Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers. Christopher was a well-built man who came about a hermit who guided travelers to safe points to cross a dangerous river. Christopher took the place of the hermit but instead of guiding travelers to safe places, he would carry them across the river. He once carried a small child who later revealed himself as Christ and baptized Christopher.
The Motorists Prayer
Grant me O Lord a steady hand and watchful eye.
That no one shall be hurt as I pass by.
Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine.
Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company
From the evils of fire and all calamity.
Teach me to use my car for others need;
Nor miss through love of undue speed
The beauty of the world; that thus I may
With joy and courtesy go on my way.
St. Christopher, holy patron saint of travelers, Protect me.
And lead me safely to my destiny.
FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY
I. THOU SHALT NOT MURDER BY MOTOR
II. THOU SHALT NOT MIX ALCOHOL WITH GASOLINE
III. THOU SHALT NOT EXCEED THE SPEEDING LIMIT
IV. THOU SHALT NOT FOLLOW TOO CLOSELY
V. THOU SHALT NOT WEAVE FROM LANE TO LANE
VI. THOU SHALT NOT FAIL TO SIGNAL
VII. THOU SHALT NOT LOSE THY TEMPER
VIII. THOU SHALT BE COURTEOUS TO THY FOLLOW MOTORISTS
IX. THOUGH SHALT FAVOR THE PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLIST
X. HONOR TRAFFIC LAWS THAT THY DAYS MAY BE LONG
Prayer to Saint Christopher
you have inherited
a beautiful name
as a result of a wonderful legend
that while carrying people
across a raging stream you
also carried the Child Jesus.
Teach us to be true Christbearers
to those who do not know Him.
Protect all drivers
who often transport those
who bear Christ within them.
A Driver's Prayer
Dear Lord, before I take my
place today behind the wheel,
please let me come with humble
heart before Thy throne to kneel
and pray that I am fit to drive
each busy thoroughfare, and
that I keep a watchful eye, lest
some small child be there.
And keep me thinking
constantly about the Golden
Rule, when driving past the
playground zones or by some
busy school. Then when I stop to
give someone his right to cross
the street, let me by brother's
keeper be and spare a life that's
Please make me feel this car I
drive, You gave me to enjoy, and
that its purpose is to serve
mankind not to destroy.