Traveling is exciting but also tricky. You never know what might happen. Therefore, prayers for travel safety are essential to smooth out any problems along the way. After all, travel includes lots of waiting time, which are perfect opportunities to pray for traveling mercies. Included in this post are many different prayers for travel that can be used, to remember to trust God to keep us safe while we are traveling.
One great Bible verse to remember when praying for travel safety is:
“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.” Genesis 28:15
What is a good Bible Verse for traveling?
The entire Psalm 121 is perfect for traveling since the Hebrew people sang this psalm on their pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Where they would face many robbers, beasts, and other perils on the journey.
1) It’s easy to turn Psalm 121 into a prayer for travel safety.
Dear Lord, thank you for helping me and not letting me stumble along the way on this trip.
Thank You, Lord, for keeping an eye on me and standing guard over me.
Nothing will harm me, not the day sun or the night moon.
I’m grateful that You keep me safe when I’m away from my house. Thank You for watching over me and keeping me out of harm’s way every step of this journey. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Prayer is based on Psalm 121.
How do you wish someone safe travels?
Speak from the heart, sound sincere, and hope for the best for them. You might say bon voyage, have an amazing trip, travel safely, safe journey, or enjoy your time away.
Take one step further and pray for them over their trip and you can cover them in prayer everyday they are away.
2) The Safe Travel Prayer
Dear God, In Jesus’ name we pray,
Thank you for the safety of_____________ as they travel.
Please keep them safe from harm and danger, and help them have a wonderful and relaxing trip.
We ask for your protection over them during their travels and we commit them into your care.
Prayer For Travel Safety
The following are various types of prayers when traveling, whether you are driving, flying, even before you leave for your vacation. May God keep you safe on your journey. And may He bring you back home to those who love you.
3) Prayer For Travel In A Plane
God, our Heavenly Father, we come to You today asking for Your protection as we travel by plane. Lord, we ask for no mechanical delays, no weather problems, or lost luggage and for a safe and uneventful trip. Our connecting flights will be timed so we can rest assured knowing that our baggage will be there waiting for us at our final destination luggage.
We surrender our trip into Your hands and know that You are in control. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
4) Prayer For Traveling On A Road
Heavenly Father, we praise You we can travel and see unknown places. We ask that as we journey on the roads, you would keep us safe from all harm and accidents. We ask for excellent weather conditions and our car to be in perfect mechanical condition. Keep us safe while we stop at all rest stops and gas stations along the route. Watch over us as In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Have you ever wondered how to pray for a safe drive?
This is what I do before a road trip. I pull out of the garage and stop in my driveway and pray to God for my vehicle to be in good condition and for me to arrive at my destination safely. Then I turn my attention to my house and pray that God will it safe and secure and watch over any animals who may be there.
Next, I’ll ask my husband and children in the vehicle to join in the prayer for travel safety and ask if they want to add anything to our prayer. We then say “Amen” and start our road trip!
5) Prayer Before Travel
Lord, in Jesus’ name, we pray for protection as we begin this journey. Keep our home safe while we are gone, protect _______________ (say the names of loved ones or pets that are staying behind.)
Guide our steps and keep us safe while showing us amazing and wonderful things along the way that we will recognize are from you. We want to enjoy ourselves and create wonderful memories while traveling with those we’re with, and we hope to come across entertaining companions along the way. Amen.
6) Prayer for Safe Travel
Dear God, We come to You asking for Your protection as we travel. Help us to be safe and to enjoy our time away. Guide us safely on our travels and keep us under your care. While we travel, surround us with a hedge of protection.
We thank You for Your many blessings and we ask that You would continue to watch over us as we travel. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Pray we will have the safest journey, and may God watch over us and protect every step we take. And while we are traveling, may the Lord make our journey exhilarating with lots of laughs.
Define Prayer For Traveling Mercies
People pray for travel mercies when they embark on a long journey, possibly on an extended mission trip. Or if the destination is a difficult one like a funeral, on this occasion it doesn’t seem appropriate to say have a nice trip.
Furthermore, if your journey is proving to be difficult and you may earnestly pray for traveling mercies in the midst of it.
A Biblical example of travel mercies is Paul, a prisoner sent to Rome. On route, he ended up shipwrecked on Malta, due to a violent storm. Despite tough travels, Paul healed people on the island and ended up living on the leader of Malta’s estate for 3 months. When it was time for Paul to leave, the islanders loaded him with supplies. (Acts 28)
Although Paul’s prayer for traveling blessings is not recorded in Scripture, we know he prayed on his travels! So when adversity strikes unexpectedly while you’re on the road. Pray!
You never know what God may do to turn things around.
7) Prayer For Travel Mercies
Dear God, we come to You today asking for Your mercy on our travels. Our journey has been difficult, and we are tired. We ask for strength to finish the trip and for Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank You for hearing our prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Travel Safety For Family Members
When our family members are traveling without else, we can feel worried about them traveling. Praying for them will help to remove our anxious feeling and give us some peace of mind that God is with them.
8) Prayer for Safe Travel of A Loved One
Dear Lord, we come to You asking for Your protection over our loved one as they travel. We ask You would keep them safe from all harm and danger. Watch over them as they journey, and grant them Your peace and mercy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
9) Prayer for Safe Travel for My Husband
Dear Heavenly Father, I surrender my husband into Your care as he travels. I ask for Your protection over him and keep him safe from all harm and danger. Bless him Lord along the way and bring him back home safely to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
10) Prayer for Safe Travel for My Wife
Father, I ask for Your protection over my wife as she travels. Please keep her safe from all harm and danger. Grant her a safe journey and I hope she finds joy and peace along the way. Return her back home to me safely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
11) Prayer Safe Travel for My Son
God, I pray You watch over my son as he travels. Keep him safe from all harm and danger. Give him courage, strength, and comfort as he journeys. I ask You would bless his journey and You will always with him directing his steps In Jesus’ name, Amen.
12) Prayer for Safe Travel For My Daughter
Heavenly Father, please watch over my daughter as she travels. Keep my little girl safe and protect her from all harm and any trouble. Surround her with angels in all her travels. Let her know You are always with her. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Final Thoughts on Prayer for Travel Safety
Prayer is a powerful tool that we can use to keep our loved ones safe while they are traveling. Whether you are praying for travel mercies or for a safe flight, know that God is listening and will answer your prayers. So don’t be afraid to lift up your loved ones in prayer, and trust in the Lord to keep them safe on their journey.