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contemporary prayers for today

biker's prayers


This page features three prayers and blessings for bikers. The first one is an inspiring prayer poem that reminds us that God is with us as we journey on the open road. The next one is taken from the famous “St Patrick’s Breastplate” prayer for protection and guidance. Finally, there is a beautiful Irish blessing, great for giving to a motorcycle friend – “May The Road Rise Up To Meet You”. Be uplifted as you enjoy these prayers and blessings!

Biker's Prayer

The dawn is breaking
And the day is mine
And my heart is aching
To go for a drive
You see I need to escape
I don't wanna stay inside
I love the freedom that I feel
When I ride my bike

The sound of the engine
Is music to me
It gets my heart pumping
Makes me fall to my knees
I say Lord protect me
As I live in the dream
Set my soul and my spirit free

O Lord you are glorious
As the sunlight on the lakes
O Lord your hope dances
Like the grasses as they sway
O Lord your truths are awesome
As the mountain range
Today I'm gonna ride a wave of praise

And heavens racing
To meet me as I speed
As your love surpasses
The darkness that I feel
So I wont forget those
Who I've lost through the years
Today I will remember without tears

For the dawn is breaking
And the day is ours
And my heart is aching
To feel close to you now
You see I feel you with me
As I travel on my way
May I ride through your
Love and grace today

Lyrics from the song "The Bikers Prayer"
words & music copyright © 2014 Julie Palmer.

I Arise Today

I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me:
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me

(excerpt from "St Patrick's Breastplate", an ancient Celtic prayer)

"O Lord your truths are awesome as the mountain range"

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

May the road rise up 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.

(ancient irish blessing)

The following short video is a contemporary song interpretation of "May The Road Rise Up To Meet You". It's possible to download this track at prayerscapes:-

quotes from the bible about travel and protection

"The Lord will protect you
now and always
wherever you go."

(Psalm 121:8, CEV)

"There is none like God, Jeshurun, riding to your rescue through the skies, his dignity haloed by clouds. The ancient God is home on a foundation of everlasting arms."

(Deuteronomy 33:26-27, The Message)

"This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection."

(Psalm 91:2-4, NLT)