living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for traveling grace

Jet plane in the sky with dramatic clouds
Gathered together on this page are several prayers suitable for saying before setting out on a journey. To begin with, there is a prayer for traveling grace, appropriate for giving to a friend or loved one for their voyage. There is also a prayer for a husband's safe travel, a prayer for a safe and successful flight, and an ancient Irish blessing entitled "May the road rise up to meet you". May you know God's presence now as you read these comforting words.

Prayer for traveling grace

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.

Prayer for safe travel for my husband

O Lord, be in front of my love as he travels
Bringing protection and peace.
Be behind, watching and covering him
At every point of his journey.
Be beside him, as companion and comforter
May he know your presence.
Be beneath him, when he is worried or weary
Watch over his sleep.
Be above him, for you are his Father
Come carry him safe till journeys end.


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,


prayer for safe travel

an inspiring prayer that reminds us of God's care and protection as we journey:-

"Your love will guide their footsteps"

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.

quotes on protection in travel from the bible

"If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast."

(Psalm 139:9-10, NIV)

"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 our hiding place; he carries us in his arms."

(Deuteronomy 33:27, CEV)

Short prayer for safe travel


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