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Prayers for Insomnia: 15 Powerful

Prayers for Insomnia: 15 Powerful

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble falling and/or staying asleep.

There are a variety of therapies for insomnia, including lifestyle modifications and medicines.

Still, a person of faith should not disregard praying for a miracle, an intercession by God or his angels to alleviate a severe case of insomnia.

There are quite different classes of insomnia. However, it doesn’t matter whether you go through a first-order or a chronic stage of insomnia.

There’s absolutely nothing too difficult for God to do. If you have slipped into insomnia, perhaps because of anxiety, depression, or worry, I have provided prayers for insomnia in this article.

Here are 15 Prayers for Insomnia


  1. Prayer for Insomnia.

Proverbs 3.24 (NIV)- when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Heavenly Father, I’m exhausted and stressed because I have difficulty sleeping. When I’m struggling with insomnia, I don’t have the stamina to keep up with everything I have to do each day.

When I can’t sleep and replenish my body, mind, and spirit, I won’t be able to enjoy the tranquility you desire for me. I need your assistance to get the rest I require every night.

You know all the sleep aids I’ve tried that haven’t worked for me: white noise, eye masks, sleeping tablets, and so on.

Please give me the knowledge to figure out what’s causing my insomnia so I can know how to best approach it.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Best Prayer to Fall Asleep.

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 Father Lord, please relax my body, send me thoughts to quiet, and soothe my mind. Comfort my spirit that your angels are looking over me as I prepare for sleep.

Please send Archangel Gabriel into my dreams to deliver messages that will assist me in becoming healthy in general. When I can’t sleep, please remind me to pray about whatever bothers me.

Give me the faith to believe that you will intervene in any problem I bring to your attention in prayer. Thank you for always being there for me and loving me completely.

Knowing this, I’m confident in my decision to pursue a relationship with you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Calming Prayers for Sleep.

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV) – You will keep in perfect peace whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.

Lord Jesus, I am grateful for the grace you have freely given me. You are the giver of life and all wonderful things. I appreciate your keeping and preserving me up to this point.

Father, I plead with you to give me the strength to conquer and stay strong, even when anxiety, depression, and insomnia arise. I ask that you bestow your grace upon me for me to remain calm.

I accept that I cannot make it work on my own; my strength and knowledge are insufficient to keep me going. But I know I can count on you to be a rock and a source of strength for me.

I pray that you assist me in remaining unaffected by the situations surrounding me. May my calm and serenity not be snatched away by anxiety and concern.

May I remain composed and filled with satisfaction that Jesus has got me in Jesus’ name.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Miracle Prayer for Insomnia.

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

Gracious God, you have generously given me the gift of sleep so that my body, mind, and spirit might be refreshed.

But, all too often, my heart’s thoughts, my mind’s concepts, and the obstacles we confront in life conjure up revolting fantasies and terrifying mental images in the dead of night.

These things disturb my sleep far too often, and they cause uneasiness, horrible dreams, horrific nightmares, and restlessness. It even makes me apprehensive about lying down to sleep.

Please, Lord, take away the pain from my dreams and sleep. Keep my gaze fixed on You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Night Prayer for Insomnia.

Philippians 4:7 (NIV)- And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Almighty God, I am grateful for my life, for your mercy, and your grace.  I ask that you assist my thoughts in accepting your serenity.

Assist me in overcoming my agitation. Allow Your unfathomable calm to overtake my heart and lead me to where you want me to be.

May Your Word and Holy Spirit open everything that can help me stay afloat in times of adversity.

As I cross over every impassable wall that has kept me from experiencing God’s peace, please help me let go of any grief or garbage holding me back, keeping me agitated, and stealing my rest. Amen to that.

  1. Night Time Prayer for Sleep.

John.14.27 (NIV) – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.

Holy Spirit, you are my buddy, supporter, comforter, and constant companion. You are the only friend I know who sticks tighter than a brother.

Lord, you are the Spirit of Peace and the Giver of Life. I’m willing to follow your guidance and follow your instructions.

I am confident that you will not lead me astray and will ensure that I achieve rest and inner serenity.

Dear Lord, I know that medicines or treatment alone will not solve the problem. Please help me to have no faith in the flesh. Assist me in remaining sensitive and submissive to you.

Most importantly, I choose you over everyone else because I know you will not let me down.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Powerful Prayer for Insomnia.

Colossians 3:15 (NIV) –  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body, you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Loving God, thank you for all that you give is full of life and light. Although there are storms in life,

I still thank you because You have a greater promise of your peace that always prevails over every storm and turmoil.

Though I am agitated, help to embrace your peace. Let your tranquility override my insomnolence.

Above all, I receive grace for strength and composure.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Difficulty Sleeping.

Proverbs 16:32 (NIV) – Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.

Dear Jesus, my circumstances occasionally get the best of me, and I tend to overreact because of my difficulties, problems, or circumstances;

I frequently fail to genuinely express your image and likeness to my world. It gives me insomnia on occasions, Lord. I lie in bed, and instead of sleeping, I bask in worry, fret, and hie to get even.

But, Lord, assist me in increasing my inner capability. Help me, Spirit of Peace, to keep my cool even when I’m furious, frustrated, or bitter.

May I get the capacity to control my emotions, including anger, rage, and anguish. May I never misrepresent the Father’s image but constantly make Him proud.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Better Sleep.

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

Dear God, I am before You to bring my panic and anxiety, which have overwhelmed me with sleeplessness, tension, and worry.

Fears and stresses have crumbled me, but remind me of your power and grace. Encompass me with Your peace as I trust in You.

Still, every storm causes me insomnia. All on my own, I cannot get over these tensions and stressful conscious vigils. But with your help and support, my burdens will definitely fade away.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Anxiety and Insomnia.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) – For God gave us a spirit not to fear but of power and love and self-control.

Abba Father, I often feel overtaken by worries. Tension and the fear of the unknown constantly cause my heart and soul to shrink, and I have become worrisome and restless lately.

I cannot express how this insomnia has dealt unfavorably with me. The voice of stress in my heart has overwhelmed the calmness that resonates from your word.

Even when my fears get the best of me and I am bound in the fetters of sleepless nights, Lord, set my heart free and confront every fear that thrives within.

Silence every voice that is not You; and lastly, help me, as I agree with You and You only.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Getting Sleep.

Philippians 4:6 (NIV) – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Awesome God, thank you for your undying love for me, which endears you to me always. I am grateful because you always answer my prayers.

Help me to be swift at confronting every anxiety that knocks on the door of my heart.

Lift me up when everything that would invite worry, sleep disorders, stress, and agitation tries to get me down in Jesus’ name.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Good Sleep.

Philippians 4:12 (NIV) – I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Father Lord, You are aware of the difficult financial situation I am in, and my trust is wearing thin, for while knowing that You can provide for me,

small seeds of doubt continue to sprout in my mind. These doubts lead to stress, sleep disorders, agitation, and consciousness.

Father, I’ve entrusted You with all of my worries. I’ve cast everyone at Your feet, Lord. I admit that a part of me is unsure what to do or how I will get through this trying time in my life.

Nonetheless, You have promised in Your Word to provide for all of our wants and necessities according to the riches of Your grace. So, I throw all of my burdens on You, including this financial issue.

I want to find peace and rest again. Help me to make your word my stay.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Restful Sleep.

Matthew 6.10 (NIV) – your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Dear Heavenly Father, I have not always come to You in prayerful submission, offering You my prayers and requests as I should.

Instead, I have endeavored to provide for what I believed I needed without first going to You in prayer.

I’ve attempted to accomplish things on my own in relationships, jobs, economics, and even happiness,

and I’ve learned that the things I crave are often the polar opposite of what is ideal for me. I realize I’ve caused myself pain, sleeplessness, anxiety, worry, and agitation.

Please forgive me for not relying on You as much as I should. Please forgive me for attempting to make things work in my favor.

ord, You know me better than I know myself, and I want to learn to trust You rather than trying to accomplish everything alone. And above all, help me in this plea Lord.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Healing Insomnia.

3 John.1: 2 (NIV) – Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Everlasting Father, I want to share in the gift of soundness. I want to be sound in mind.

Help me with the fortitude to scale over any panic, worry, fret, agitation, stress, turmoil, and every other thing that causes Insomnia in Jesus’ name.

I receive strength in my mind, soul, and spirit.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Peaceful Sleep.

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

Sovereign, thank You for the peaceful sleep you desire for me. But Lord,  negative forces always want to oppress me at bedtime with restlessness and agitation.

Therefore In the name of Jesus, Satan, I give you and any evil spirit a notice to quit. Every headstrong spirit or every force that tries to infuse stress,

turmoil, or conscious vigils, your strength is crippled in Jesus’ name. Henceforth, let no force trouble me with restlessness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen


It’s important that you don’t trivialize Satan’s gimmick of thinking that insomnia is infinitesimal.

It’s not! The evil one can take that route to cripple everything good that God desires for you.

Take a cue from God’s word, know His promises of rest and peace for you and bask in those promises to the full even as you pray these prayers for insomnia.

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