A prayer for bedtime protection and peaceful sleep asks God to watch over you and others in your life as you sleep. Prayer wraps up the day and invites blessings and favor from our Heavenly Father for the next day. We can ask Lord God to protect us while we sleep and thank him for the day behind us.
Take a moment with me before you fall asleep to thank our heavenly Father for the gift of the day and ask him to watch over you tomorrow.
Let us pray.
You can read this prayer out loud or (if you prefer) simply play the video and allow me to say the prayer for you.
Bedtime Prayer for Protection
Dear Lord, I pray to you tonight to ask that you watch over me as I sleep tonight. Protect me from harm as I rest and prepare me for the new opportunities you place before me tomorrow.
The day is drawing to an end and it’s time for rest. I thank you for your unseen presence and help during the day and ask that you continue it tonight.
Heavenly Father, we need your help every day and we’re thankful that you watch and share Your endless love for us.
Grant me a restful sleep tonight oh Lord. Allow me to awake tomorrow refreshed and ready to receive the beauty of the new day that you provide.
Father, I pray together to thank you for holding me today. You were there for me as you continue to be when I sleep tonight. I thank you for every small and large kindness you show.
God, sometimes our days are hard but we know you are there for us. You place opportunity before us and help us in our struggles to achieve. Help us to follow your wisdom and light.
Bring my family and me a good night’s sleep so that we can spread Your love with others tomorrow.
Father, I can’t begin to express my thankfulness for today but you see the true level of thanks within our hearts. As I go to bed, I pray that you guide my footsteps tomorrow. Make me strong with Your grace and allow me to truly rest tonight.
Lord, watch me throughout the night and wake me with the new morning light.
You alone be the glory.
Bedtime Prayer Against Bad Dreams
Dear Lord, as I lay my head to sleep tonight I pray that you stop me from having bad dreams.
Hold me tight in your love and bring me the sweet sleep and peaceful rest with pleasant dreams and happy thoughts.
I know you want the best for me Dear God and as our Heavenly Father, you watch over me as I sleep. Sometimes bad dreams disrupt my rest and your light has the power to keep them away.
In the name of Jesus, I declare that I will not have bad dreams tonight.
By the love of God, I will have sweet dreams and a bright morning as I awake.
We also have a collection of prayers against nightmares you could offer to God as well.
Bedtime Prayer for Kids
Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask for Your protection as our little ones go to sleep. We know that You are always with us, but we especially need Your help and guidance at bedtime.
Keep our children safe from all harm as they rest in Your care. Watch over them and keep them close to Your heart. Help them to have sweet dreams of angels and peaceful slumbers. In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Bedtime Prayer for Strength
Heavenly Father, we come to you tonight in need of your strength. Our bodies are weary from the labors of the day, and our minds are troubled by the events of the world.
We ask that you would grant us rest, both physical and spiritual. Fill us with your peace, and give us the courage to face tomorrow. We trust in your power to sustain us, and we praise you for your never-ending love.
In Jesus’ name, we pray.
Bedtime Prayer for Sleep and Healing
Lord God our Heavenly Father above, I give you all the praise that I’m able to give.
It is thanks to You and Your blessings that I lay my head to rest tonight. I ask that you help me rest and heal fully as I sleep tonight.
I am thankful for this day and thankful still for the opportunity of restful sleep. Allow me to rest my troubled thoughts and aching body and be embraced with pleasant morning light as I arise tomorrow.
Bring me true rest and heal my body, dear Lord.
This I ask, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Bedtime Prayer of Thanks
Lord, I have hope for tomorrow and every day following thanks to Your grace and love.
As I lay myself to rest tonight I’m thankful for all that You have given me. All the opportunity and love I have in my life is thanks to You.
I give my thanks and my all for everything you have done for us, Lord. I fill my day with prayer and love for you and my night with spiritual rest to prepare me for your blessing of a new day tomorrow.
In the name of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Bedtime Prayer for Baby
I beseech You, O Lord, to graciously watch over this child whom You have received into the fellowship of Your Church.
Grant that by the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all Your saints, this child may faithfully serve You throughout their life. Hold them as they sleep and keep them in Your loving embrace.
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Bible Verses for Bedtime
The words of the Bible can bring us peace and joy before we sleep at night. This scripture is often used in a spiritual warfare prayer for sleep when we seek the Lord’s words for bedtime and rest. The day-to-day of our lives can weigh heavily on our minds and our hearts but God can bring us the ease and rest we need for proper sleep.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
God knows that the day can sometimes leave us tired and worn out. He knows we are not ungrateful for the day and still offers us protection and rest under his watch.
“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”