living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayers for pilots

Jet plane in the sky with dramatic clouds

This page features four modern prayers for pilots. The first prayer is a contemporary poem suitable for the wife or partner of a pilot to pray for their protection and wellbeing. This is followed by a short aviator's prayer for airline or military pilots to say before flying. The third prayer is an inspiring prayer for the working day ahead. Finally, there is a prayer for balloonists, which gives thanks for the remarkable beauty found whilst floating in the skies above and asks for God's protection on all who journey together.

Pilot's prayer poem
(for helicopter and military fighter pilot's & their wives to pray)

Lord Jesus,

Be at his side, His Saviour and friend.
Speak to him and remain close.
Be beneath him, as he flies at such heights and with danger near.
Hold him, with angels wings and keep him safe.
Be behind him, watch over his back.
When he is vulnerable, come be his guard.
Be ahead of him, guiding his instincts, his decisions.
Fill his heart with hope and vision to see clearly.
Be above him, reveal to him heavens gaze.
Come lift his eyes at times of stress to your kingdom ways.

O Lord, be all around him.
Come encompass him with you comfort, protection and care.


prayer for peace of mind

A short film (2.30 min long), meditating on God's peace and calming presence:-

"as I take to the skies, come lift my heart too"

Aviators prayer
(a prayer for airplane pilots)

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that I have the privilege of flying aeroplanes. Thank you that I can take to the skies, see earth become small and fall away beneath me. O Lord, help me to fly with skill and diligence, to follow procedure and to keep those I carry safe. Alert me to difficulties and dangers, so that I have time to respond and pray.

And as I take to the skies, come lift my heart too. May I always give thanks for the goodness in my life. As the earth blurs away beneath me, come give me your heart for it. Please inspire my mind to see everything through your eyes. And may my prayers be free, dynamic and effective from this perspective! Lord, lead me closer to you each time I pilot this plane.


A morning prayer for work with sunrise over trees in the foreground

click here to discover more prayers for the working day

Balloonist prayer
(for air balloon pilot's)

Almighty God,

I long to go ballooning today, to rise high into the skies and drift gently over your beautiful world.

Lord, I ask that you might watch over the weather, this balloon and the equipment.
Be with this team, come bind us together with great excitement, brotherhood and love.
I give to you all that I am, every area of sadness in me, each stress and the challenges I face. Please may this balloon ride be a time to just be, to rest in your presence and know your heart O Lord.

And may this day be a day of praise as the balloon reaches into the clouds. Thank you for this incredible world, thank you for your spirit amongst us. Lord we praise you for this remarkable invention!


quotes from the bible about God's peace and protection

"Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid."

(John 14:27, GNT)

"Where could I go to escape
from your Spirit
or from your sight?
If I were to climb up
to the highest heavens,
you would be there.
If I were to dig down
to the world of the dead
you would also be there."

(Psalm 139:7-8, CEV)

"The eternal God is our hiding place; he carries us in his arms."

(Deuteronomy 33:27, CEV)