St. Christopher Prayers

May the light in our heart be our guide.

Many people know St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers. Not as widely known is a St. Christopher prayer known as the Motorist's Prayer. Let us take a look and see that this prayer is so much more than a plea to St Christopher for a safe journey.

Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and a watchful eye
Notice the prayer is actually directed to our Lord and asks for specifics that will make
for a safe journey, not a general intercession

That no one shall be hurt as I pass by
Love (and concern) for thy neighbor


You gave life, I pray that no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of thineAcknowledgement to the giver of all life, respect for life and the dignity of others

Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company from the evils of fire and all calamity
"……without me you can do nothing".

Teach me to use my car for others needs

The corporal works of mercy come to mind

Nor miss through love of undue speed the beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way
Appreciate all God's creation and let your senses be like the wonder and faith of a young child

St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me and lead me safely to my destination


Saint Christopher Prayer"Motorist's Prayer:"
Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye, that no one shall be hurt as I pass by. Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine.
Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company from the evils of fire and all calamity.Teach me to use my car for others need; Nor miss through love of undue speed.
The beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way.
St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, protect me, and lead me safely to my destiny.


Another well-known prayer to Saint Christopher includes Christian precepts so much more than what the title conveys, known as Saint Christopher's Protection

St Christopher Protect me today in all my travel along the way of the roadThis is a petition for his help in life's everyday living; "the way of the road"
Give me a warning sign if danger is near so that I may stop while it is still possibleThis is a petition for intercession to guide away from sin or sinful behavior
that a person may not realize is unacceptable, and will lead to big trouble in a
person's spiritual realm; "lead us not in to temptation and deliver us from evil" ----
somehow that idea sounds very familiar


Be at my window and direct me through when vision blurs

"…..when vision blurs" can be all the distractions, materialism, consumerism, self -
indulgence that blurs our focus on the 4 virtues, the corporal works of mercy and
spiritual works of mercy, social justice, the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc.


Carry me safely to my destined place just as you carried Christ in your strong embrace.


Prayer to Saint Christopher
St. Christopher's Protection

Dear Saint Christopher,
protect me today
in all my travels
along the road's way.
Give your warning sign
if danger is near
so that I may stop
while the path is clear.
Be at my window
and direct me through
when the vision blurs
From out of the blue.
Carry me safely
to my destined place,
like you carried Christ
in your close embrace.
Amen.


St. Christopher's Prayer

O Glorious St. Christopher you have inherited a beautiful name, Christbearer, as a result of the wonderful legend that while carrying people across a raging stream you also carried the Child Jesus. Teach us to be true Christbearers to those who do not know Him. Protect all of us that travel both near and far and petition Jesus to be with us always. Amen.

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