There are many ways for different religions to have a traveler’s prayer.
We have collected some of the best Traveler’s prayers to use in requests to God. May these prayers for safety bring you comfort and peace of mind. May these prayers for strength encourage your spirit and strengthen your faith.
Travel is the movement of people between distant geographical locations. Travel can be done by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, ship or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements, as in the case of tourism.
Jewish Wayfarer’s Prayer
May it be Your will, o Lord, our God and the God of our ancestors, that You lead us toward peace, guide our footsteps toward peace, and make us reach our desired destination for life, gladness, and peace. May You rescue us from the hand of every foe, ambush along the way, and from all manner of punishments that assemble to come to earth. May You send blessing in our handiwork, and grant us grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us. May You hear the sound of our humble request because You are God Who hears prayer requests.
Blessed are You, our Lord, Who hears prayer. Amen.
The תפילה נוספת לנוסע באוירון
(Special Addition to the Traveler’s Prayer for Airplane Travel)
Irish blessings for travelers
„May the road rise 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 God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
May the Saints protect you
And bless you today
And may troubles ignore you
Each step of the way.
God be on your road every way you go.
Someone else’s safe travel
I’m praying for the safe travel of (…), please guide & protect her/him that she/he may reach her/his destination safe. I’m praying also for the pilot of the plane – give him the presence of mind that he may able to do his duty and responsibilities for their safety as they travel. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”
May God in heaven protect you on the way to […] and may His angel accompany you. Travel with God.
Commencing the journey
O God! Protect me and protect what is with me (my possessions), and deliver me (to my destination and delivery what is with me the best of your delivery. By God I commence (my journey) and by God I seek to accomplish (the purpose of my journey) and by Messenger I have set out (towards my destination). ‘O’ God make me overcome all (my grief); and make easy for me all difficulties; and give me more of goodness than I hope for; and keep away all evil of which I am apprehensive for my health.” “O the most Merciful”.
Mounting or boarding the means of transport
All praise is for God Who guided us in Your Religion and taught us the Holy Book and graced us with Messenger. Glory be to God Who made this (the means of transport) subservient to us, and we (by ourselves) could never have accomplished it. And surely to our Lord we shall return. All praise is for God, the Lord of the worlds. `O` God! You are the Facilitator of the journey and the helper in the affair and you are the Companion in the journey, and the Successor (in charge of my) family, property and son. `O` God! You are my supporter and my Helper to Victory.
Traveling by Plane
God, sometimes flying makes me nervous.
I know airplanes are safe, but still I worry.
Please give me Your peace Help me remember that You are watching over the plane.
Bless the men and women in the cockpit.
Bless the flight attendants and all the passengers.
Remind me that flight is a miraculous gift from You, and that when this plane speeds through the air, it is obeying the physical laws of the world You created.
As I look at the sky above and the earth below, I praise You for the beauty of Your creation.
I place myself confidently in Your care, knowing that, just as You guide me on the ground, so Your loving arms protect me in the air.
Traveling by ship
In the name of God! The Master! The Truth! They esteemed not God with an esteem due to Him. The whole earth is under His hold on the day of resurrection and the heavens folded at His command. Glory be to him and the High above! He is beyond the attribution of any partner. In the name of God be its course (sailing) and its arrival (anchorage). Verily my Lord is All Forgiving, All Merciful.
Prayer in The Ship or Sea
He is God who sent down the Holy Book and He guardeth the virtuous one. They have esteemed not Allah, as is His due: while the whole earth shall be in His grip on the Day of Judgement and heavens rolled up (shall be) in his right hand: Hallowed is He, and Exalted is He, high above what they associate (with Him).
Prayer for Car Travel
Please protect us while we travel.
The streets are busy and the trip is long.
Keep us safe from the dangers of the road.
Give us courtesy and patience with other drivers.
And help us reach our destination swiftly and easily, always knowing that You are with us.
Prayer for a Stress-Free Family Trip
Please protect us on the journey we are about to take.
Support us with Your strength and grace when we are weary.
Help us to be mindful of Your presence and love in times of stress
and guide us to make our time together meaningful and memorable.
In God’s Care
Please keep my family in Your watchful care while we are away from home.
Keep us safely protected in Your sheltering arms.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Recite the following prayer if one is afraid of drowning
Verily my protector is God who sent down the Holy Book and he guardeth the virtuous once.
They have esteemed not God, as is His due: while the whole earth shall be in His grip on the Day of Judgment and heavens rolled up (shall be) in His right hand, Hallowed is He, and Exalted is He, high above what they associate (with Him).
Entering a new town, city or village:
‘O’ God! I beseech from you its (town, city or village) goodness and seek refuge in you from its wickedness. ‘O’ God! let its inhabitants love us and let us love its virtuous inhabitants.
Dismounted or disembarking
‘O’ My Lord! Cause me to disembark a blessed alighting and you are the Best of all who cause to alight.
To be recited on a return journey
If God wills, we repent and seek pardon from Him; we worship Him and Him we bow and prostrate. Our Lord we praise. ‘O` God! Make this return (journey) of mine a blessed one, a fruitful one, associated with a sincere repentance; one that will make prosperity incumbent for me. ‘O’ the Most Merciful.
Commencing the journey
Glory be to Him (God) who has brought this (vehicle) under our control though we were unable to control it. Sure, we are to return to our Lord.
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“Oh God keep me and all the things with me safe and sound and let them reach the destination safely.”
The person who proceeds on a journey in the above manner the Almighty God will be looking after his welfare and of those people and things who are will him, and he will reach safely his destination.
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“Oh God! I leave unto Thy care my life, my wife and children, my merchandise, my generation, my world here and hereafter, deposits under my custody and place my end of life in Thy hands.”
Oh God make my arrival over here rewarding, for Thou art the best host and care-taker.
To guardian angel
My holy angel guardian, ask the Lord to bless the journey which I undertake, that it may profit the health of my soul and body; that I may reach its end; and that, returning safe and sound, I may find all at home in good health. Do thou guard, guide, and preserve us. Amen.”
Roman Catholic Prayer
O Almighty and merciful God, who has commissioned your angels to guide and protect us, may they be our companions from our setting out until our return. Clothe us with their invisible protection; keep from us all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of falling; and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially from sin, guide us to our heavenly home. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Orthodox Christian Prayer
Be mindful, O Lord, of those who travel by land, by sea, and by air; of the old and young, the sick, the suffering, the sorrowing, the afflicted, the captives, the needy and the poor; and upon them all send forth Thy mercies, for Thou art the Giver of all good things. Amen.
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: preserve those who travel; surround them with your loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For a safe journey
„In the name of God I go on this journey. May God the Father be with me, God the Son protect me, and God the Holy Ghost be by my side. Amen.„
Lord, be our guide and our protector
on the journey we are about to take.
Watch over us.
Protect us from accidents.
Keep us free from harm to body and soul.
Lord, support us with Your grace when we are tired.
Help us be patient in any trouble which may come our way.
Keep us always mindful of Your presence and love.
Prayer for a Blessed Vacation
Please bless our vacation.
Help our family to have patience and understanding.
Guide us to be mindful of this gift of time together.
Help us to make compromises when necessary and handle any chaos that comes our way with Your love and grace.
Open our eyes to truly see the beauty of the memories we are creating that will last a lifetime.