Motorist’s Prayer












Grant me a ready hand, a watchful eye,

That none may suffer hurt as I pass by.

Thou givest life — I pray no act of mine

May take away or mar that gift of thine.

Should those, dear Lord, who bear me company.

From fools and fire and all calamity.

Teach me to use my car for others’ need,

Nor miss through lack of wit or love of speed,

The beauty of Thy world —that this I may,

With joy and courtesy go on my way.  

St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers,

protect us and lead us safely to our destinies.