After the day’s activities filled with stress, troubles,success and sometimes breakthrough it is important we give thanks to God for piloting our affairs for the day. We might not be satisfied by the outcome of the day but still we should return to God in appreciation.To thank the father for his divine protection and presence all through the day. You are to acknowledge the fact that without his presence and direction you can’t achieve anything. Even if we couldn’t meet up with our expectations, we should also thank God.
Sometimes we might be exhausted, frustrated,worn out, devastated etc.We might not even see the need to thank God, because the struggles, battles and pain we encounter each day might discourage us from appreciating him.Our relationship,job, marriage, spiritual live, family issues,health challenge, financial challenge,etc may bring us down and make us weary.The devil knowing that our challenge will distract us from God usually use this to his own advantage.
The presence of God is the only assurance we have in moments like this.He has assured us of his presence all we need to do is to call on him.He gives us peace of mind,the type of peace that keeps us stable and hopeful even when things are bad. So when we pray before we go to bed,we usher God’s peace into our heart.Which enables us to forget the troubles we encountered during the day and makes us have a sound sleep.
These prayers below will help you say an effective bedtime prayers;
Bedtime prayers after the day’s stress
I thank you for this wonderful day.Thank you for the gift of your presence,mercy and protection.I started this day with you, and from the beginning of the day you have been faithful.Even if I couldn’t meet up with my expectation of the day,i am here to give you thanks.Because of you Lord I am safe and sound, the arrows planted by the enemies for me today didn’t get to me,lord I thank you.You are ever faithful.
Thank lord for the good and the bad experiences of today.For your word says we should give you thanks in every situation we find ourselves.Thank you for your favour and your presence,thank you for the people I met today and your provision for me.
I choose to find rest in you,no one gives the kind of peace you give.I have assurance in you.I put my trust in you for peace and rest of mind.
Father pardon me for the sins I committed today, also help me to forgive those that offended me today.Free me of the guilt of my sin and help me to release those that have offended me.
I am ending the day with you Lord.Your word says you give your beloved sleep,so I asked for a sound and peaceful sleep.Holy spirit please help me to calm my mind and heart, remove any distraction that will affect my sleep.Help me to be relaxed so that I can fall asleep peacefully.I pray o lord that you speak to me through my dreams.Protect and guide me as I sleep,let my angels be in charge of me tonight.
I come againt any satanic gathering against me tonight.I set my surroundings a danger zone for the enemies they shall have no access to my house.I soak myself and my household with the blood of Jesus.
I invite the holy spirit tonight to speak to me and be with me tonight.Let your presence remain with us, protect and shield us from our enemies.
Father as I sleep tonight give me ideas and show me your plans for me.Reveal to me the things I don’t know.Am ready to be a vessel for you to use.Purify my heart I am willing to be used as your servant in all things so that I don’t miss your plans and purposes for my life.
I thank you father for your redemption,for your saving grace, and your blessings today.You are God and you are a faithful father,be thou exalted o lord,be praised and glorified,hallow be your name
Thank you for your faithfulness and love,this I ask in Jesus name I have prayed Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for Safety
Father in heaven I thank you for your protection.Thank you for protecting me and my family.I pray that you watch over us this night. Save us from the hands of the enemy, May the devil not have access to my life in Jesus name.
Prayer for True Rest
Lord help me to find rest tonight. I have been through a lot today, but you saw me through everything today.I am worn out and exhausted, I am so curious and restless Lord.May I find rest this night. Free me from all these anxiety and fear.In Jesus name amen.
Lord as I am about to sleep, strengthen me spiritually, mentally and physically,may I have a sound sleep in Jesus name amen
Bible Verses For Night Prayer
1.Proverbs 3:24 says When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
2.Matthew 11:28-29 says Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
3.Matthew 6:34 says So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
4.Psalm 3:5 says I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.
5.Psalm 127:2 says It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
6.Psalm 4:8 says In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.
- Psalm 46:1-2, 10-11
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear…Be still, and know that I am God…the Lord Almighty is with us.”
8.Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
9.Psalm 29:11 “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.”
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)