14 Thoughtful Prayers for Sleep & Bedtime

There is no better way to end a day than with prayers. No matter the kind of day you had, bedtime prayers are important as they give us a chance to spend time with God. We get to thank Him for His blessings, and protection, ask for forgiveness as well as share our concerns with Him.

There is no better way to end a day than with prayers. No matter the kind of day you had, bedtime prayers are important as they give us a chance to spend time with God. We get to thank Him for His blessings, and protection, ask for forgiveness as well as share our concerns with Him.

In this post, we are going to share some short prayers for sleep no matter your circumstance. Whether you are anxious, need healing, or fighting spiritual warfare, these prayers will make it easier to talk to God before you sleep.

Short Prayer Before Sleep

An Individual Prayer

“Dear God,
Thank you for being with me throughout the day. I bring this night before you as I prepare to sleep. I ask you to be with me as I sleep and keep me safe during the night. Grant me a good night’s sleep tonight and keep me from harm.
Just like in Psalms 4:8 I believe that In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Help me to leave behind the troubles of today and I ask that you forgive me my sins as I forgive those who have wronged me too. I pray that I awake refreshed tomorrow and ready to begin another day loving you.
In Jesus Christ our Lord,


A Family Prayer

“Everlasting Father,
We thank You for being with us throughout the day and for Your protection too. We pray that you forgive us the sins that we have committed today and that you keep us safe throughout the night. We commit our body, soul, and mind asking you to watch over us as we sleep.
Thank you, Father, because You never sleep nor slumber and we trust You will watch over us as we sleep. While we lie in bed continue protecting us from evil and equip us with the strength we need tomorrow.
We put our trust in You believing we will have a sweet rest throughout the night. We pray and believe through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Prayer for Sleep and Anxiety

“Dear Father in Heaven,
I come again this night, thanking you for the day. It was a tough day for me but I am thankful that Your guidance was with me. As I lay to sleep, I ask that You take away all the anxiety I have.
You have said in Philippians 4:6-7 that “I should not be anxious about anything, but with but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Lord, I give you my needs, cares, and troubles. Please cleanse my thoughts from any anxiety and enable me to sleep peacefully. In Jesus’ Name, I pray and believe, Amen.”

Another prayer for anxiety is:

“O Lord,
I bring my anxious heart to You this night, I have been anxious the whole day and I do not want to go to bed feeling like this. Deliver me from this feeling and let Your overwhelming peace be upon me.
In Your word, Jesus tells us to not let our hearts be troubled. That we should believe in You God, and also in Jesus. (John 14:1). I am grateful that You will take away all my anxieties and I will sleep peacefully without any worry.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray,

Sleep Prayer for Insomnia

“Eternal God,
I have been experiencing insomnia for a few days now; I come before You tonight asking You to help me sleep soundly. May I not have any more restless nights and not let tomorrow’s troubles prevent me from quality sleep.
I submit my troubles and cares to You as I ask You to help me fix my mind on You as I drift into sweet slumber.
Help me wake up in the morning full of energy and ready to face the day feeling refreshed. O Most High, I pray, Amen.”

Best Prayers to Fall Asleep

“Our Heavenly Father,
I come into Your presence thankful for another day. It has been a busy day but I thank You for guiding me and protecting me through it all.
As I take refuge in You this night, I am reminded of Your word in Mathew 11:28 where Jesus says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Tonight I bring all my worries and troubles unto Jesus as I prepare to sleep. Let me fall asleep knowing I am sheltered in Your Presence.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray,

Another best prayer to fall asleep:

I come before You grateful for another day.
Thank you for Your grace, mercy, and love upon my life and also for covering me with the precious blood of Your son Jesus Christ.

As I get ready to sleep, I ask you Lord to cover, shield, and protect my dreams this night so I only have dreams from you.

All this I pray in the mighty name of Jesus.

Prayers for Sleep

Prayer for Sleep and Healing

“Heavenly Father, Our Ultimate Healer

This night I pray for complete healing from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. Although the doctors are not sure what is wrong with me, I pray that I will be restored to perfect health and that I get to sleep peacefully tonight.
I also pray that you remove all the fears and doubts I have concerning my health. Please allow me to experience Your healing hand upon my life now and forevermore.
I pray in Jesus’ Name,


“Gracious God,

I really need Your healing hand in my life. Drive away all forms of sickness and disease and renew my mind, body, and soul as I sleep.
I feel weak but You have said in Your Word that the weak should say they are strong. I believe You will heal every aching part of my body and tomorrow I will wake up in good health.
In Jesus, I pray,

Bedtime Prayer for Protection

“Heavenly Father,
I want to thank You for Your protection during the day and also for sustaining me until now. As I lay down to sleep, I pray for You to continue protecting me during the night.
I will not be afraid of anything or anyone as I Know You have encamped Your angels around me and my loved ones. I thank You for a peaceful night as I dwell in Your safety tonight and all the days of my life.
I pray through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Or you can pray this prayer:

“O Lord, My God,
We are grateful for Your protection today. We don’t take it for granted that Your presence has been with us every single day. Thank you for your great love and care, mercy, and grace.
We ask for you to continue surrounding us with the precious blood of Jesus and keep us safe and secure as we sleep. Do not let any evil come upon this home or the enemy to bring harm to us.

Spare us from any disturbance so that we may sleep safely and without worry and also keep our homes secure from any intruders. Amen.”

Bedtime Prayers for Adults

“Heavenly Father,
We thank You for bringing us safely to the end of the day. Thank You for loving us, keeping us safe, and guiding us.
We also thank You for bringing us once again to that time of the night where we can recharge our spirits and souls with a refreshing night’s sleep.
Forgive us, for what we have said or done that is against Your will. Do not allow our minds to fret or worry, for You have promised to carry all our burdens if we will just give them to You. As we lie down, we pray that You watch over us and keep us safe.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray,

Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Sleep

“Dear God,

I lift Your Name this night, proclaiming You are the King of Kings and Lords of lords. Father, as I pray, I feel spiritual warfare going on but I don’t fear because You are by my side.
Lord, You are my light in this darkness and that is why I command all darkness to get away from my life and loved ones.
Thank You for being my stronghold and watching over me even when I sleep.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.”


“Almighty God,
I come before You tonight asking you to fight for me in this spiritual warfare. I stand with Your word in Ephesians 6:10-11 where You say that I should be strong in You and Your mighty power.
You have also urged me to put the Your full armor so that I can stand against the devil’s schemes. I come before You in confidence, commanding all the dark spiritual forces gathered against my life to scatter unto desolation.
As I go to sleep, I ask that You will powerfully and lovingly fill me with your peace and comfort so that I can rest and sleep. And when the morning comes I will wake up basking in Your glory.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name, I pray,

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