Prayer for Taking Back the Highways

By Rev. David F. Pohlkamp

Our Father God, who is in Heaven, Holy is Your Name.  We acknowledge Father God that You are the creator of heaven and earth and that You are the sovereign ruler over all the highways and roads in this state, its counties and cities.  Father God, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day the highways and roads of Minnesota.


Father God, we forgive those who have for whatever reason caused harm, injury and death to our family members and friends.  We pray that they would hear, see and experience the redeeming love of Your Son Jesus Christ, so that they may know Your forgiveness, mercy and peace.


Father God, we ask that You would forgive us for breaking the laws which govern our highways and roads.  Forgive us Father God for speeding, for running stop signs and signal lights, for making illegal turns, for passing in no passing zones, for driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  Forgive us Father God for driving carelessly, for driving without regard for others safety, for cursing and swearing at other drivers, for road rage, for being distracted while driving by smoking, cell phones, music and the other occupants of our vehicle.  Forgive us Father God for any harm, injury or death we have caused others and Father God lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


Father God, we come to You in the Name of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ and plead the precious Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ over ourselves, our families, our vehicles as we travel the highways and roads of Minnesota.  For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


In Jesus Name we pray.