Blessing of Automobiles, Bicycles, Cars, Motorcycles, SUV, Trucks, and other Means of Transportation

In the 1964 edition of the Rituale Romanum, one of the Church’s books of rituals, there is a section with “Blessings of things designated for ordinary use.” Among the many rituals listed, you can find special blessings for airplanes, and more – including your car.

As Christians we believe that the spiritual world matters and prayers to God are never ignored. He can protect us and willingly does so, especially when we freely put ourselves under his providential care.

If you need some extra blessings on the highway, or prayers for your new teen driver, contact the parish office and and ask for a priest to say this prayer of blessing and protection.

Blessing of an automobile or other vehicle

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: May He also be with you.

Let us pray.
Lord God, be well disposed to our prayers, and bless + this vehicle with your holy hand. Appoint your holy angels as an escort over it, who will always shield its passengers and keep them safe from accidents. And as once by your deacon, Philip, you bestowed faith and grace upon the Ethiopian seated in his carriage and reading Holy Writ, so also now show the way of salvation to your servants, in order that, strengthened by your grace and ever intent upon good works, they may attain, after all the successes and failures of this life, the certain happiness of everlasting life; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

It is sprinkled with holy water.

“May angels fly with you wherever you roam and guide you back safely to family and home.”