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Text of the Traveler's Prayer

Text of the Traveler's Prayer

The Prayer for a Safe Journey

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יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְפָנֶיךָ יְ-יָ אֱ-לֹהֵינוּ וֵא-לֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ. שֶׁתּוֹלִיכֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתַצְעִידֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתַדְרִיכֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתִסְמְכֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם. וְתַגִּיעֵנוּ לִמְחוֹז חֶפְצֵנוּ לְחַיִּים וּלְשִׂמְחָה וּלְשָׁלוֹם. (ואם דעתו לחזור מיד אומר: וְתַחֲזִירֵנוּ לְשָׁלוֹם). וְתַצִילֵנוּ מִכַּף כָּל-אוֹיֵב וְאוֹרֵב וְלִסְטִים וְחַיּוֹת רָעוֹת בַּדֶּרֶך. וּמִכָּל פֻּרְעָנִיּוֹת הַמִּתְרַגְּשׁוֹת וּבָאוֹת לָעוֹלָם. וְתִשְׁלַח בְּרָכָה בְּכָל מַעֲשֵׂה יָדֵינוּ. וְתִתְּנֵנִיּ (בל' יחיד) לְחֵן וּלְחֶסֶד וּלְרַחֲמִים בְּעֵינֶיךָ וּבְעֵינֵי כָל רוֹאֵינוּ. וְתִגְמְלֵנוּ חֲסָדִים טוֹבִים. וְתִשְׁמַע קוֹל תְּפִלָּתֵינוּ. כִּי אַתָּה שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלַת כָּל פֶּה: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְ-יָ שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָה:

Translation:

May it be Your will, G-d, our G-d and the G-d of our fathers, that You should lead us in peace and direct our steps in peace, and guide us in peace, and support us in peace, and cause us to reach our destination in life, joy, and peace (If one intends to return immediately, one adds: and return us in peace). Save us from every enemy and ambush, from robbers and wild beasts on the trip, and from all kinds of punishments that rage and come to the world. May You confer blessing upon the work of our hands and grant me grace, kindness, and mercy in Your eyes and in the eyes of all who see us, and bestow upon us abundant kindness and hearken to the voice of our prayer, for You hear the prayers of all. Blessed are You G-d, who hearkens to prayer.

Transliteration:

Yehi ratzon milefanecha Ado-nai Eloh-einu veilohei avoseinu shetolicheinu leshalom vesatzideinu leshalom vesadricheinu leshalom vesismecheinu leshalom vesagi’einu limechoz cheftzeinu lechaim ulesimchah uleshalom (If he intends to return immediately, he adds: vesachazireinu leshalom) vesatzileinu mikaf kol oyeiv ve’oreiv velistim vechayos ra’os baderech umikol puraniyos hamisragshos uva’os le’olam vesishlach berachah bechol ma’aseh yadeinu vesitneini lechein ulechesed ulerachamim be’einecha uveinei chol ro’einu vesigmeleinu chasadim tovim vesishma kol tefilaseinu ki Atah shomei’ah tefilas kol peh. Baruch Atah Ado-nai shomei’ah tefilah.

Rabbi Eliezer Wenger taught at the Beth Rivkah High School in Montreal, Canada, was rabbi at Congregation Oneg Shabbos in Montreal and the author of over a dozen works on Jewish law.
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February 20, 2014
Travelling in Judaism
I am writing a report on the benefits and the merits of travelling.. Is there any recites that can be quoted in this regard?
Marcos T.
London
September 14, 2012
Travel Prayer
My son is just completing his Navy Boot Camp in Chicago. My advise to him was find a Rabbi join the Jewish community we recited prayers together for travel. Thank you you have reconfirmed that Baruch Hashem we did the right thing. He did find the Rabbi and has been attending services and will celebrate the Rosh Hashana services too. Thank you Hashem for keeping our son safe from harm.
Ruth Tobin
San Diego, California
September 12, 2012
the origin of this prayer
Please tell me the origin of the traveler's prayer and how it is prayed
Jew
sydney, australia
July 27, 2012
Re. Jordan Michael Tobin
Please post your son's Hebrew name and your Hebrew name so we can pray for his safety as he embarks on this important journey for our country.
Rachel M.
Baltimore, MD
July 23, 2012
Jordan Michael Tobin
May our son who is 20 be safe as he goes off to boot camp in the Navy on the 24th from San Diego> Keep him and alll our children in our prayers
Thank you Shalom
Ruth S.T
San Diego, CA
November 2, 2011
RE: Prayer for Return From a Trip
After coming back from certain trips (that either took you through a desert or over an ocean), it is customary to say the Hagomel blessing of thanksgiving at the first Torah-reading.
Rabbi Menachem Posner
November 1, 2011
prayer for returning from a trip
What is the prayer to be said on the first shabbat following return from a trip?
Raphael Newman
Farmingdale, New York
September 27, 2011
Special Travel Prayer for Air travel
I once saw a special tefilas haderech for airplane. Could you post it together with the standard tefilas haderech on your website?
Anonymous
brooklyn, ny/usa
June 29, 2011
Traveling
I am going to California to see my son. I recently lost my husband. I am strong but in fear of traveling alone. Please G-d watch and help me to make my trip smooth.

Thank you,
Shelley Taylor
Middleboro, Ma.
jewishmansfield.com
January 2, 2010
good
thank u all rabbis for a website to look up all the info i need i thank this site because when i do not understand my teachers i look it up on your site.

good luck, g-d be with u.
sara mitnik, 5th grade hebrew day school
chabadorange.com
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