The Hedge of Protection Prayer is said every time we take a trip. As we raised our kids, as soon as we were packed in our vehicle, ready to drive off we would say the Hedge of Protection Prayer. Very short and simple and it goes like this….”Father God, we ask that you be with us today as we travel, to keep us safe and keep a hedge of protection around us.” That’s it! Short, sweet and to the point.
Why do we say it? It’s habit! That’s a good thing. Habits are good, especially prayer habits. Secondly, we believe it and need it. We believe God will continually watch over us as we travel. We need it because there are so many things that can happen as we travel – deer run in front of you, flat tire, slippery roads – just to name a few. For us the habit of saying the prayer is simply a quick request to God to say please be with us and keep a protection surrounding us.
This prayer was text to my oldest son as he is leaving today on a 1,800 mile journey for the weekend. It’s something I must do as a mom to help me TRUST God and know he’s got my boy covered and surrounded with his hedge of protection!
Next time you get in your vehicle for a trip – make the Hedge of Protection Prayer a new way to start your journey.