Sleep is one of the basic needs of man, but unfortunately, slumber is elusive for so many Christians today. The Devil is at work, and it’s depriving many people of this basic need to keep us stressed, angry, depressed, and lose touch with our purpose, which is to fulfill the Word of God. When we are exhausted and anxious, we oftentimes forget to Call on God, worship Him, and sing praises because we are tired.
A good night’s rest helps us feel energized and happy in the morning, so if you’ve been having trouble sleeping, waking up in the middle of the night, and can’t go back to bed, these prayers are for you.
Prayers for Sleepless Nights
Prayer for a Good Night’s Sleep
Gracious Father, I pray to You tonight because I am having trouble sleeping. I have been tossing and turning, and my mind is racing.
I can’t seem to relax and fall asleep no matter how hard I try.
Please help me to quiet my mind and calm my heart, Lord.
You promise believers the gift of sleep, Lord, and I am here asking You to help me.
I pray that You send me Your angels to watch over me as I close my eyes and dream.
Please help me feel safe and protected by Your love and angel’s protection.
I ask You, God, for a good night’s sleep so I can wake up refreshed ad energized to face the day tomorrow.
Give me comfort, peace, and tranquility, Lord, so that I may fulfill my duties as a child of God.
As I close m eyes, I pray that you help me to reach deep slumber, God, so that I can review m body with your love ad grace.
I thank you for the opportunity to talk to you tonight, Lord, and I hope tomorrow is another day I can make you proud of yourself.
Thank You, Lord, for the gift of sleep, so I may rest my weary and exhausted mind and body.
And, as I lay my head on my pillow, Lord, thank You for helping me experience a good night’s sleep tonight. Amen.
Proverbs 3:24If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Prayer for Protection Against Bad Dreams
Loving Father, I pray to You tonight to protect me from having bad dreams.
Nightmares are the work of the Devil and make me scared, exhausted, and fearful in the middle of the night.
Sometimes, I fear falling asleep because I might have vivid dreams of monsters, disasters, death, and evil things.
I wake up at night soaked in sweat, shaking, and unable to close my eyes again.
I pray that You help me get rid of any evil and vile thoughts in my head before I fall asleep, God.
I can no longer spend another with nightmares that keep me up in the middle of the night, give me trouble sleeping, and make me fearful of the night.
Please calm my heart, cleanse my thoughts, and help me experience pleasant dreams that keep my body safe.
Nightmares put me in a dangerous situation as my heart pounds and my breathing deepens.
Please protect me, God, as I do not want to have more bad dreams tonight.
I ask you, Lord, to bless me as I lay my head to sleep tonight.
Protect my dreams from the Devil, and allow Your angels to come into my subconscious.
Thank You, Lord, for being here for me, and I pray You to guard my dreams tonight. Amen.
Psalm 127:2It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
Prayer to Keep Me Safe As I Sleep
Dear God, as I fall asleep tonight, please surround me with Your divine protection.
The dark seems to bring nightmares, exhaustion, and troubled thoughts in my sleep.
I have trouble sleeping because I fear what goes on at night and in my thoughts.
I ask you, God, that you keep me safe as I sleep.
Cover my body with the blanket of Your protection, God.
Provide me with pleasant dreams and protect me against the evils of bad dreams.
My only wish is to receive Your grace, love, ad blessings as I close m eyes.
Thank You, God, that I can call on You whenever I fear the night, the dark, and evil dreams.
I am grateful that I can find peace in my heart when I call upon You each time I can’t sleep.
It is the only relief that I have, and I am forever grateful that You are here beside me, keeping me safe.
While I fear the thing I can’t control, I feel a deep sense of calm when I surrender myself to You, O God.
Tonight, Lord, please keep me safe, so I can fall asleep in peace and wake up feeling Your loving grace. Amen.
Psalms 56:3When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Prayer to Help Me Sleep
Loving Father, I pray to You tonight to help me sleep. I’ve been suffering from insomnia, and my body is already feeling the effects.
I wake up exhausted no matter how many hours I sleep, and I am irritated, angry, frustrated, and don’t have the energy to do anything.
Sleep is elusive to me, Lord, so I am now kneeling in front of You, asking You, Lord, to help me sleep tonight.
Calm my mind, O, Lord, and help me stop these chaotic thoughts.
I pray that You give me calm and comfort, Lord, for I know the thoughts that keep me up at night.
Please help me trust that you are working out my problems, because I know I can surrender them to You, God.
So thank You for carrying the heaviest burdens in my heart, Lord so that I can sleep without them in my thoughts.
I know You will carry m burdens for me, Lord, so You can give me the gift of sleep.
When I close my eyes, please calm my heart and allow me to receive Your peace.
Clear my thoughts on everything that worries me.
Relax my body and give me rest.
But most of all, give me peace so I can sleep soundly tonight. Thank You, Lord, Amen.
Psalms 4:8In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Short Prayer for Sleepless Nights
Lord, our Father, my mind is racing tonight. I am restless, and I can’t sleep. It has been like this for ma its ow.
Tonight, I pray to you, Lord, to help me get rid of these sleepless sights that are making me exhausted.
Please restore peace and tranquility in my thoughts so that I can fall asleep faster and better.
Relax my mind and quiet my thoughts, dear God.
I cast all of my anxieties onto You, God, and all the burdens that are making me stay up all night for recent days.
Silence all my fears, negative thoughts, and worries in my mind, Lord.
I have been having so much trouble sleeping for a long time now, and I no longer want to wake up tired and stressed.
Thank You, dear God, for carrying them for me as I can experience rest and the deep slumber that has eluded me.
Reveal to me, Lord, what has been causing my sleepless nights so I can correct them.
Please give me the strength to banish them away so I can receive rest and peace of sleep.
Thank You for being here for me, God, and I know You are the only one who can give me the peace that I so long for.
I surrender my heart, soul, and mind to You tonight, Lord, and thank You for tonight’s restful sleep. Amen.
John 14:27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body, and the Lord tells us to look after ourselves.
Stress, anxiety, fears, and trauma can make it difficult for us to relax and calm ourselves at night. When you are suffering from insomnia, have trouble sleeping tonight, or have bad dreams that are keeping you awake, pray to God because God is the only one who can truly give our hearts the loving peace we desire and long for.
Bible Verses for Sleepless Nights
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.
He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Prayer Points for Sleepless Nights
- Pray for those who have difficulty falling asleep so that they can fall asleep quickly and easily.
- Pray for those who have difficulty staying asleep, that they would be able to stay asleep through the night.
- Pray for those who have nightmares or sleep disorders, that they would be healed and would be able to sleep peacefully.
- Pray for students who have exams or projects due so they can rest their minds.
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