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prayer for travel

Quote on God's Protection when traveling from Psalm 139
Featured on this page are several reassuring bible quotes for travel and inspiring safe trip prayer messages for those planning a car, sea or plane journey. There is an uplifting prayer for travel which reminds us that God journeys with us wherever we go, he is presence never leaves us. There is also a prayer for safe travel for a loved one (e.g. for a husband or wife whilst they are away). Also on this page is a prayer for safe flight, a beautiful Irish blessing, and a safe journey prayer for friends as they go on their adventures.

Prayer for Travel
(A prayer for protection and safety to say before traveling)

Lord Jesus,

Thank you that you are with us by the power of your Holy Spirit. Please come and work within our hearts and calm any fears we hold as we travel.

You are ahead of us smoothing our pathways.
You are beneath us, holding us securely.
You are behind us, watching our backs.
And Lord we take your hand firmly now, until we reach our destination, because you are beside us.

Thank you.

Our trust is in you.


Prayer for safe travel for a loved one

Shelter them on their journey
Keep them day and night
Protect them from any danger
On land, sea or in flight.
Encircle them with angels
Carry them each day
Until they reach their journeys end
Be with them Lord we pray.

Quote from Phil 4:6-7 on the peace of God

Prayer for safe flight

Dear God,

Please watch over me as I fly out today. May your hand be on the pilot and crew, your strength be in the engineers that prepare the plane and your wisdom over the control teams on the ground.

I choose to trust in you, and give you my fears and anxieties. May I find peace as I travel. Take my heart on a journey of trust and hope as I look out over the beautiful world you have made.

I travel with you.

Calm me and cover me,


May The Road Rise Up To Meet You
(A beautiful Irish blessing appropriate for sending to a loved one when they are traveling)

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.

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

a beautiful ancient Irish blessing set to music, suitable for giving to a friend or loved one before they travel:-

"Carry them each day"

Prayer for traveling grace
(a safe journey prayer for friends)

Your grace will keep them safe O Lord
Like a river that leads their way.
Your love will guide their footsteps
As a friendly arm that holds them safe.

Your hope will rise across the skies
For they travel to adventures new.
Your peace will hold them through the night
While they journey safe with you.

Reading of Psalm 23

an uplifting reading of "The Lord is my Shepherd" which gently reminds us of God's loving protection and care as we travel:-

quotes on protection in travel from the bible

"God will put his angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go."

(Psalm 91:11, GNT)

"You'll travel safely, you'll neither tire nor trip. You'll take afternoon naps without a worry, you'll enjoy a good night's sleep."

(Proverbs 3:23-24, MSG)

"The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms."

(Deuteronomy 33:27, NIV)

Short prayer for safe travel


I trust in your protection as I travel.
Keep me safe.