Traveling should be fun, but it often comes with equal parts anxiety, stress, and emotions. Whether it’s a fear of flying, the chaos of planning, unexpected traffic jams, or grumpy family members, those relaxing vacations don’t always pan out as we had hoped. Fortunately, even when we’re on vacation time, we’re still on God’s time.
No matter what you planned for, He’s still calling all the shots. Before you head out on your next trip, hand your travel anxiety over to God with these 3 prayers for travel anxiety. Whether you’re headed to the mountains, the beach, or just going on an adventure, you can always find comfort in God’s promise.
Prayer for Flight Anxiety
Dear God, help me to understand what I fear. That you will not protect me. That you don’t love me enough so I can trust my life to you. That somehow an airplane has more power over life and death than you do. Reassure me of your loving care. Let your goodness soak deep into my bones, permeating every part of me so that it drives fear away. Lord, I know accidents do happen to good people. Airplanes sometimes crash. But accidents happen in a thousand other ways too.
In all of life, I need to trust you to be my protector, and I must believe that you are loving and good. Nothing you do is ever outside of that realm—your love and goodness. So we ask that you help me to trust you. Just as I trust you when I cross a busy street or drive on the interstate. Fill me with trust as I board this airplane—knowing that you really do walk with me, hold my hand, and even sit beside me. We know you’ll never leave me alone in my fears. In your name, amen.
Prayer for Anxious Thoughts
Lord God, I praise you and thank you in all circumstances. My worries are nothing compared to what you can do in my life. I trust you. Father in the name of Jesus may worry and anxiety melt away. Take every thought that isn’t from you and cast it out right now. In the name of Jesus, throw out every worry that is plaguing my mind today. Eradicate every anxiety and fear. Thank you, Lord. I praise you. You are worthy of my praise. In Jesus’s name, amen.
Prayer for Negative Thinking
Gracious God, I come to you today, asking for complete deliverance from the negative thoughts that fill my mind. I pray that You will disrupt this cycle and start a new habit of dwelling on Your righteousness. Please forgive me for dwelling on things that are not healthy. I admit that this spirit of negativity is not in alignment with Your Spirit. For You are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and more! Your divine attributes are completely opposite of what I’ve been focusing on. Forgive me, Lord. I look to You today. And from now on, I ask for righteous thoughts to fill my mind…righteous thoughts of You. I pray these things in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
We pray that you will be able to step out of your comfort zone and explore your city, your state, your country, and ultimately, you world. May these prayers comfort you and remind you that God is your source of peace.
Travel Stories to Build Courage
It takes a lot of courage to step through your anxiety and into the world. We don’t take your anxiety lightly, but we want to encourage you to make those courageous steps. We’ve built these travel stories in the Abide app (also available for Android) to help build some excitement for seeing the world as you overcome your travel anxiety. check out these travel stories from the Abide app.
Lost and Found in the Outback
Say your pre-flight prayers because we’re flying south to take a road trip around Australia’s outback. Jump in the Range Rover, buckle up, and get ready for a drive, a long drive! Hit play below to start your outback adventure. Breathe in the hot, dry air, and keep your eyes open for kangaroos. Click play below to enjoy this 28-minute story.
Expedition to Antarctica
Grab your coat, we’re taking an unforgettable cruise through the Antarctic Peninsula next. Check out the magnificent glaciers towering above you, as you sail through the world’s most famous ice shelves—experiencing the arctic tundra like never before in this travel story. Click play to start this chilly, but beautiful journey through God’s amazing creation! Click play to hear this 20-minute story.
Hiking the Great Wall of China
The mysteries that the Great Wall of China holds are vast. Come along as we explore this ancient structure that still stands today. Get an imaginary glimpse into the creating of the Wall and hear God’s Word from 1 Timothy 1:17: “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Click play to experience this 20-minute story.
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