Then you will go safely on your way, and you will not hurt your foot. When you lie down, you will not be afraid. As you lie there, your sleep will be sweet.Proverbs 3:23-24
There are so many lives that have been lost through journeys from one place to the other. Completing a journey is therefore not a right to anyone but rather a simple privilege from the Lord. It doesn’t matter if your journey is by foot, car, plane, bus, cycle, motorcycle, ship, or train the fact that you arrive at your planned destination in health and in one piece is a pure gift from the Lord.
There are so many things that could have gone wrong with your journey but did not. People often attribute the fact that they escaped an accident to luck or human skill. The truth is that no amount of luck or human skill can save you from death if the Lord does not intervene.
The mere fact that someone has the instinct to act quickly or in a certain way to prevent a terrible accident from happening means that the Lord was in control of that situation. If we open our hearts and ears to the Lord we will hear his instructions and directions.
These are the things that will keep us from falling into danger and traps that have been set for us. God is the one who protects and provides for us. The reason we get into these accidents and other difficult situations is that we do not listen to the voice of the Lord when he is instructing or talking to us.
We more often than not end up trying to do things our own way and end up regretting our actions. We must remember always that God’s time is the best.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. They will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.Psalm 91:11, 12
He has given us the free will to live our lives on earth. He has also admonished us to follow the paths He shows us because He knows that is what will end us well. Some often feel like it is the driver, captain, or conductor of a vehicle that controls whether the passenger arrives at their destination or not.
The truth is that every vehicle has been crafted or manufactured with elements that already exist on Earth. Remember that nothing physical can be created out of nothing by man. That is only a gift God reserves for Himself.
However, He has given man the gift to craft and make things out of the gifts He buried on earth. That means that whatever vehicle or locomotive you find yourself traveling in is made of elements and materials that were created by God Himself.
The space in which they travel was all created by the Lord as well. That means that man cannot move or survive without the Lord. This is why He is the one who carries us and brings us to wherever we want to journey no matter what vehicle we may be using to get there.
The reason why we must pray whenever we are traveling is to let the Lord know from us that our lives are not in our own hands. There are several things that can go wrong in a journey. God’s presence means that He takes control of your journey and counts those who are His like a farmer counts his precious eggs. Those who believe in Him communicate with him constantly and let Him know that they depend on Him for life and every step they take.
Prayers for travelling
Prayers for travelling by Sea
Thank you for sustaining my life until now
I am about to travel by sea
I know that the ocean is at your command
You have the power to calm the waters
You have the power to part the Red Sea
You have the power to walk on water
I commit my journey to your hands
Be a protective cloud over us
Keep us away from incidents
Remove any obstacles from our paths
Destroy or plans of the evil one
And take us to our destination in one piece
Prayer for traveling by air
Father Lord in Heaven,
You are the creator of the heavens and the earth
You are commander over all the elements we see and cannot see
What You say will be Is
I ask that you carry me throughout this journey
Be the pilot and all the crew
Keep me strong and protected
Give me courage and resilience
Keep me calm during difficult times
Let your mercies abound in this flight
Prevent any disruptive activity that will take this plane down
Cover the crew with your Holy blood
Shine your light on us in darkness
And help us through storms and turbulence
Prayer for traveling by road
I begin this journey with Your blessing
Only you know the road ahead
You know the curves and bumps ahead
You know the incidents ahead
You know the hidden traps ahead
I pray for traveling mercies
Be the force in this car
Carry the passengers in your arms
Guide the driver to make this journey incident-free
Remove any incidents that lay in wait
Destroy all the plans of the evil one
Carry us all there in one piece
Let your name be glorified in this journey
And let your mercies abound in this journey.
Prayer for traveling by train
Take control of this journey today
Keep us steady on the course
Keep this locomotive on its tracks
Remove all blocks and obstacles from the tracks
Take us through all adverse weather conditions
Take control of this vessel
Carry us with your holiness
Let your mercies cover us
Keep the conductor strong and focused
And let us reach our destination in one piece
Prayer for a traveling spouse
Please help my wife in her travels
Keep her under your wing at all times
Save her from danger
Remove her from the eye-line of danger
Help her find all she wants to find
Carry her in every movement she makes
Bring her to me whole and healthy
Help her not be caught up in any bad situations
Give her comfort
Give her peace of mind
Bless all her endeavors
Let her journey be a fruitful one
And keep her close to you at all times
Prayer for a traveling child
Bless my child in his travels
Let him not fall prey to any evil
Keep him away from bad company
Order his steps away from the chaos
Help him not be at the wrong place at the wrong time
Keep him away from trouble
Let all he plans to do on the journey be fruitful for him
Let your grace and favor follow him always
Guide and protect him when he sleeps in strange places
Let him feel our love for him no matter where he is
And bring him to his family healthy and without a bruise
Prayer for when you are Stranded in an unknown place.
Help me find my way
Guide me through this situation
I am lost and don’t know what to do
Send me an angel to redeem me
Keep me calm and let me take the right steps
Let the right people find me
Do not let me be food for the devil
Clear my path to freedom
Surround me with favor and grace
Show me the light at the end of this tunnel
And let me find favor in my next steps
When you travel, you leave your comfort zone. You trust other people with your life when you sit in their vehicles and their vessels. You expect them to take you there in one piece and without incident. Your trust should be in God. You cannot control the skills and emotions of other people who physically control your vessels.
Only God can help you reach your destination without problems. He is the one you should have faith in. Pray to him before, during, and after each journey. Believe in your heart that he watches you always and he will not let you down.
‘The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry. Deuteronomy 31:8