Prayer in the Night

Heavenly Father,

I come before You in this moment of the night, giving thanks for the blessings of this day. I ask for Your protection as I lay down to rest, and for Your loving arms to cover me as I sleep. I trust in Your faithfulness to watch over me during the night.

I confess my sins and ask for Your forgiveness, seeking Your grace and mercy as I acknowledge my faults and shortcomings. I lift up those I love, and those in need, asking for Your blessings and provision for them. I also lift up my enemies and those who have wronged me, praying for Your will to be done in their lives and for Your love to be shown to them.

I pray for peace and rest to fill my mind, body, and soul, so that I may wake in the morning refreshed and renewed in Your love and strength. I ask for Your wisdom and guidance for the day ahead, and for the strength to serve and glorify You.

I pray all of this in the name of Jesus, my savior and Lord. 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.

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Psalm 91:1-2 ESV

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

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Mark 14:38 ESV

Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

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1 Peter 5:7 ESV

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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