Driving is an enjoyable and convenient way of commuting. You could be driving to work, on vacation or cruising with your friends. As fun as it might be, driving has its risks.
More than one million people lose their lives to car accidents every year. With such devastating statistics, it’s natural to look to the Almighty for protection while driving.
After all, asking God to take the wheel can offer a sense of comfort on the road.
This post provides eight valuable prayers for safe driving to your destination.
1) Short Prayer for Safe Driving
I humbly ask for Your protection as I prepare to drive from( where you are) to (where you’re going). The road ahead is unpredictable and beset with potential dangers.
I look to You for safe driving and safe keeping on my journey. Please keep me and my travel companions safe from harm, as we do not know what we’ll encounter.
Behold us in Your everlasting grace, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Driving safely is a blessing. So always remember to thank God when you reach your destination.
It’s easy to assume we’ll always travel safely as countless times before, but who knows what the devil might be planning at an unexpected time.
God knows what lies ahead on a journey. Thus, praying for safe driving will invite Him to protect and keep you safe. Never take for granted praying for safe driving, even when journeying to a place you’ve been a thousand times before.
The Psalmist says in the book of Psalm 91:2-3, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”
2) Short Prayer to Say Before Driving
As I prepare to drive today, I invite You to take control of the vehicle. Though I am an expert driver, let me not boast about my abilities but in You who directs my path.
Please give me wisdom and help me to make the right decisions on the road. Cover the vehicle with the protection of Jesus, preventing any mechanical failures that might lead to an accident.
Also, make the path ahead smooth and free of any harm and traps the devil may have laid to prevent me from safely reaching my destination.
I humbly ask in Your name, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Road accidents don’t only happen to amateur drivers or drunkards. They can happen to the most experienced drivers.
Therefore, do not neglect to pray for safe driving thinking your expertise will get you there. No one knows the dangerous risks that lie ahead.
The Bible warns about bragging about one’s knowledge.
It says in Jeremiah 9:23, “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches.”
The Lord desires us to depend on Him rather than gloat about our strengths. This humble prayer for safe driving summons God’s blessing and protection.
3) Prayer for Driving Protection
I am anxious about the journey ahead. From careless drivers and pedestrians to random accidents to vehicle failure, driving seems fraught with countless risks and potential dangers.
Dear Lord, I ask that You protect me and the passengers I carry today. Please quicken my mind to identify potential hazards and the ability to evade them.
Extend Your grace against events outside my control. Please bless me with the confidence and competence on the road I so desperately need.
I pray and trust in Your name, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Regardless of following all driving safety tips, sometimes an accident can occur. As scary as this sounds, it should not prevent you from driving.
The secret to safe driving apart from the normal guidelines is asking the Lord for protection. The Father promises in Psalm 91: 11-12 that:
“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.”
It’s so comforting to know that God loves us so much that when we ask Him, He will send His guardian angels to keep us from harm.
Prayer for protection while driving will offer you solace and peace, taking away anxiety and fear.
4) Safety Prayer for Driving Protection
“Our Father in Heaven,
I come to You asking for assistance as I drive this vehicle today. Keep me and my fellow travelers safe on these busy and dangerous roads.
Surround us with Your protection, shield us from harm and allow our travels to proceed without hindrance. Please protect and keep us safe until we reach our destination.
In Jesus’ powerful name, I pray, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Communing with the Lord through prayer before and during driving is a wonderful way to feel connected and supported. You look to the Divine for intervention in your journey.
There is no right or wrong way or place to do it. You can choose to pray in the house or the car before starting your journey.
If you’re traveling with others, it’s always best to pray together to stand in unity and agreement.
With no shortage of driving risks, praying before and during a drive makes sense.
“The Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” — (Psalm 121:7-8).
5) Guardian Angel Prayer for Safe Driving
“My beloved guardian angel, I submit to You today asking You to bless my journey. Help me to drive safely until my final destination. Guide the road and wipe away all dangers that cause road accidents.
Shield this vehicle with the protection of Jesus Christ, from the wheels to the tires to the brakes and engines. I plea for the invisible clothing of protection upon every corner of this vehicle.
Safety is our portion through the Lord our Savoir, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Guardian angels shield and protect us from innumerable dangers, which we can’t avoid without them. Though they protect us even without asking, praying to them helps to acknowledge their loving presence in our lives.
The book of Psalm 34:7 guarantees that the angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him and he delivers them.
Rest assured that your guardian angel is near you and can help prevent pressing dangers.
Unfortunately, many Christians seldom pray to their guardian angels. As a result, they forfeit countless blessings and fall victim to hurdles including car accidents.
Now that you know these precious spiritual beings exist, make a habit of praying to them in every situation.
6) Prayer to Bless Husband Who Will Drive
“Our Lord and Savoir,
I ask You to keep my husband safe on the road as he embarks on his journey. Favor my husband, who will take the wheel with Your endless love and light.
Help him to stay alert, vigilant and in control of the vehicle throughout the journey. I pray for Your blessings and protection upon him until he reaches his destination and comes back home. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
A prayerful wife is the glue that holds a Christian family together. The best wife not only tends to her family’s needs but prays for them.
As your husband’s helper, the best way to offer support is by praying for him as he drives. Whether traveling together or alone, praying for your husband is beneficial to bless his journey.
He might be the most competent driver you know, but without the Lord, his competency cannot sustain the journey.
You might choose to pray alone or with your husband.
It doesn’t matter how you want to pray, as long as you commit your husband to the Lord’s grace, He is faithful to answer your prayer.
7) Prayer to Protect Family on the Road
As my family and I step out on this lovely day to journey on the road, we request protection and traveling mercies. As we disperse on our way to (work, school, vacation and run errands) please send Your angels to guard and watch over us.
The roads can be unpredictable and dangerous, but I trust that You will not let calamity befall us. I lay our fear and anxieties at Your feet, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Road travel is ubiquitous in our lives. From daily commutes or vacations with family, we are constantly on the road.
Though grateful that technology makes traveling easier, technology can let us down. But thankfully, the Lord will never disappoint.
We can turn to Him for traveling grace on the road. The list of what can go awry while traveling on the road is endless. We worry about care safety, sudden change of weather and other misfortunes.
But when such anxieties come up, turn to the Lord and say a quick prayer for journey mercies for you and your family.
8) Prayer Not to Have Traffic Accidents
“My Father, I present my fears and worries to You. As I prepare to head out on the road, I fear for my life because of the prevalence of traffic accidents. I entrust my life to You, coming against any accidents which might come my way in the name of Jesus.
Your Word says in Deuteronomy 31:6 that You will never leave nor forsake me. Please I pray that You accompany me along the road. I know I am too precious to You to let harm befall me.
I thank You for answering my plea against any traffic accident in Jesus’ name, Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Prayer for traffic accident prevention should be made by everyone to avoid being a casualty.
Christians are privileged to make such impactful prayers because we are God’s children. Rather than waiting to be victims of road accidents, we can start praying for the Lord’s protection before heading out of the house.
Moreover, prevention is much better than praying for quick recovery after an accident.
God is faithful to preserve your life when you commit your fears to Him. So, don’t let doubt overcome your heart when praying against a traffic accident.
Can Anyone Pray These Prayers?
Yes. It is actually important that everyone says these prayers because we all need God’s protection on the road.
If you are a Christian, the Lord’s special favor can preserve your life, but His grace is sufficient for all His creations.
Should I Say Prayers for Other People?
Certainly! You can pray for God’s protection over the life of your family, friends and loved ones as they travel on the road.
You can also pray for those you don’t know because every life is precious in God’s sight.
Can I Say the Prayers Before I Start Driving?
Of course, you can. Saying the prayers before beginning your journey is the best time because you summon the Divine’s presence and let Him take control of the road ahead.
However, you can pray during your journey as well.
Road travel is a big part of our lives. It is inevitable. As exciting as getting out might seem, it isn’t without unforeseen events like accidents. Gratefully, we can use prayer to help protect ourselves from such calamities.
It’s important to pray for the Lord’s protection. Our Savoir and guardian angels are always watching over us, even when we are on the road.