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.
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.”
Mark 14:38 ESV
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.