“Traveling mercies” are prayers for safe and smooth travel. From a time in the late nineteenth century when travel was more dangerous, the Lord would provide “traveling mercies” to those heading out on missions for their safe passage. If you are embarking on a similar state of travel, here are some good prayers for traveling mercies.
1. Traveling Mercies Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you will never leave me or forsake me. Please give me traveling mercies on my journey. Your word says that you will never leave me or forsake me, you are always with me. Please help me to travel safely knowing that you will never leave my side. May I reach my destination in peace and security. May your Holy Spirit surround me, and those I love. May I rest in your calm embrace, let my heart be warmed by the sound of your voice. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
2. Safe Journey Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you are my protector and provider. As I set off on this journey, I ask that you protect me from danger and provide for all my needs. You have promised that you will make all things work together for my good. Remind me that I am loved by you and that you are always working for me. May your love surround me, your Spirit guide me, your voice cheer me, your peace calm me, your shield protect me, your wisdom arm me, wherever you may lead me. In your mighty name, Amen.
3. Peaceful Trip Prayer
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, thank you that you hear and answer my prayers. Hear my prayer today and grant me traveling mercies on this trip. The Bible says that I do not need to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, I should present my requests to God. Give me assurance that I have nothing to fear with you by my side. May your peace be in my heart, your grace be in my words, your love be in my hands and your joy be in my soul. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
4. Guide My Steps Prayer
Faithful Father, thank you that you are my creator, you know me better than anyone else. You know exactly what I need for this journey. You have said that if I trust in you with all my heart and do not lean on my own understanding, submitting to you in all my ways, then you will make my paths straight. Guide my steps, Lord. May I find the comfort I desire in you and the strength I need in your name. May your presence be with me every hour of the day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
5. Supply My Needs Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. You have promised that, even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. As I set out on this journey, I ask that you give me traveling mercies. Give me the strength to reach my destination. May your love be the passion in my heart. May your joy be my strength when times are hard. May your presence be my peace that overflows. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
6. Bless My Journey Prayer
O Lord my God, thank you that you can satisfy my every desire and need. Please bless my journey today and keep me safe from harm. May I feel your presence with me. You have said that you are near to all who call on you, to all who call on you in truth. Hear my prayer and watch over me as I travel. May the peace of God reign in my life, the love of God surround me, the Spirit of God empower me and the joy of God uphold me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
7. Travel Safely Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer thank you that you have plans for me that are for my good and your glory. You know the journey I am taking and you know everything that happens to me. Your word says that when I call on you in prayer, you will listen to me. Hear my prayer and allow me to travel safely. Let me be filled with the peace and joy that comes from your spirit. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, and power and strength, be unto you my God, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
8. Peaceful Journey Prayer
Creator God, thank you that you are my strength and my song, you fill my heart with joy. Help me to have a joyful and peaceful journey. You have promised that whoever follows you will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Please help me to walk in your light everywhere that I go. May you, the God of all grace, who has called me into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make me holy, strong and filled with peace. To you be glory and honor, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
9. Protection Prayer
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Loving Father, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding my steps on your path. As I set off on this journey, please guide my steps. You have said that in all things at all times, you will supply all that I need. Please give me the mercy and grace I need as I travel. Remind me that you are with me everywhere that I go. Deliver me from every evil work, and preserve me towards your heavenly kingdom. To you be glory, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
10. God’s Presence Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that there is nowhere I can go that is beyond your presence. Please watch over me as I travel today. Your word says that, to those who ask, it will be given, to those who seek, it will be found and to those who knock, the door will be opened. Guide my steps. Let the majesty of the Father be the light that guides me, the compassion of the Son be the love that inspires me and the presence of the Spirit be the strength that empowers me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
11. Prepare My Journey Prayer
Everlasting Father, thank you that I am never alone, your presence calms the troubled sea of my life and speaks peace to my soul. Your word says that you will never leave me or forsake me, you are always with me. Bless me with traveling mercies as I set off on this journey. Let me be conscious of your presence with me. May God the Father prepare my journey, Jesus the Son guide my footsteps and the Holy Spirit watch over me, on every path that I follow. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
12. Safe Travels Prayer
Compassionate Father, thank you that your word enlightens my eyes, purifies my soul and preserves me for eternal life. Please ensure my safety as I travel today. Your word says that when I pass through the waters, you will be with me, the rivers will not sweep over me, the fire will not burn me. Please help me to trust you. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden my heart and bring peace to my soul, today and for all days. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
13. Watch Over Me Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you make known your love and that your purposes will stand, your plans will not fail. Please give me traveling mercies on my journey. You have said that you are good to all. You have compassion for all you have made. Remind me that you are always watching over me and I am safe in your care. You are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask or imagine, according to the power at work within me. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
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