Prayers before bed is the wisest way to end your day. Most people find it hard falling asleep because they don’t hold bedtime prayers. After all the day’s experiences, good or bad, you need to create ample time and pray. Prayer before bed;
- Uplifts your soul.
- Calms your mind and thoughts.
- Provides a moment for you to thank God for the day’s successes.
- Gives you a chance to prepare for the next day in spirit.
- Gives you an assurance that you are not alone as you pour out your heart to God.
- Gives you hope for another day and your strength is renewed.
You should make prayer before bed your daily routine for a peaceful night rest.
Below is a prayer guide you can follow for bedtime prayers;
1. Bedtime Prayer for Repentance.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness,” (1 John 1:9 NIV).
Merciful God, compassionate and slow to anger, I admit that at some point during the day I have sinned against you. Confessing to you faithful and just God, I ask for your forgiveness before I go to bed.
Forgive all my sins that I have made today in my actions, thoughts and words. Purify my heart, my soul and my body Oh Lord.
Forgive me for the times that I have walked in unrighteousness. Father, let not my sins block your ears from listening to my plea.
Free me from the guilt of sin tonight that I may be able to sleep with a clear conscience. In Jesus name, Amen.
2. Bedtime Prayer for Thanksgiving.
“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV).
Gracious God, I just want to thank you for carrying me through the day. My heart is full of thanksgiving, and I can’t sleep without expressing my gratitude to you. Thank you for everything that happened during the day.
I know that you allowed everything to happen for my good as your word says in Romans 8:28 (NIV). Thank you for the gift of life, for my children and my parents. Thank you for good health and for renewed strength. I am grateful for your protection, grace, favor and breakthrough. In Jesus name, Amen.
3. Bedtime Prayer Concerning the Day’s Failures and Difficulties.
“I can do everything through him who gives me strength,” (Philippians 4:13 NIV).
All-powerful God, I have faced difficulties during the day. Some of my plans and the day’s goals have failed. I ask for your strength so that tomorrow I may succeed in all things through you.
Failure is not my portion anymore, but success is. You are my greatest source of strength and tonight before I go to bed, I hold onto your word. Grant me strength and hope tonight. In Jesus name, Amen.
4. Bedtime Prayer for God’s Will.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding,” (Proverbs 3:5 NIV).
Everlasting father, I am sorry for doing things today in my own understanding. I failed to trust you fully with my heart. Before I go to bed, I want to renew my trust in you. I want to walk, talk and act in accordance to your will.
You are the one who establishes man’s plans and your will is perfect for mankind. Help me to acknowledge your will over my plans and any other aspect of my life. May your will, from tonight, be done in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.
5. Bedtime Prayer for Protection.
“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one,” (2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV).
Mighty warrior, as I pray, I am about to go to bed. I ask for your protection throughout the night. Just as you watch over Israel, watch over me tonight as I sleep. Protect me from everything that accompanies darkness.
Protect me from harm, spiritual forces of evil, demonic attacks and any other evil thing that happens during the night. I beseech you to do to me according to your word in 2 Thessalonians 3:3. In Jesus name, Amen.
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6. Bedtime Prayer for Hope and Reassurance.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
Alpha and Omega, you who knows the end from the beginning. You know all my plans and my thoughts. Furthermore, you are aware of what my tomorrow and my future holds.
Thank you for your reassurance that although things might not have worked today, you still have good plans for my tomorrow. I thank you for the hope for prosperity and better days ahead. I will continue putting my hope in you. In Jesus name, Amen.
7. Bedtime Prayer for Peaceful Sleep.
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety,” (Psalms 4:8 NIV).
King of peace, you who gives peace that no human can understand, grant me peace tonight. A lot has happened during the day that has robbed me of my peace. As I go to bed, may I dwell in your safety.
I speak peace over my mind, peace over my soul and peace in my entire house. My father in heaven, destroy every ungodly thing that can interrupt my sleep. I rebuke every evil spirit with the purpose of stealing my peace tonight in the mighty name of Jesus. May your arms be my resting place throughout the night. In Jesus name, Amen.
8. Bedtime Prayer for Rest.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” (Matthew 11:28).
Everlasting God, thank you for all the hustles of the day. I thank you for blessing the work of my hands. There is a call from you in Matthew 11:28, that we come to you so that you may give us rest.
I come to you, Oh Lord, weary, faint, discouraged and disappointed, grant me rest. My spirit is overwhelmed, I am physically, mentally and emotionally worn out. Let your feet be my resting place tonight. Thank you for answering my prayers. In Jesus name, Amen.
9. Bedtime Prayer for Denunciation.
“The tongue has the power of life and death and those who love it will eat its fruit,” (Proverbs 18:21 NIV).
Dear Lord, I exalt your name. Your name is lifted high above every other title. I praise you, Oh Lord, for your grace in my life. Tonight, I boast of your goodness, kindness, faithfulness and love. I understand that my tongue holds the power of doom and the power of glory.
Father, I take this opportunity to denounce every negative word that I have said against any aspect of my life. I denounce everything uttered by others against me. Anything affecting my life negatively as a result of the tongue, I denounce tonight in the mighty name of Jesus.
In the spiritual realm, I denounce all negative invocations by my ancestors impacting my life. Guard my tongue Oh Lord from negative speech. Fill my heart with your word, that my tongue may overflow of your goodness. In Jesus name, Amen.
10. Bedtime Prayer for Couples.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up,” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 NIV).
Oh Lord, we are grateful for uniting us. We welcome your presence into our family tonight. Create the strongest bond between us with love that no one can break. Fight against anyone who tries to fight against our love as your word says in Psalms 35:1 (NIV).
Release your grace, breakthrough, favor and blessings upon us, Oh Lord, that we may never be in want. We bind every spirit of dryness in our marriage in the mighty name of Jesus. May your spirit help us to be supportive to each other at all times. Bless and protect our children, our parents and our neighbors.
Help us to grow together for the glory of your name. In Jesus name, Amen.
11. Bedtime Prayer for Healing.
“But I will restore you to health and healing your wounds, declares the LORD, because you are called an outcast, Zion for who no one cares,” (Jeremiah 30:17 NIV).
Father, you are the great physician. Your word is here with us to heal us. Heal my wounded spirit, heal my worn-out soul, my body and my mind. May the stripes of Jesus heal everyone who is feeling unwell Oh Lord.
Visit those with wounds in their hearts resulting from rejection and restore them to good health. Those with physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological wounds, you are healing tonight in the mighty name of Jesus. I speak the blood of Jesus over everyone experiencing pain to speak healing upon them.
Thank you, Father, for making healing our portion tonight, in Jesus name, Amen.
12. Bedtime Prayer for Warfare.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds,” (2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV).
Mighty warrior, you are powerful and great in war. I thank you for the authority over principalities, strongholds, spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, scorpions and serpents. I put on your full armor tonight.
I destroy every stronghold of poverty, illnesses, premature deaths, illiteracy and bloodshed in the mighty name of Jesus. Every foundation of the enemy that is limiting my progress, I break in Jesus name. Your mighty power is upon me, no weapon of the enemy can withstand me.
I ordain your arrows over everyone who is fighting against any aspect of my life in Jesus name. I destroy every stronghold of the devil in every area of my life. Thank you for granting me victory over the enemy. In Jesus name, Amen.
13. Bedtime Prayer for My Husband.
“Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their works, when they see purity and reverence of your lives,” (1 Peter 3:1 NIV).
Father, creator of everything that is on earth. I am grateful for the best gift that you gave me, my husband. Teach me Oh Lord, to submit to him always. Your word says he has obtained favor by finding me, his wife.
May that favor locate him in every aspect of his life. As the head of the house, grant him financial breakthrough so that he may be able to meet all our basic needs. Lead his footsteps in the paths of righteousness and protect him from the devourer. I declare good health, divine grace and prosperity upon my husband. In Jesus name, Amen.
14. Bedtime Prayer for My Wife.
“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers,” (1 Peter 3:5 NIV).
My Father in heaven, the founder of marriage, I thank you for the far we are as a couple. Thank you for my wife. Tonight, I stand in the gap, in prayer for her safety, good health, grace and favor. May abundant grace, blessings and unlimited favor be her portion.
Help me to be a faithful husband to her, to love her without limit and to support her in her times of need. Bless the work of her hands and grant her wisdom from above to build our home on the rock, Jesus. Reveal to me ways that I can use to please her. Renew my love towards her each and every day. In Jesus name, Amen.
Bedtime prayer by believers can cause a great impact over ones life. Praying for yourself and others works miracles that no one can ever imagine. There is power in intercession. God blesses you more as you bless others through prayer.
Abraham prayed for Abimelech and his wife to have children. Not long after that, God blessed him and Sarah with a child, Isaac. Abraham’s wife was childless, but he prayed for another couple to have children. Pray, intercede before going to bed, and you will be surprised at what God will do.
Praying for others also shows your love and concern towards them. God abides in love for He Himself is love.
Is 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.