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Prayer For Driving: 10 Simple Prayers for the Road

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It is great that you are looking for a prayer for driving because that means that your heart is going to God first for everything about driving. 

Grab these different prayers we have below for drivers, divided by category so you can find the best way to pray.

I remember my driving test. I barely passed. My hands were gripping the wheel so tightly, and I just couldn’t figure out a three-point turn to save my life.

I wish I had known God in my life then.

Not so I could have passed the driving test easier, but because I would have known to seek God for peace instead of the world. So the fact that you are looking up driving prayers means so much. Imagine how much we could change the world by praying for drivers!

Prayer for Driving By Category

Prayer For Driving Test

Dear God, I pray for good health for the day of _____’s driving test. I ask your blessings on this important day in his/her life. Grant them physical and mental strength as they face the challenge of the road with both confidence and composure. Keep their body free from ailments or distractions that could hinder how they do. I also lift up ____’s hands to You, dear Lord. Please bless them with a steady hand and sharp mind as they navigate and make decisions. We pray that they pass with flying colors and remain calm and focused in the process. Thank you for being with them on the journey, not just to get their driver’s license, but every step of the process. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.


Prayers for New Drivers

Heavenly Father,

We’re thankful for our new drivers and ask for your help. As they pass their driving test and start driving, please give them the wisdom to make wise choices on the road.

Help them see that even a “little distraction” can be a potential for a big distraction and ignore it. Keep them from using cell phones while driving so they stay focused on the road.

Teach them to follow traffic laws because they’re there to keep everyone safe.

We trust you to guide and protect them as they learn the importance of responsible driving.

In your name, we pray.


Great God, I pray for overwhelming safety for my new driver. But also I pray for them to have a good time wherever they go. We only get to be young once and I realize that. Of course, I wouldn’t complain if they could have a good time and share the good news as well, but I thank you for giving them a chance to be kids while getting a small taste of responsibility and adulthood. Give me peace of mind as they venture off and give us both sharp eyes for Your will and Your way. In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayers for Drivers Who Are Elderly

Dear Lord,

As my loved one goes on the roads today, we share a unison goal: please keep a watchful eye. We entrust their safety into your hands, knowing that you are the ultimate protector.

Guide them, dear Lord, to follow all traffic rules diligently. Grant them clarity of mind and good judgment to navigate the roads safely and responsibly.

Help us use your loving care to surround them with your grace as they drive. May they feel your presence, peace, and protection with every turn of the wheel.

In Jesus’ name, we pray.


Prayer for Driving and Prevention of Harm

To my glorious Father in Heaven,

I come to you with a heart of gratitude for the journey you’ve set before us or anyone driving right now. As we embark on our travels, we humbly ask for your protection and guidance, especially in the face of potential challenges.

Lord, we pray for safeguarding against a flat tire and unexpected mechanical issues. Shield us from the inconvenience and danger they may bring, and grant us the wisdom to handle such situations with grace.

In times of tire issues or any other issues, may your providence be our refuge. Grant us the resilience to address these challenges, and keep us safe on our way.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers for Truck Drivers

Dear Lord,

We pray for our truck drivers, those who travel long distances to deliver the goods we rely on. Please protect them as they navigate the roads.

Give them strength and wisdom to make good decisions and keep them safe from harm. Help them find rest and be reunited with their families.

We also pray for their well-being and peace of mind. Bless these hardworking men and women who play a crucial role in our lives.

In your name, we ask for your care and protection.


Prayer for Safe Travel

Dear Father God,

As we travel, whether to familiar places or new ones, we turn to you for protection and guidance. Be with us always, Lord.

As Psalm 121:7-8 says, we ask You to keep us safe from all harm and unexpected troubles and ask You to watch over our lives.

Please watch our coming and going forevermore.

In Jesus’ name, we trust and pray.


Prayer for Driving in Busy Places

Heavenly Father,

As my loved one gets into the car today and heads out to those jam-packed roads, we turn to you for guidance and protection. Your word reminds us:

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

In times of stress and crowded roads, we pray for your peace and patience to fill their heart. Let them remember:

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.”

Lord, watch over them on the roads today and keep them safe:

Psalm 91:11 (NIV) “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

In your name, we place our trust, knowing that you are with us on this journey through busy places.


Prayer for Driving for a Friend

O God, I pray for a safe trip and good spirits for my friend and any fellow passengers. We ask for your guidance and protection every step of the way.

As our friend makes their way, grant them wisdom to make wise decisions on the road. Help them navigate crowded roads, and surround them with safe driving all around them.

Lord, we trust in your watchful eye to guide them to their final destination safely. May your loving presence be with them on this journey.

In your name, we offer this prayer, asking for your continued care and blessings for our friend’s driving experience.


Prayer for Driving For An Upcoming Trip

Lord God, We praise you that You have created a world in which we can travel to so many different places and have a wonderful time. Even on a road trip, we can see Your creativity at work! We ask you to bless us before the trip, during, and after. May we draw closer to You in everything we do and be able to share your beauty with others. Amen.




Whenever I drive, I consider it prayer time. The people you see driving on the road- you may be the only prayer of protection today for them. It is also a great way to pray for someone that you most likely never pray for that person again, so it’s a cool one-time opportunity. 

It is also a great time to pray for law enforcement and that people respect them as well as traffic laws. 

Let us know if you need any other helpful prayers and we will be happy to provide them!

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  • Jessie Synan

    Jessie Synan is a Ph.D. student in Bible Exposition who helps other women find their prayer focus in a distracting world. She went from her ADHD interfering with her prayer life to finding her own unique rhythms for prayer and encouraging other women to do the same. She is the founder of Pray With Confidence, which has helped over 10,000 women focus on prayer through the real and vulnerable advice she gives to those on her email list when they sign up for the free guide “How to pray [when you can’t focus.]”

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