8 Sacred Prayers for Protection While Sleeping

We are completely helpless when we are sleeping. Every time we wake up, it’s proof of God’s faithfulness and that He answers prayers for protection while sleeping. God’s mercies are truly new every morning! 

In the same way that God is faithful to His promises, we need to be faithful in our daily prayer habits. Don’t take for granted that you can sleep soundly at night because there are places in the world where that is difficult to do. 

There are dangerous places in the world where you need to be alert even when sleeping for one reason or another – war, criminal elements, or evil spirits. Even if you live in a place that is safe, we don’t put our faith in that place – we put our faith in the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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Prayer For Protection While Asleep

God our Father in Heaven, we stand before You in prayer, humble before Your great presence. We pray for Your protection as Your people sleep. We cast our cares for the day to You and trust that You will protect us and resolve our worries.

Lord Jesus, You said that whenever two or three are gathered in Your Name, there You will be. We humbly ask for Your presence beside us.

We know that the prayers of the righteous are powerful and effective, yet we claim no righteousness of our own other than the righteousness of our Lord Jesus.

We pray that You watch over every one of us and our households and protect us while we sleep. We close our eyes in faith, knowing that You are Jehovah Nissi – our protector and deliverer.

You are our refuge. In Your presence, we have peaceful rest and sleep. We can let go of our cares and worries because You give us a yoke that is easy and a light burden. You are our Good Shepherd who leads beside still waters and shields us from all harm.

You have conquered death, Lord, and no evil can dare resist You. Protect us, Lord, and let no evil come near us. By Your name, let evil flee from Your almighty presence. Banish evil spirits far away from our homes. Let none enter our doors.

Renew the strength in weary bodies and give us tranquil rest. Renew the hope in our minds and give us the peace that surpasses all understanding. Renew the boldness in our spirits and gives us the courage to advance Your kingdom forcefully.

Be the center of our lives always as we sleep and as we wake. In Jesus’ name, we pray. And God’s people said, “Amen!”.

Evil has no power over the name of Jesus. Seek His refuge with prayers of night protection.

prayer for protection while sleeping

so he lies down and does not rise; till the heavens are no more, people will not awake or be roused from their sleep. – Job 14:12

Short Prayer For Protection While Sleeping

Father in heaven, I pray that You watch over my family and me and protect us while we sleep. I close my eyes in faith that You are our refuge and our Good Shepherd. Shield us from all dangers and let no harm come to us.

Renew our bodies and give us strength to produce good work with our hands. Renew our minds and give us renewed hope to overcome our challenges. Renew our spirits and gives us boldness to advance Your kingdom.

We lift up our day and look forward to a new morning we can dedicate to You. We rest in Your refuge and seek shelter in Your presence. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

prayer for protection while sleeping

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare. – Proverbs 20:13

Prayer For Protection From Evil While Sleeping

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Lord God, may Your Most Holy Name be praised. You are Jehovah Nissi – my protector and deliverer. Deliver us from evil and let no harm come close to my family and me. Ward away evil men and spirits, and do not let any of their plans succeed. 

Cover us with Your mighty hand, and do not let Your presence depart our home. Let us rest in the shadow of the Almighty for You are our fortress. With You, we will have no fear of the night.

Praise and glory be to Your name. Amen.

prayers for protection while sleeping

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. – Proverbs 3:24

Protection Prayer For My Family While They Sleep

Lord God, Heavenly Father, I pray for my family as they sleep. Let them have pleasant dreams and rejuvenating slumber. Keep my children healthy and strong, and do not let sickness enter their bodies.

Let Your angels watch over my family and guard them against evil. Thank You, Lord, for Your faithfulness and goodness in our lives. 

We praise and glorify Your Name. Amen.

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But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. – Thessalonians 3:3

Powerful Night Prayer

Lord God, by faith, I claim Your promise that whoever dwells in Your shelter will rest in Your shadow. You are my refuge and my fortress in whom I trust. Shelter me in Your embrace and protect me with Your strong right arm.

Let no harm befall me and cancel any evil plans of the enemy. I pray all this in the mighty name of Jesus.


prayers for protection while sleeping

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10

Short Prayer Before Sleep

Lord, thank You for this day that You have given me. I am grateful for the blessings, and I thank You for providing me with my needs for the day. Please forgive me for my sins and mold my heart daily to live according to Your will.

I cast all my fears and worries to You, Lord. Watch and protect me as I sleep. Renew my strength and fill my cup to overflow. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Amen.

prayers for protection while sleeping

How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— – Proverbs 6:9

Night Prayer For The Protection Of Family

Lord God, praise and glory be to Your name. As a family, we have decided that we will follow You all the days of our lives; that we will call You the Lord and Savior of our lives. I boldly claim Your promise that You would protect those who will choose to take refuge in You. 

Cover us, Lord, under Your mighty power and let no harm come upon my family. I put my full trust in You, my Lord and my God. Amen.

We should not cease praying but instead make it a habit. Go here for more prayers of nightly protection.

protection while sleeping bible verse

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6

Spiritual Warfare Prayer For Sleep

Lord God, as the day ends, I thank You for mercy and grace. Thank You for protecting me from evil and recharging my heart for the battles ahead. As I rest and sleep, I ask that You watch over me and protect me from spiritual forces that seek to attack me.

You are my refuge, and I put my full trust in You, Lord, as I close my eyes to sleep. You are my Lord and my Savior, and I wear my spiritual armor even as I sleep. I take refuge in Your presence and pray for peaceful sleep through the night.

In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

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Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. – Proverbs 4:6

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