7 Powerful Prayers for Travel

Originally published on June 18, 2022 | Last updated on September 27, 2022

Do you have a journey coming up? We need God’s grace, mercy, and protection when we travel. So, whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, alone or as a family, these 7 Powerful prayers for travel will help you trust God on your journey.

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What the Bible says about traveling

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, the Bible calls us to “pray without ceasing”. That means we should pray before our journeys, during the journey, and even thank God for arriving safely.

“And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.”

Exodus 13:21 (NKJV)

We see that when the Israelites were on the journey from slavery in Egypt to the promised land Canaan, God was right there with them.  God’s presence and protection are important when we travel.

When we pray to God, He will light up our paths and show us what to do, and guide us on where to go. During the day, the Israelites had a pillar of cloud, and at night, a pillar of fire. This shows us that God knows exactly what we need on our journey.

Prayers for travel safety

We can’t rely on an airline, the pilot, or the driver to make sure we reach our destinations safely. Our faith should be in the Almighty God.

These prayers for traveling safely are based on words from the Bible. Praying scripture is an effective way of praying so God hears and answers us.

“The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes,”

Deuteronomy 1:30

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
Keeping watch on the evil and the good.”

Proverbs 15:3

Our God is omnipresent. That means He is in all places at the same time. He already knows our destination when we travel. So, we pray asking Him to go before us and ensure where we’re headed is safe.

God, we thank you for the opportunity to travel. We know that you are the omnipresent God. Your eyes are in every place on earth. May You please go before us and keep us safe where we’re headed.

Knowing and believing You’re already where we’re going gives us peace and confidence that You will take care of us. Thank you for always watching over us and caring for us.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.”

Psalm 34:7

“For it is written:

‘He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you,’”

Luke 4:10

In these encouraging Bible verses about protection, we learn that God’s angels will protect us. How amazing is that?

“Lord, you’ve promised us in Your Word that your angels guard, deliver and defend those who love and fear you. We thank you Father that you’ve sent your angels to rescue us and keep us safe.

As we travel, we ask that those angels would go with us on our journey and keep us from harm’s way. We have assurance and hope in your Word for it is living and active.

In Jesus’ name. Amen. “

“Then you will walk safely in your way,
And your foot will not stumble.”

Proverbs 3:23

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe.”

Proverbs 18:10

“Today Father, we run to Your name because we believe it’s a strong tower. When we call upon the name of Jesus Christ, we know power is released in our lives and situations.

We’re asking in Jesus’s name for us to travel safely. May our foot not stumble. We ask that we would rely and depend on You for all our needs on this journey because You’re Jehovah Jireh our Provider.

Hold us safely in the palm of Your hands Lord. Strengthen us as we’ll be out of our usual routine. Some trust in horses and chariots but our trust is in the Almighty God in Heaven, our Redeemer, Savior and  friend.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.”

Isaiah 54:17

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

A lot can happen when on the journey and that can make us scared. But God wants us to overcome fear and put our faith in Him. When traveling it’s good to pray for protection against the schemes and plans of the enemy.

“Lord, we know we have a real enemy who is out to steal our joy and peace, destroy our families and kill us. But we also serve the all-powerful Jehovah.

We pray that no weapon fashioned against us shall prosper, in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The devil has no power over me and us as a family. His evil plans to harm us will not succeed because we are protected by the Lord.

As we travel, we pray that we will enjoy the goodness of God in the land of the living for that is our heritage. We pray against any thoughts of fear on the journey. Fear of the unknown and fear of accidents or crashes are not going to have any room in our hearts and minds.

Rather we believe God will uphold us, strengthen us and help us on the way. We receive the amazing grace and peace of God to go with us on this journey.

In Jesus’ name. Amen. “

Prayer for traveling mercies

Our God is merciful, gracious, and loving towards us as His children. When we travel, we should also remember to pray for travel mercies.

These Bible verses about mercy invite us to come to God’s throne in our times of need. God promises us that His goodness and mercy shall follow us always. This gives us confidence in our prayers.

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Hebrews 4:16

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.”

Psalm 23:6

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

Ephesians 2:4

“Heavenly Father, we pray to you because You’re rich in mercy. Thank you for showing us such great love, kindness, and compassion.

 Guide us as we travel. We pray for your goodness and mercy to follow us on our journey. This is our time of need and we come to Your throne asking for travel mercies and grace.

In Jesus’ name. Amen. “

“The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.”

Psalm 121:7-8

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the Lord surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever.”

Psalm 125:2

When we Lord grants us His grace, we will be preserved. He will surround us with His love. Let’s pray.

“Lord, we honor You and exalt Your Holy name. As You grant us travel mercies, we thank You that You will preserve our lives as we go out of our home and come back again.

You are our sanctuary that we run to at all times. Surround us as Your children from this time forth and forever. You are our refugee and strength. We put our faith in Your power.

In Jesus’ name. Amen. “

Prayer for traveling on the road

When you’re traveling on the road, you need focus and patience. Other drivers can tend to frustrate you and spoil your mood. When the journey is long, you need strength to keep going and wisdom to rest when you need to.

If you’re traveling on the road with young kids, you need to learn how to be patient because kids can’t stand being in the same space for long.  Let’s pray.

“God, we thank You for this journey on the road. We pray for Your grace to go with us.  Bless our driver Lord. Give the driver focus for the road ahead, wisdom, discernment, and strength to drive.

There are other drivers on the road who can frustrate us or slow us down. Lord, we ask for patience from You to be gentle in our responses and be loving as ambassadors of Christ.

We pray for our kids on the journey. Help us as their parents to be creative so that the journey on the road is not too long and boring for them. May we be able to plan for food and activities to keep them busy and engaged.

We’re trusting you O God that we will reach our destination safely.

In Jesus’ name. Amen. “

Whether you’re traveling for summer, the holidays, to visit loved ones or for business, you need God to guide and guard you and your family. I hope these prayers for travel provided you with a good start to help you depend on God for your journey.

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