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Prayer for Safety

Gathered together on this page are several beautiful prayers about safety, travel, and security. If you are about to set out on a voyage, there is a "safe journey prayer" which asks for God's protection and blessing. Further down this page you can also discover some inspiring traditional prayers, such as the ancient Christian prayer by St Brigit and Anglican prayers for protection and travel. There is also a prayer for family safety, and some uplifting scriptures to meditate on about how God protects us.

Safe Journey Prayer

Lord of all creation,
Master of the powerful elements,
Keeper of time and space
And King of life on Earth.
You promise to journey with us.

As we travel at speed you are mighty to keep us safe.
At all times, you are before us and behind us, to each side and beneath.
Fill our hearts with peace, inspire us with new sights and sounds.
You long to journey with us,
To be a part of our lives.
We welcome you Lord Jesus into our travels.


(a prayer safety from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

You are my mighty rock, my fortress, my protector, the rock where I am safe, my shield, my powerful weapon, and my place of shelter.

Psalm 18:2 (CEV)

Prayer for Safety and Protection

a short (2.30min) video asking God for His strength, protection and care:-

resources on this page

prayer for safety

A simple prayer request for protection which reminds us of God's love & care:-

prayer for safety & protection

Celtic Prayer for Protection

My Fortress
The Sacred Three
My fortress be
Encircling me
Come and be round
My hearth and my home.

Prayer for safety and protection for my family

Lord God,

Thank you that you are with our family. Whether we are together or apart, in good times or bad, we know that you will provide and care for us. So we come and shelter here beneath your love. We are safe in your presence. Thank you that you will always protect us and your kindness will enfold us. We confess each worry, each concern we carry, each insecurity and every hurt.
Thank you that you care about every detail of our lives.
Today we rest secure in your everlasting love.

In the name of Christ our Lord.


(a family prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Celtic Prayer for Safety

Each day and each night that I place myself under his keeping,
I shall not be forgotten.
I shall not be destroyed.
I shall not be imprisoned.
I shall not be harassed by evil powers.

(Prayer by St Brigit of Kildare, 453-524)

Psalm 23 - God is with you

A creative reading of "The Lord Is My Shepherd" with inspiring images and music, reminding us of the security found in God:-

Short prayer for safety & protection

Come and embrace me Lord
Hold me secure
Hold me strong
Hold me forever
In Your everlasting arms

(a modern prayer for safety & protection from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

The Lord is my Shepherd

the words to this famous declaration of the safety and provision found within God's loving care:-
The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23) Printable Poster

Short night prayer for protection

I lay down to sleep
Cradled in your loving hands.
I breathe out all my cares
I breathe in your grace.
I am safe in your care,
Sheltered, held, carried.
I lay down to sleep.

(a prayer for safety at night from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

click here for a selection of good night prayers to say before sleeping.

Anglican Prayers for Safety
For Travelers
O God, our heavenly Father, whose glory fills the whole
creation, and whose presence we find wherever we go: Preserve
those who travel [in particular __________]; surround
them with your loving care; protect them from every danger;
and bring them in safety to their journey's end; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Protection
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and
prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the
attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the
changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be
defended by thy gracious and ready help; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Source: 1979 Book of Common Prayer, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA)

Bible verses about safety and protection

Here are some promises from scripture about God's protection and care. You may wish to take a moment to declare these verses outloud as you receive theses truths for yourself (or for others known to you).

God Is Our Refuge

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you.

Psalm 121:1-4, (BBE)

God's Care and Protection

I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart."

Psalm 91:2-4, (NHEB)

The Lord Will Watch Over You

The Lord will keep watch over your going out and your coming in, from this time and for ever.

Psalm 121:8, (BBE)

More prayers for different occasions...

here are links to some wonderfully inspired prayers to aid your journey