Every now and then we realised during our trip how gifted we are to travel safe and protected. Especially today, when we hear the news about hurricane “Sandy” rushing towards the east coast of America, where we have been travelling just a few weeks ago, we are thankful about having come home safe again. Some of the hosts and friends we have seen are now in danger. Especially the SERVAS hosts in Brooklyn are in the evacuation zone.
So we want to share the different prayers we found on a leaflet at the beginning of our trip in the St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg NS / Canada with you!
Prayer for Flyers
Into the hands of others Almighty God, today I fly, and in doing so I give my care and well-being into the hands of others. May I be generous and courteous as they serve me at check-in, through security screening, while boarding the aircraft, during the flight, on arrival, through passport control, collecting my bag and going through customs. May I both see and offer love in every task, given in service and received with gratitude, through your love shown to me in Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen Anglican Airport Chaplain’s Prayers
Prayer for Travellers
O God our heavenly Father, who are present in thy power in every place: Preserve, we beseech thee, all who travel by land, water, or air (especially those for whom our prayers are desired): surround them with thy loving care; protect them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bless us in all our travels. We praise you, 0 God, for the privilege of letting us admire the sights of nature – the oeeans, sky, forests and fields, and for the genius of human nature in building eities and town. We praise you for the rieh diversity of eultures and human expression. We praise you for all the beauty whieh surrounds uso Give us hearts that truly appreeiate what you have given us that we may continue in your love and praise you for ever. Amen. Anglican Blessing
Anglican Prayer for Travellers
O God whose glory fills the whole ereation, and whose presenee we find wherever we go, preserve all those who travel by land, water or air (in partieular those whom we now remember in prayer); surround them with your loving eare; proteet them from every danger; and bring them in safety to their journey’s end; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BAS
Orthodox Christian Travellers Prayer
Be mindful, 0 Lord, of those who travel by land, by sea, and by air; of the old and young, the siek, the suffering, the sorrowing, the afflieted, the eaptives, the needy and the poor; and upon them all send forth Thy mereies, for Thou art the Giver of all good things. Amen.
Jewish Prayer for Travellers
May it be Your will, Lord my God, to lead me on the way of peaee and guide and direet my steps in peaee, so that You will bring me happily to my destination, safe and sound. Save me from danger
on the way. Give me good grace, kindness and favour in both Your eyes and in the eyes of all whom I may meet. Hear this my prayer, for you are a God who hears to the heart’s supplication and communion. Blessed are You, Lord our God, who hears prayer. Amen.
A Roman Catholic Prayer for Travellers
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.
Various Protestant Prayers for Travellers
Hear, 0 Lord, our humble prayers, and guide Your servants safely in the path of Your salvation, that amid all the changes and chances of this Iife they may ever be sheltered by Your help. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord, you are sovereign in all of your creation. Protect and guide me as I set out to travel. Make my ways safe and my homecomings’ joyful. Let me have your wisdom so that I make good and right choices in all the places that I go. Give me safe travelling companions and let me not be lonely, and please protect me and my family. Amen.
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen
The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favour and grant you peace. Amen.
May the Christ who walks on wounded feet, walk with you to the end of your road;
May the Christ who serves with wounded hands, teach you to serve others;
May the Christ who loves with a wounded heart, be your love forever;
When you go out, may you see the face of Jesus in everyone you meet; And may everyone you meet see the face of Jesus in you. Amen.