As a young child, I remember that all our cars always had a Saint Christopher on the dashboard. It was always a comfort that he was our protector on our journeys.
However, we need to pray for his protection as well. Most importantly, we should always ask God for His protection on any trip.
Besides praying to Saint Christopher for safe travel, we should also know that the Lord, our God, is our sole protector. We should place all our cares and burdens on Him.
Always pray when you travel, no matter how short your journey is or what mode of transportation you use. Ask the Lord God and Saint Christopher to keep you and everyone traveling safe and protected. This includes other passengers and drivers as well.
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1) Short Prayer to St. Christopher For Safe Travel
“Dear Saint Christopher,
As I start my trip to (say where you are going), I pray to ask you to join me. I hope and trust that you will be by my side as I go on this journey.
Keep me from all harm and calamity. 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.
Carry me on your shoulders as you carried Jesus Christ through stormy waters. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Saint Christopher is there to protect you on any journey. Even though he is not mentioned in the Bible, there is literature that describes who he is. As we focus on Christ to help us, nothing prevents us from knowing that Saint Christopher can also assist us.
Saint Christopher will carry you on his shoulders, just as he carried the Christ-child through stormy waters. Allow him to provide you with the safety you need.
2) Catholic Prayer for Safe Travel St. Christopher
“Saint Christopher, Patron Saint of Travelers,
As you carried the Christ-child on your shoulders, I pray that you carry me on this journey. I ask for your protection along the many roads I need to take today.
Please take care of, assist, and protect me from any calamities and dangers as I embark on this journey today.
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 pray in your name, Saint Christopher. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
As a strong, courageous man of great faith, Saint Christopher reminds us that we have protection on all our travels. He reminds us that we can truly trust in the Lord for all our needs.
Philippians 4:19 tells us, “But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Christ the Redeemer always leads the way with Saint Christopher as the most important guardian on our travels.
3) Saint Christopher’s Prayer for Someone Traveling
“Dear Patron Saint Christopher,
I am anxious about the journey that (person’s name) has ahead. From careless drivers and pedestrians to random accidents to vehicle failure, driving seems fraught with countless risks and potential dangers.
I ask today that you provide (person’s name) with safe travel on this long journey to (say their destination).
Please pour your blessed gift of safe travels over this person. Help them also to experience God’s presence as they travel.
Extend your grace against events outside their control. Please bless them with confidence and competence on the road. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Whenever we go on a trip, we should ask our patron saint, Christopher, for protection and safety along the way. You can do so even as a passenger.
You can wear a Saint Christopher medallion around your neck and hold on to it throughout the journey.
Jesus is always near too. Do not forget to ask Him first to grant you safety. He is our Lord and Savior, as Luke 1:47 tells us, “And my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Saviour.”
4) Prayer to St. Christopher for Safe Travels and Motorists
I ask you to be with everyone who steps out on this lovely day to journey on the road, I request protection and traveling mercies. As we all disperse on our way please watch over us.
I ask that you make everyone aware of any dangers on the road and alert fellow motorists to be careful too. Carry all motorists and myself safely to our destinations, just as you carried the Christ-child. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
Patron Saint Christopher is the one we go to when we are in need of safety in our vehicles and on the road. Even so, we must always remember that the child he carried is incredibly important.
As Proverbs 21:31 says, “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord.”
5) Prayer To St. Christopher, Patron Saint Of Travelers
“My Dear Patron Saint, Christopher,
Please protect me on my journey. I need your presence with me as I make this journey to (say your destination).
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.
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. Amen.”Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.
We travel all over the world, and it is a good idea to carry a Saint Christopher medallion with us. Not only will it remind us that Saint Christopher keeps us safe, but it will also remind us that Christ is just a prayer away.
Philippians 4:5-6 says this, “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.”
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Will St. Christopher Really Help Me?
Over the years, many people have testified to how Saint Christopher has truly been the patron saint of safety. Regardless of what our belief system is, God has appointed people, angels, and His Holy Spirit to look after us.
You can therefore be assured that God and Saint Christopher will be there for you. Grant God full permission to take control of your travel and ask your patron saint, Christopher, to be there too.
Can I Also Pray To Our Lord God?
This is an absolute necessity. We ought to pray to our Lord God first and then ask for any help we can get.
Asking God for help is said in John 16:26, “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you.”
God is our focus as believers. It is therefore most important to call on Him first for anything we need. We can then invite Saint Christopher to be there for us as well.
Can I Trust The Power of These Prayers?
When we ask anything in the Name of Jesus, it will be answered. When we add prayers to ask Saint Christopher, we can be doubly sure that we will be safe and protected, especially when we travel.
Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
When Can I Start Praying?
Start your prayers the moment the idea of a trip comes up. As you plan your trip, ask God to direct your path, as it says in Job 3:6. As you start packing, allow God to guide you and prepare the way for you.
Pray before you leave, and pray while you are on the road. Keep your Saint Christopher medallion or cross nearby. It just serves as a reminder, not for you to put your trust in.
Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, is there for that reason – to protect us when we travel. He reminds us of the power of God and how He takes care of us.
He told Moses this, “And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” — Deuteronomy 31:7-8.
We have the protection of both God (as the primary protector) and Saint Christopher whenever we travel. We can invite them to be on our trip from start to finish. Allow them to assist you in your planning and preparation at the start of the trip and during it.
Always remember that God comes first. The saints are there to assist us and come alongside us to remind us of God’s power. Call on the Lord and Saint Christopher to give you a smooth and safe journey, whether it is down to the grocery store or on a very long trip. They are there to protect you.