Are you looking for some powerful prayers for safe travels for yourself or for a loved one embarking on a journey away from home?
Traveling is something we all do. Whether walking to a neighbor’s or taking an air flight to a new country, rarely does a day go by that we do not travel. Sometimes our travels are for happy celebrations such as a sibling’s wedding, and at other times for somber occasions such as a parents’ passing.
Like all prayers, when we pray for safe travels, we pray as God calls us to. We can praise God and petition Him on our behalf and others. God asks us to pray for all things, for all circumstances, and to come to Him for all our needs.
How Do You Pray for Those Who Are Traveling
We know that prayer is powerful and we should pray for all things (without ceasing). But what are some ways to pray for those who are traveling?
We can pray for our own safe travel. And we can pray for the safe travel of others.
Pray for Your Own Safe Travels
Pray for your own safe travels to bring God into your travel plans. Praise Him for the gifts of travel and petition Him for a safe journey. Pray that He will guide you on every step of your journey.
Pray for Safe Travels of a Loved One
Pray for a loved one’s safe travels to show God’s care for them through your intercession. Pray for God’s guidance on their journey and for those responsible for their safety such as pilots or bus drivers. Pray that He will watch over them on every step of their journey.
Pray for Safe Travel Bible Verses
If you are looking for a couple of verses of scripture to meditate on while you are praying for your own or someone else’s travel plans, here are 2 that I would recommend:
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 1 Timothy 2:1
Prayers for Safe Travels
How can we wish someone safe travels? We can offer them a prayerful bon voyage!
In praying for someone who is traveling, we want to ask God to wrap His full armor around them from the beginning to the end of their journey.
Here are just a few example prayers that you can pray for either your own travels or for the upcoming travels plans of a loved one.
Prayer for Safe Travel and Protection
In any endeavor we embark upon in life, we want God to protect us from any dangers that may come our way.
When traveling, these dangers can be anything from dangerous road conditions and storms, to mechanical malfunctions of the vehicle (or plane).
Pray this prayer to ask for God’s protection while you are traveling.
Almighty God, you love me despite my weaknesses. You are always with me and for me. I pray You shine Your light on me as I travel, guiding me and protecting me. I pray You also guide the skills of those I am on relying on to safely journey to my destinations. I pray this in the holiest name of Jesus. Amen
Prayer for Safe Travel of a Loved One
When a friend or loved one is traveling, the biggest act of love we can give them is to pray for them!
Pray for their individual safety and protection. Pray for the safety of the vehicle they are traveling in (cars, planes, etc). And pray for anyone who may impact their travel security such as the plane pilots.
Lord, creator of all that is good, I thank You for the loved ones in my life. You promise to hear all our prayers including for those that we love. I pray for_______(names of loved ones) for safe travels. I pray you watch over them during their travels, keeping them safe and guiding their plans. I put my loved ones in trust to You. Amen
Prayer for Safe Travels For a Friend
Do you have a friend that is traveling? The best way to assure their safety during a trip is to pray for them!
When we pray for a friend who is traveling, we are asking God to cover them in His full armor of protection. Use this prayer to ask God to ensure the safe travels of a friend:
Lord, King of my heart, I thank You for the gift of friendship you have provided me with _______(friend’s name). You a good God who provides all that we need. I pray you provide all that __________(friend’s name) needs for her journey. I pray for safe travels for her and your protection. May she always know you are near, guiding and protecting her even when she is far away from her home. Amen
Thank You Prayer for Safe Travel
In addition to simply asking God to protect us and our loved ones during our travels, we should also be thanking Him.
God relishes in our thanks to Him.
Thank Him for who He is and all He has already done in your life. But also, thank Him, in advance, for the blessing of safe travels He is going to provide!
Lord, You are a God of miracles. You make the sunrise and set, and fill us with life. I thank You for Your safety and protection over our travels. I thank You for Your loving guidance during our journey. I thank You for all those You placed on our path that helped us to have safe travels. I thank You for Your everlasting presence. Amen
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Remembering God’s promise that He hears all our prayers, we can pray with boldness and assurance that He is listening. Praying for safe travels for ourselves and others brings steadiness to our minds and shows God’s care for others. When you pray for safe travels may God’s peace fill your heart!
The power of prayer is real, even if we do not always see the results. One of the most loving things you can do is pray for others as well as for yourself. God wants to hear our prayers!
Lynn J Simpson is a Certified Professional Life Coach, author, and landscape photographer who is also rarely without her camera in hand capturing God’s beauty in nature.