Night Prayers

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? If so, night prayers may be just what you need! Praying before bed can help to relax your mind and body, and can leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated for the next day. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best nighttime prayers to help you fall asleep peacefully and get a good night’s sleep!

Ending your day with prayer is a fantastic method to relieve tension and find calm before going to bed. Regardless of what you encountered today, conversing with God during the night prayer will renew your faith and allow you to truly relax. Evening prayers also assist you in reflecting on all of the times throughout the day when God has been there for you.

Share these nighttime devotions with your kids, spouse, and friends so they may too fall asleep feeling grateful and blessed! God is eager to provide you peace and comfort at night time!

night prayers

Night Prayer for Blessings

Let us sleep well, Jesus, and give us a good night’s sleep. Forgive us for the things we did today that did not glorify you. Thank you for loving us so much and for knowing us completely. Every day, we appreciate your assistance and strength as we know that with you, even difficult circumstances are conquerable. Please protect our family and home, as you have promised.

You’ve compared us to sheep, implying that we are docile and easily led. You work as a shepherd and protect us like one, you lead and guard us. You know our names, and you make us feel valued and loved. When we’re sick or in pain, you assist us in feeling better. Thank you, Jesus, for your excellent attention and for providing leaders [mom/dad/parents/foster parents/pastors] to help. Thank you for the Bible, which has educated us on topics such as how to live and love. Protect people in our world, and help them understand that you care about them as well. Thank you for all of the individuals who contribute so much to our success: teachers, doctors, policemen, and firemen—as well as countless others.

Thank you for your spiritual plan for our lives. Help us to follow and love you more and more. Put a smile on our faces and the purpose of Your love in our hearts as we wake up each morning, ready to start a new day. We adore you, Jesus. Good night, dear one. In the name of Christ, Amen

Night Prayer for a Good Night’s Sleep

God, please grant me a restful night’s sleep so that I may wake up refreshed and ready to love you again. Thank you for yet more undeserved blessings and for the capacity to count them. I adore being your child and looking forward to hearing “faithful” described in relation to my devotion to you every day of the year. May this place be bathed with peace and protection from the adversary as I awaken. God, good night. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Night Prayer Before You Go to Bed

My father, thank you for keeping me together today. You were there for me when I needed it, and I appreciate it. Thank you for all of the love, mercy, and grace that was given to me even though I did not deserve it. Thank you for your loyalty in my pain and suffering. To you be the glory alone. Amen.

Night Prayer At the End of a Hard Day

Father, I’m barely able to raise my gaze to you. It’s all I can do to call out for assistance. Allow me this day to have more of your grace. Help me realize that you are in this as well and that you are with me. Make it easier for me to see that you aren’t surprised or taken by surprise by the events of today. Forgive my anxiety about today’s events.

Forgive me for my complaints and murmurs about how difficult today has been. Forgive me for not realizing that you are there with me. Forgive me for forgetting who I am as a result of your Son, Jesus Christ’s sacrifice. Forgive me for failing to recall the wonderful truths and wealth I have as a result of the gospel. Father, hear my prayer. On this trying day, help me to cling to your grace, wisdom, and strength.

A Beautiful Night Prayer to Complete the Day

Lord, I’m getting ready to turn in for the evening, and I’d like to thank you before I go. But first, I’d want to express my gratitude to you for your faithfulness today. It’s a great day no matter what happens; whether things go according to plan or the world appears chaotic because you are in control.

Thank you, Lord. For all the times I was reminded of your assistance today, for all the times when your unseen presence appeared so near, thank you, God. But thank you for all the ways in which you worked behind the scenes unknown to me; such as gracious angels that descended on my behalf at specific moments and worked on my behalf in ways I’ll never understand. Amen.

Night Prayer for Sweet Sleep

I pray, beloved heavenly Father, that You may wash over me a sense of peace that is beyond comprehension as I close my eyes to go to sleep tonight. I ask that You would free me from the weight of my responsibilities. My goal is to be a good mother, wife, and friend, but if I do not have adequate spiritual rest, I will not be able to achieve this. Be tolerant and give your child a pleasant night’s sleep in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

A Night Prayer to Calm an Anxious Heart

LORD, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to subdue my emotions. I want to stop worrying about what might happen and concentrate on what has already occurred by thinking about and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Night Prayer for a Spiritual Reset

I confess that the routine has worn down my passion for you. I admit that worldly concerns have stifled the joy of the gospel in me. Lord, restore my heart to you once more. Turn my attention back to you; put your love on my eyes and heart. Help me restore my faith and life, starting right now. Renew my heart and refresh my life for you and your ways. Help me perceive each day’s routines as opportunities to willingly submit to your will. Thank you for being the Lord of my life every day in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Giving Thanks Night Prayer

We thank you, God, for today’s good day as well as for the unique way in which you always watch over us. Thank you for the enjoyable activities outside and the quiet times inside, as well as for assisting us in learning new things every day.

Thank you for fulfilling our wish as precisely as you wanted. Thank you for looking out for us every day. Forgive us for the mistakes we make. Thank you for loving us even when we act in an obstinate or try-to-do-it-ourselves manner. God, help us to always choose Your way because it is always the best option. We pray that everyone who does not know about you would understand your love and admiration for them.

Thank you, God, for our family and the good times we’ve had together as well as apart. Thank you to our grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins who have blessed us with your presence. Thank you for providing food for us to eat and a place to sleep. Help us relax well tonight, give us restful dreams, and send your angels throughout the night to protect us. Teach us to trust you more each day and love you more deeply. You are wonderful; you are magnificent; and you are dependable, God. We also adore you. Good night. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Night-time Blessing Prayer

God, thank you for your abundant love and favor over our lives. Thank you for the fact that your grace has no end but will endure throughout our entire life. Forgive us if we forget that you are fully aware of all of our actions, that you are aware of what concerns us, and that you shield us as though with a shield. We pray for your assistance so we may fully enjoy the blessings and goodness present in this moment. May your face shine on us now!

In this prayer, we express our thanks for your faithfulness, your love and care for us, and the work you have prepared for us these days. We pray that you would make our path purposeful and our footsteps firm out of your goodness and love. Give us a heart of wisdom to hear your voice, and make us strong by your tremendous favor and grace. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Night Prayer for True Rest

Lord, free me from the desire to be busy in order to feel good about myself. Make me confident that You are who You say You are and what You’ve created me to be, and then teach me about true relaxation. Help me catch my breath. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Night Prayer for Worry-Free Sleep

Lord, I’ve carried my responsibilities as if I were in command. Enable me to act like a youngster and relinquish all of my concerns, worries, and duties to You, my loving Father. I have faith in you. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Night Prayer for Forgiveness at the End of the Day

For any stupid things I may have done today or things I did without first asking your permission or wisdom, forgive me. Those are memories that I’d rather forget, but I’m thankful for your forgiveness when I ask for it. I never want to go to bed angry with you, Lord. Our friendship is too important, and your holiness deserves our respect. Thank you for loving me unconditionally as I am. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

A Short Night-time Prayer (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God’s not given me a spirit of fear,

But a spirit of love,

and of power, and a sound mind,

To live each day and glorify his name. 

Popular Child’s 18th Century Night Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake,

I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Alternative Version for Children:

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep,

Watch and guard me through the night,

and wake me with the morning light.

Amen.

Night Prayer At the End of a Disappointing Day

Thank You, God, for choosing me to be a part of Your strategy. Please assist me in keeping my attention on You, even when things appear bleak. Help me to trust You more, especially when I seem to be losing something. Amen In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Night Prayer for Loved Ones

I’m asking for the safety of my family, friends, and others who need to know you in my prayers tonight, Lord. I’m praying that your love may shine like the billions of stars in the night sky above and touch them. I pray for our planet and those within it. I pray for their needs as well as my own.

Night Prayer for Peaceful Sleep

Lord, teach me to place my problems before you every day. Show me that I can put my trust in your protective love. Give me, your cherished one, the rest and calm sleep that I require. Amen.

Night Prayer to Rest Well

I pray for you, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank You, Lord, for peaceful resting. That I may rest while You continue to hold everything together. Help me to rest well and worship You through slumber. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Night Prayer for Rest from Striving

I’m raising my voice again to God, asking for His help. I’m recognizing that it’s not my fault that I believe I’m not enough; it’s because of my sinning that I keep trying to be. Thank you for the reminder that life with You means I can relax and have nothing to prove. Will You continue to reveal Your freedom, power, and desire for me to cease striving to please You and instead just live life alongside You in Jesus’ Name? Amen.

Father, We Thank Thee

We praise you, Our Father, for the lovely evening light; For repose and food and devoted care; And for all of life’s beauty. We ask that you assist us in doing what we should do, That we may be kind and good to others; In every area of our life – at work or pleasure – To become more loving every day. Amen.

Night Prayer for an Overwhelmed Heart

When my heart is overwhelmed, Lord, let Your peace also overwhelm me. Guide me to the Word of God, which gives me strength and refuge. Help me not to flee from lesser things. Draw me toward you so that I may run to you first. Allow me to learn how to acquire the habit of putting my “overwhelmed” under your control in Jesus’ Name. Thank You, God. Amen)

Night Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, give us the audacity to ask for forgiveness. Remind us that confession is never a mistake; it frees us from the bonds of evil. We understand we cannot hide our hearts from you. Assist us in releasing our bitterness and anxiety, as well as cleansing us through the knowledge that you have purged all sins. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Night Prayer When You Don’t “Feel” God

Thank you, Father. Thank you for your unwavering support and constant presence in our lives. We may occasionally believe you are standing right next to us. However, it can be difficult to realize that you are there at all times. Life may become so tough that we lose touch with your love and Help me, Lord. Help me to see you and trust in your character when my emotions tell me otherwise. You are kind, good, and gracious. You are both all-powerful and all-loving. You care deeply for me and for my family members. I adore you, Lord, and pray these things in the name of your Son while we walk together forward today. Amen, I love you with all of my heart.

Night Prayer for a Weary Mom

I beseech you, O Lord, weary and beaten down by this long day. Being a mother may be quite challenging! I’m frequently feeling helpless and inadequate. I have no idea what to anticipate. The continual transformation leaves me bewildered. Each day’s twists and turns are a constant reminder of my neediness and dependence.

I am reminded of the book of Hebrews, which instructs me that I may come to you with confidence and find grace and compassion. So, now that I’ve piled all of these concerns on your desk, I’m coming to you for help. The details of life sometimes leave me feeling overwhelmed. It feels like I can never get ahead. Just when I think I’ve cleaned up one mess, another one appears somewhere else. When someone becomes sick or hurt, other days, it’s easy to believe that parenting is not my calling. Some days, it seems as if I’m not meant to be a mother.

Even if you failed to express love for me today, I accept that I was remiss in my duty. I let the opportunity to adore you as you adored me slip away. I neglected to pass on the kindness you had shown me to my children. Please forgive me for attempting in my own power instead of relying solely on God. Forgive me for placing my trust in anything over God. Forgive me for putting my hope in anything, circumstances, or my own ability rather than God. Forgive my impatience and desire for things to go smoothly rather than God’s way. Each of these sins and blunders reminds me how much I need a Savior. Today is a reminder that Jesus Christ is more essential than yesterday, and he will be even more essential in the future in my life.

I hope that you may be with me in the ups and downs of my day tomorrow. Assist me in rediscovering my pleasure in you rather than in my circumstances. Assist me not to be afraid of whatever unforeseen twists and turns may come. Assist me in loving and caring for my children as much as I can. Help me to savor each moment with them rather than spending it analyzing the following one. I may remember that, even when it appears otherwise, you are always with me and will never abandon or disappoint me. I would like to be able to sleep tonight knowing that even though I lose my grip, you never release me. And may I wake up in the morning to discover mercy, fresh and new, waiting to be taken.

Night Prayer for Soul Rest

Thank You, God, for providing a reprieve from my cares that isn’t linked to another person or experience. You created me for this relaxation and I embrace it now. Help me trust you completely with my heart. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Bedtime Prayer (song by Twila Paris)

Now I lay me down to sleep

I pray dear Lord that you will keep

Your eyes upon this sleeping world

Every little boy and girl

Bless the children far away

The ones who don’t know how to pray

Those who are not feeling well

The little one the slipped and fell

Bless the puppy down the street

The neighbors I have yet to meet

Bless my mom and dad especially

Just one more thing I’d like to say

Before I close another day

I’d like to thank you Lord for all the ways

That You bless me

Bless the child whose home is torn

The babies who are not yet born

Bless the ones who take your word

To all the hearts that have not heard

Bless all your children everywhere

I hope they know how much you care

Maybe someday I can go

And tell them that You love them so

Bless Grandma and my Grandpa too

And all my friend and all they do

Bless every twig upon my family tree

Just one more thing I’ll say to you

I’m so amazed by all you do

I’ll thank you once again because it’s true

That you bless me

Night Prayer for Peace

God, show us what it means to have faith in silence. Help me to find serenity when I am confronted with problems that are beyond my comprehension. Remind me to be happy in hope, patient in adversity, and loyal in prayer. You arrange all things according to your schedule. Try to remind me of my duty as well as the need for patience.

The Examen (Evening Reflection)

Written by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Examen is a daily process for prayerfully reflecting on your day. 

1. Remember God’s presence.

Even after a trying day, God will quiet your soul as you remember His presence and intentionally seek to enter into it. Remember He’s with you. Invite Him to make Himself present to you. 

2. Respond to Him with thanks.

Giving thanks gives God glory and helps us look on the bright side of a bad day. What small blessings can you thank God for?

3. Reflect on how God showed Himself to you.

God reveals himself through scripture, but we also see glimpses of him in nature, events, and people. Sometimes He shows up loudly through miraculous, divine intervention. Other times He shows Himself quietly through the beauty of a flower or an earnest conversation. As you look back over your day, can you identify moments where you sensed God’s revelation or intervention? 

4. Repent of your failings.

I don’t like recognizing my own sin, but repentance is key to continual renewal in our relationship with God. As you reflect on your day, remember specific points where you failed. Bring your shortcomings before God and ask Him to forgive you. 

5. Resolve to grow. 

God is in the business of changing us, so don’t let your failings discourage or define you. His mercies are always new. Accept His forgiveness. Ask Him for grace to change. Is there anything you need to make right or anyone you need to apologize to? What can you do differently tomorrow?

Do you have a bedtime prayer that you enjoy? Was it one that your parents taught you or one that you’re passing on to your children? Leave a remark below with the name of your favorite goodnight prayer.

This post is from our larger Prayers resource, which was created to inspire and encourage your prayer life when things are uncertain. Visit our most popular prayers if you’re looking for how to pray or what to pray about. Remember, the Holy Spirit prays for us, and God knows your intentions even if you don’t know how to express them in words.

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