Thanksgiving is a time to tell stories, visit with loved ones, and of course enjoy great food. Thanksgiving is also one of the best holidays to celebrate with your family and catch up with relatives that may live far away. Many relatives and loved ones travel far and wide on the Thanksgiving holiday making it one of the busiest travel holidays in America. Here is a collection of prayers you can use to wish your relatives of loved ones a safe journey during the busy holiday session.
“O Almighty and merciful God, who hast commissioned Thy angels to guide and protect us, command them to be our assiduous companions from our setting out until our return; to clothe us with their invisible protection; to keep from us all danger of collision, of fire, of explosion, of fall and bruises, and finally, having preserved us from all evil, and especially from sin, to guide us to our heavenly home. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.” Source is ourcatholicfaith.org
“Hear, O Lord, the prayers of Thy servants. Bless their journeyings. Thou Who art everywhere present, shower everywhere upon them the effects of Thy mercy; so that, insured by Thy protection against all dangers, they may return to offer Thee their thanksgiving. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.” Source is catholic.org
“O God, You called Abraham Your servant out of Ur and kept him safe and sound in all his wanderings. If it is Your will, protect Your servants. Be for us a support when setting out, friendship along the way, a little shade from the sun, a mantle against cold and rain, a crutch on slippery paths, and a haven in shipwreck. Bear us up in fatigue, and defend us under attack. Under Your protection, let us fulfill the purpose for our trip and return safe and sound to our home. Amen.” Source is 2heartsnetwork.org
“God’s Angels guard and keep you. All the way that you must travel. Till earth’s days are past
When blossoms fade and Time is fleeting fast In times of purest joy Or pain and fear.
God’s Angels guard And keep you safe.” Source is Prayersforspecialhelp.com
“Be mindful, O Lord, of those who travel by land, by sea, and by air; of the old and young, the sick, the suffering, the sorrowing, the afflicted, the captives, the needy and the poor; and upon them all send forth Thy mercies, for Thou art the Giver of all good things.” Source is beliefnet.com