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15 Best Prayers for Protection while Sleeping

15 Best Prayers for Protection while Sleeping

Have you been living in fear most of your life or for a certain period, perhaps due to certain event(s)that rocked the boat of your life, plunging you in despondency?

Your bed no longer interests you at night because your security has become threatened.

Beloved, it’s time for you to find solace in your father’s arms. With the 15 prayers for protection, while sleeping, you will find protection under God’s powerful covering.

Here Are 15 Best Prayers for Protection while Sleeping.


1. Prayer for God’s Divine Protection.

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.

Almighty and Everlasting Father, thank you for being God all by yourself. You are God, and no one else compares to you.

Your word assures me of your divine protection as long as I remain in you. With you on watch, I have nothing to be afraid of.

So, I pray you protect me while I sleep.  May your Holy Spirit protect those I care about too. Lord, cause me to find solace in your warm embrace as I go to sleep now.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

2. Prayer for Assurance of Security while Sleeping.

Proverbs 3.24 – when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Dear Mighty God, thank you because all things were made through and for you; you are before all things, and all things exist in you.

Father, I plead that you will keep me safe from every evil of the night. There is no force that can stand in your way.

Therefore, remind me that I’m safe sleeping under your strong grip. You are my shield and fortress, and you provide me with the protection I require.

May I be able to see your beauty, feel your love, understand your knowledge, and sense your might?

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

3. Prayer Against Fear.

Psalms 27.1 – The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid?

Dear God of the Universe, thank you for everything good and perfect that comes from you because you are the Father of Lights. Please give me the gift of rest and relaxation.

Your word assures me that I will not be afraid when I lie down and that you will provide me with a restful night’s sleep. In Christ Jesus, you have said that your peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard my heart and mind.

As I sleep tonight, grant me your miraculous calm. Lord Jesus, please surround me with your all-powerful presence. You slept in the middle of a hurricane because you knew that if you said anything, the storm would stop.

Speak a powerful, soothing message to the storms in my life and help me sleep through them. Keep an eye on me and keep me safe.

In the name of your all-powerful name. Allow me to sleep well in the safety of your embrace. May I find the solace I need and the strength I require in your name. May you be with me at all times of the day and night.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

4. Prayer for God’s Presence.

Psalms 27:5 – For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.

Prince of Peace, thank you for your presence that calms the storms in my life and brings peace to my soul.

Thank you, merciful God, because there is no place I can go where I won’t be seen by you. Your watchful eyes are always on because you never sleep nor slumber, your word says you will not let me fall.

You never stop working for me, defending me, and fighting for me. Even when I’m sleeping resting, You deliver and protect me despite the spiritual warfare the enemies keep waging against me. Please help me to always remember that you will never abandon me.

Lord Jesus, may God’s peace reign in my life, may His love envelop me, His Spirit strengthens me, and His joy sustains me. I pray that you keep me soothed in the knowledge that I am safe in your hands. Please, Lord, help me to get quality sleep tonight.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

5. Prayer to Ask for Guardian Angels.

Psalms 27:6 – Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.

Jesus, Name above all Names, thank you for being all-powerful and capable of accomplishing what you make up your mind to. Dear Lord of Hosts, demons shudder and tremble at the mention of your name.

May I sleep tonight and every night beneath the tremendous shelter of your name. Lord, hear my petition and fight for me.

May you, God of all grace, who through Christ Jesus has called me into eternal glory, make me holy, powerful, and peaceful. Glory and honor be to you forever and ever.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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6. Prayer Against Evil of the Night.

Psalms 91: 3 – Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

Heavenly Father, tonight I declare my home secure. As I sleep, I declare that You are my refuge and fortress.

I take control of any terrible spell of the night. Lord. I declare my authority over foul spirits. May the arrows of the wicked be twisted and never find me or come near my dwelling.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

7. Prayer to Establish God as Your Protector.

Psalms 3:5 – I lie down and sleep; I wake again because the LORD sustains me.

Lord, You always protect me as I rest, and You care for me as when I drift off. You are the safest place. You are the God of Grace. I ask that you make me sleep in safety tonight. I put my trust in You Lord.

Father God, You know my thoughts and feelings. You see my deep fears. Lord, You understand my weariness of spirit and catch each tear I cry because of fear, You stand beside my bed every day.

You are a trustworthy friend, so I ask that You stay with me through the entire night. On you Lord, I depend for my protection in Jesus’ name. Amen.

8. Prayer for a Good Night’s Rest.

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.

My Father, I’m having trouble sleeping. I’m terrified, therefore I’m tossing and turning. Once again. I’m grateful that you never get tired of doing what you do, and that you never sleep.

Even though my mind won’t stop churning and my brain won’t stop whirling, I’m grateful that You’re here with me right now.

Even when I know that fretting accomplishes nothing and that my heart has to trust You. I’m in desperate need of You, Good Shepherd.

Please, God, console my heart in the way that only You can. Save me from my own mind’s whirlpool.

I am certain that when I rest in You, tranquility like a river overflows my soul, and I may thank You ahead of time for sweet slumber. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

9. Prayer for Safety from Attack.

Psalms 91:1– He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Heavenly Father, thank you for your never-ending love for me through Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and for keeping me safe every night.

Tonight, I pray that You keep me safe today from all attacks and evil. Lord, I commit myself, my body and soul, and all to You. Send your holy angels to be with me so that the wicked foe will have no power over me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

10. Prayer to Ease Your Mind from Insecurity.

Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.

Dear God, when I lay down to sleep, relieve the strain in my body; calm the restlessness in my mind; silence the worries and perplexities in my mind. Allow me to rest in your strong and loving arms, along with all of my difficulties.

Almighty God, allow your Spirit to speak to my mind and heart as I sleep so that when I wake up in the morning, I will find that I have received light for my path, strength for my chores, serenity for my anxieties, and forgiveness for my sins during the night.

Please give me a good night’s sleep tonight and the strength to live through tomorrow in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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11. Prayer for God’s Light of Protection.

1 Pet.5.7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Lord God Almighty, as You have made the sun know when it is setting: dispel the darkness in my heart, so that I may recognize You as the genuine God and eternal light and radiance.

Allow me to perceive you as my defender by opening my eyes. Please assist me in teaching that revelational light of perceiving you as the God of defense. Thank you for listening to my appeal. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

12. Prayer for Protection When Overwhelmed With Fear.

Job 11:18 – You will be secure because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.

Everlasting Lord, my heart is bursting at the seams; fill me with Your serenity. My rock, lead me to You. Please lead me to Your Word, which is a source of strength and refuge for me.

Please don’t let me fall into the trap of settling for less. Persuade me to come to You first. Assist me in developing the habit of surrendering my overwhelmed fears to You. Lord, thank you for when I call, You hear me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

13. Prayer for Protection from Troubling Thoughts.

Psalms 122.7 – May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.

My Father in Heaven, I bask in your defense since I am safe with you. I pray that You help me with sorting through the many feelings, events, and thoughts I’ve had today.

Protect me from all the troubling thoughts in my heart, so I can relax, unwind, and be still. Help me to surrender everything I am to you, including my exhaustion, worries, hopes, and anxieties.

I choose to hold your hand as I sleep tonight. I’ve made the decision to reside with you. Lord, I choose to trust, to believe, and to always stay with You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

14. Prayer for Protection from Anxiety.

1Pet.5.7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Lord Jesus Christ, the living God, please remove every dread and worry from my mind. I understand that you don’t want me to be worried. Please cater to all of my security needs, as you promised in your letter.

As you have instructed, I give you all of my anxieties, worries, and concerns. Bring comfort and serenity to my heart, and let me rest in you and be at ease. Fill my heart with your love.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.

15. Prayer for Protection of Family and Loved Ones.

Psalms 72:4 – He will defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; he will crush the oppressor.

Almighty and Everlasting Father, thank You for your promises of protection. I ask that you keep the people I love and care about, safe as they sleep.

Bless them with calm and your unfathomable protection, sow in them unquenchable hope, grow in the hopes and aspirations for their future, and safeguard them with your unwavering love. In Jesus’s name. Amen.


Prayer is key to your mental and emotional well-being as it is key to your spiritual life.

When your senses evoke every message of insecurity, fear and the enemy threatens to strike your rest, the One Who owns your soul is eager to hear you speak to Him.

Take your petition with strong reasons to Him and He will answer you.

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