As I lay my head down to sleep, I thank You for the blessings of this day and for all that You have given me. I ask that You would watch over me and protect me throughout the night.
Please let Your love and grace surround me as I rest, and bring me peace and restfulness in my sleep. Help me to wake up refreshed and renewed in the morning, ready to serve You and follow Your will for my life.
I pray that You would use my sleep to renew my strength and refresh my spirit. I pray that You would use this time to speak to me through Your Word and through Your Spirit, and to guide me in the path that You have for me.
I pray that You would keep me safe from all harm and danger, and that You would keep my loved ones safe as well. Please watch over us and keep us close to You, through the night and always.
In the name of Your son, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Psalm 4:8 ESV
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
John 14:27 ESV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faiththat you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV
fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.