A perfect idea for your eager 16-year-old who is ready to drive on his own.
If the thought of your child driving out on the highway with no supervision scares you, you might find a little comfort in having a priest bless the 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.
So if you think you need some extra prayers on the highway, take your car over to the parish office and see if your parish priest will say this prayer of blessing and protection.
P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.
P: The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.
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.