I grew up saying bedtime prayers for protection like ” Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord, my soul, to keep”.
The nighttime is a very crucial time in any person’s life. It is a time where people are most susceptible to attacks, both physical and spiritual.
This is because the night is mostly a period of rest and while resting, one is numb to consciousness.
The enemy, therefore, takes advantage of the night to cause damage and inflict pain. Do you nurse fear when it’s nightfall and when bedtime approaches?
Below Are 15 Bedtime Prayers for Protection.
1. Prayers for Bedtime.
Matthew 26.53 – Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?
Dear God, thank you for always listening to my daily prayers and granting answers to them. I understand the wicked enemy is at work when I rest my head to sleep.
Lord, I hope that You will send your combat angels to battle on my behalf since Your Word says that if I call on you, you will immediately send battalions of angelic beings to battle on my behalf.
Hence, I pray that Your divine Holy Spirit will fill my home with your presence. Thank you for granting my nighttime prayer request and for your right hand of defense that is upon me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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2. Bedtime Prayers That Will Connect You to God.
Psalms 91: 3 – Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
Dear Heavenly Father, I am indeed grateful for the good day you granted me today. And for the new day, you will bring soon. Thank you too for your hand of protection that is always stretched towards me.
I declare security upon my household tonight. I announce that You are our refuge and fortress as we sleep. Lord Jesus Christ, I take power over every evil spell of the night.
I assert my dominance over devils, witches, wizards, druids, sorcerers, imps, and any other fowl spirit that attempts to infiltrate my abode.
Gracious Father, may their arrows be bent. Let their incantations boomerang. May their onslaught end in futility. Their schemes shall fall headlong, and they shall be in disarray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. Good Night Prayer.
Psalms 3:5 – I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me.
Oh God, thank you for the good times I had with members of my family today and the joyful smiles that I saw on their faces. Now is a good time to say my good night prayers to you, Loving God.
It is time for my family and I to retire to our beds. As we go to bed, I pray that the peace of God will be with us.
I pray that You grant us all a decent night’s rest and that You give us sound minds as we sleep, so our thoughts will not walk in circles through imaginations, keeping us awake.
But instead, we settle down safely, realizing that sleep is a blessing from You, and so that we may be mentally prepared to do all the tasks that You have planned for us to do tomorrow.
Thank You for being with us at all times and during the darkest hours too. Loving Father, thank You also for never abandoning us, for promising to be here all through the nighttime, and for answering this simple prayer of mine. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
4. Bedtime Prayers to Use Before Sleep.
Psalms 4.8 – I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Dear Abba Father, thank You for the wonderful way you have blessed me with many friends and loved ones You have brought into my life through Your generosity.
Thank you for the special way you take care of them and you guard them through hard times. I am also grateful for your great love for them, the shelter, and the good food you provide.
Dear God, tonight, I raise them up to You, hoping that You would defend and care for each one in this night period. Thank you for I know that an army of Your protection is stationed nearby.
And that their spirits are hidden in God with Christ, so nothing can ever steal them from Your hands. Let no darkness, danger, or peril of the night come near them or harm them. Mighty God, may You be their Fortress and Shield.
Thank You also for the several precious promises that You have assured us through your word. Tonight will not see the end of those promises.
All those I love tonight and give us all sound sleep that You have promised to all Your children. This, I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
5. Bedtime Prayer Against Bad Dreams and Nightmares.
Proverbs 3.24 – when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Dear Everlasting Father, thank you for the good plans you have for me. Thank you too for the amazing and big things you do as well.
There are many Bible verses that enhance my own understanding about not having anxious thoughts concerning anything, such as the constant bad dreams and nightmares that I have been having.
Lord God, You have lovingly provided us with the nighttime for repose and sleep, so that we may be renewed in body, mind, and spirit.
All too frequently, our hearts’ imaginations, our minds’ ideas, and the challenges we face in life summon up distasteful imaginations and awful mental images at night.
These all too frequently disrupt our sleep and can even lead to restlessness, terrible dreams, and terrifying nightmares.
Dear God of my ancestors, please remove all suffering from my dreams tonight. Keep my thoughts set on You and dwell on the glory of Your holy name and faultless character.
Thank you for answering my goodnight prayer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
6. Bedtime Prayer.
Mark 3:27 – In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for never allowing my foot to slip and for always leading me on the paths of righteousness. I thank You for the peace You give us when we sleep.
Lord, I am mindful of negative forces that want to attack at bedtime. So, as we sleep, I pray that You will protect my family and I with the blood of Jesus.
Satan, I give you and your cohorts notice to quit. Every headstrong spirit, or force that tries to stand against God’s word, I bring you under subjection.
I command that you be brought to the feet in obedience to Christ. You and your agents may be strong, but I am stronger because I bear the mark of Christ.
On that ground, let no man trouble my nighttime. I declare that as I go to sleep, I will wake to the morning light, with a joyful smile and not with a grumpy spirit.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
7. Bedtime Prayer for Protection.
Psalms 23:6 – Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for always listening to my prayer of confession and for protecting me each day of every year.
As I sleep, I declare that Your hand of protection covers every area of my house. I ask that You secure my doors and window lintels. My entry and exit points, pillars, and roofs, I declare to be domiciliary of God’s security.
Father, as Satanic agents set attacks in motion against me, I pray that the fire of God will burn up every plan of theirs. I consecrate this house to You, Lord, and I pray that no scheme formed against its occupants shall prosper.
Thank you for I know you will not consider the wrong things that I do, but you will protect me in this dark of night and grant me a night of restful sleep. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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8. Bedtime Prayer for Divine Covering.
Psalms 91: 4 – He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings, you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Dear Almighty God, by my own strength I can do nothing, but by your spirit, I can give you prayers of thanks my entire lifetime.
Thank you for shutting the door of the spirit of fear in my life and for opening the right door of good things for me. You have always been my shield and buckler and I know that You wouldn’t stop now; because of your changeless nature.
O God, one of the two immutable things about You is that you cannot lie. Your promises as regards my covering when I sleep have remained steadfast.
You have kept your word to every jot. Father Lord, as you have always done, please protect my family and I while we sleep, grant us a divine covering.
I command that every wandering spirit be returned to the abyss of hell. Every ‘dream snatcher’ who comes to pilfer and terminate our dreams is silenced.
We vow that You are our guardian and that You will not sleep or slumber. I thank You, God, for keeping my family and I under the protection of your holy angels. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
9. Bedtime Prayer for Shielding.
Hebrews 9:14 – How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
Almighty Father, thank you for every bit of love that you have shown to me. I come with the blood of your son, Jesus over my life and everything that I own, as well as all that You have entrusted to me as a steward.
On the gateways of my mind, body (the temple of the Holy Spirit), emotions, and will, I plead the blood of Jesus. I trust that the Lamb’s blood protects me and grants me access to the Holy of Holies.
Oh! that blood that set me free from every bondage, the blood that speaks better things than the blood of Abel. Holy Spirit, I plead the blood upon my life as well as on the lives of those You have blessed me with.
As God’s word has said that he has given his guardian angels charge over us, may God grant us a good night’s sleep. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
10. Bedtime Prayer for God to Watch Over you.
Psalms.91.5 -6. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Dear Merciful and Holy Father, thank you because there is no place I can go where I won’t be seen by you. Thank you too because you never sleep or slumber, your word says you will not let me fall. You never stop working for me, defending me, and battling for me, even when I need to sleep and rest. Allow the peace and security that comes from knowing I am secure in your hands to watch over me.
Just as You promised in your word that you’d give your Angels change over me, let your angelic beings be on guard, watching over me. Lord, please help me sleep. To you, my God, be blessings and glory, wisdom and thanks, honor, might, and strength, forever and ever.
In the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
11. Night Prayer to Keep You Spiritually Aler.
Ephesians 1:17 – I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Father God, thank you for not making me an alternate version of myself, but for making me the unique person that I am. I praise you too for the spiritual clothing of sound judgment and insight.
Please help me to always remember to put them on in faith and use them to guide me safely through this dark and terrible world, avoiding the enemy’s traps along the way.
Make my spirit to be sensitive and strong in the face of hostile assault. Help me to develop sound spiritual antennae, let my spirit man be quickened, not always weak and desperately seeking help.
Lord Jesus, thank you for answering my beautiful prayers, release God’s blessings into my life as I rest tonight. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
12. Prayer Against Fowl spirits.
Psalms 72:4 – He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.
Heavenly Father, thank you for your are the spirit of love and light, hence every darkness dissipates before your presence. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I rebuke and cast out any spirit that would try to oppress me tonight.
Lord, You went about doing good and curing all those who were afflicted by demons, therefore oppression is never Your will.
As such, I take away all powers from fowl and dark spirits who would try to oppress me tonight. Light of God overshadows me with the protection of God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
13. Prayer to Hide Under the Shadow of God’s Wings.
Psalms 91:1– He who dwells in the shelter of the Highest will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Lord Jesus Christ, be gracious to me. Maintain my status as the apple of Your eye. Show me the wonders of Your vast love.
Keep me and hide me tonight under the shelter of Your wings, because I trust in You. Wrap me in Your unwavering love. Surround me with triumphant songs! Allow my spirit to sing for delight all night. Amen.
14. Prayer Against Spiritual Robbers.
Job 11:18 – You will be secure because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
Dear Lord Jesus, I command the scattering of the gathering of spiritual robbers planning to steal from me. I command that all spiritual pilferers assigned to me be apprehended.
O Lord, strengthen my dream life with your might so that I might wage warfare against any spiritual thief. Let protesting forces against my life be disbanded.
I demand that their habitat designated against me become desolate. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
15. Night Prayers That Will Give You a Peaceful Mind.
Isaiah 26:3 – The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in You.
Dear Almighty and Everlasting God, I am grateful for your help today, thank you for your good counsel that brought your help my way.
Thank you for good health, for blessing the work of our hands, and for giving strength for fun times. Father God, often, the Lord’s prayer is basically the only prayer I know how to pray, yet you protect me from morning till the end of the day.
Hence, I am most grateful for the wonderful things you do for me despite my prayerlessness. Loving God, as I go to bed, please release your peace that transcends into my spirit, soul, and body.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus, I pray. Amen
God has provided us with a unique opportunity as well as helpful ways to pray for everything, including our protection. So that despite reports of oppression and terrifying experiences of the night, we will entertain no fear as God’s children.
Because we are the apple of his eye. More so, in God’s word, there’s an array of His promises of security and all we need to do is to key into them.
Hence, let the biblical verses provided and the above prayer guide you to pray for your bedtime protection. Make these 15 bedtime prayers for protection, your bedtime companion daily and God won’t let any evil come near your dwelling.
DavidIs an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.
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