Keep them in good health and give them wisdom and alert mind throughout their journey. May they get to their destination safe and sound. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Numbers 6:24-26 The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
6. Prayer for Family Protection and Harmony During Trip
It’s always good for us to say a prayer before any family trips for God’s protection to be upon us and our loved ones.
Heavenly Father, I lift up my family to You today as we travel. I pray for You to watch over us and keep us from harm. Guide us and guard us during our trip and keep us out of any unforeseen danger. Protect us from any kind of sickness as well while we are traveling. Let there be harmony among us and may love and peace reign throughout this trip. Help us exercise patience and forgiveness towards each other that there would be no squabbles among us during this journey. May our journey be smooth and peaceful, and may we get to our destination safely. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.
7. A Prayer for Families Traveling with Kids
We can also bless families traveling with kids by praying for them that they would have a safe and stress-free journey.
Lord, today I lift my family to You. Cover us with Your protection and peace as we travel with our children today. Grant us as parents wisdom and patience as we take care of our kids during this trip. Let no harm nor sickness come upon anyone of us. I pray that this journey would be stress-free and enjoyable for every one of us. I pray that the children will be in good spirits and have great time during this trip. May our family arrive safely at our destination and our actions glorify Your name. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
8. Prayer for Someone Traveling Solo
Lord, I lift my friend to You today. Bless him/her with Your mercy and grace as he/she sets out on a trip. I pray that You would protect him/her from any harm and danger. May he/she would have a great time and that he/she take with him/her wonderful memories from this travel experience. Most importantly, I pray that he/she would find time to reconnect with You and gain valuable lessons as well. May this journey be a peaceful, fun, and relaxing time for him/her. Keep him/her safe until he/she reaches his/her destination. Guide him/her and give him/her wisdom and an alert mind, and let him/her not lose sight of You throughout this trip. Cover him/her with Your peace and surround him/her with Your presence that they would not be anxious during their trip. Thank You, Lord. Amen.
Proverbs 3:21-23 My son, do not lose sight of these—keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.
9. Prayer for Travel Blessings
It’s good to seek the Lord through prayer for travel protection before we embark on a trip. It can help us be at peace and fully enjoy our trip knowing that He is covering us with His traveling mercies.
Jesus, we seek Your traveling mercies today before we go out on our journey. We lift up this prayer for a safe trip and we seek Your blessing and favor. We pray for good weather and may there be no sudden changes to it during our trip. We also pray for good health and may You keep us from all kinds of sickness or anything that could cause us to get sick during our travel. Cover us with Your grace and mercy so that we would have a safe and smooth journey. May You, oh God, bless our trip and meet our needs during this travel. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.
10. Prayer for Safe Voyage
As we embark on our trips, let us pray for a safe voyage and ask the Lord to guard you and no harm shall come to you.
Dear Lord, I thank you for the opportunity to travel and see the marvelous creation that You’ve so wonderfully created for us. As I embark on this voyage, I ask that You be with me every step of the way. God, You are King of Kings, the God of all gods. You calm the storms and quieten seas. I know that when You are with me, I have nothing to be afraid of and I know that this voyage will be a smooth one. Guard my heart Lord and deliver me from any evil and harm that may come my way. I ask that this vessel will make it to shore safely. Thank You Father for hearing this prayer of mine, Amen.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
Short Travel Quotes
Aside from blessing our friends and loved ones with a prayer for safe travel, we can also encourage them with a safe travel message as they set out on their journey. Here are some safe travel quotes we can give them before their trip:
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye
“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life—and travel—leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain