Heavenly Father, thank you that your word enlightens my eyes, purifies my soul and preserves me for eternal life. As I reach the end of this day I thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed on me. I ask for forgiveness for the sins I have committed today. I pray that, as I sleep you would restore my strength and empower me for a new day tomorrow. Lord, bless me and keep me, make your face shine upon me. Turn your face towards me and give me peace. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
If you stay in touch with me and absorb what I say, you can achieve anything. (NLT) John 15:7
Making petitions to God is something we are obligated to do. One of the most elementary reasons to pray is that God ordered it. Becoming a disciple is dedicating oneself fully to God’s will.
“Stay on the lookout and pray for help from above. You’ll cave in to temptation if you don’t. The mind and heart are on board, but the physical self is lagging. New Living Translation of Matthew 26:41
Then Jesus used a parable to drive home the point that constant prayer was essential. (Lucas 18:1)
Furthermore, make your requests known to the Holy Spirit at all times. Don’t forget this while you keep praying for and keeping an eye on God’s saints. (NIV) Bible verse cited (Ephesians 6:18)
What’s the Point if I Can’t Pray?
If you find yourself at a loss for words in prayer, have faith that the Holy Spirit will direct you:
When we are weak, the Spirit makes us strong. The Holy Spirit intercedes on our behalf when we have no idea what to pray for. The Holy Spirit intercedes on behalf of the righteous in accordance with God’s purpose, and anybody who studies our hearts will know the thoughts of the Spirit. Romans 8:26–27, New International Version
Powerful Night Prayer For Family
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, thank you that your word revives my soul, gives wisdom to my mind and produces joy in my heart. As I lay down to sleep I am reminded of your promise that those who hope in you will have their strength renewed. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Fill me with all strength and peace in believing, so that by your power I may abound in hope. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Jesus Christ my God, I adore you and thank you for all the graces you have given me this day. I offer you my sleep and all the moments of this night, and I ask you to keep me from sin. I put myself within your sacred side and under the mantle of our Lady. Let your holy angels stand about me and keep me in peace.
Rest and Peace Prayer
Faithful Father, thank you that your work is perfect, your ways are just, you are a God of faithfulness. As I lay down to sleep, I entrust myself into your care. I ask that you bring peace to my mind, rest to my body and restoration to my spirit. You are able to do far more abundantly than all that I ask or imagine, according to your power at work within me. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Spiritual Protection Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that you are my shield and my strength. You have promised that all who are weary and burdened, should come to you, and you will give rest. I ask that you give me rest this evening. May the word of Christ dwell in me richly, teaching me in all wisdom, and producing holiness in my heart that I may glorify you in my life. May I sleep with thankfulness in my heart to God. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Watch Over Me Prayer
Creator God, thank you that you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. You have been faithful to watch over and protect me during this day. I ask that you would continue to watch over me throughout the night. You are the God of peace. May you sanctify me completely, and may my whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. You, who called me, are faithful to the end. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Supernatural Comfort Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are my rock and fortress, I can always find refuge in you. I come before you weary from today and ask that you restore my strength and my spirit as I sleep. Watch over me and grant me true rest in you tonight, Lord. May the Lord Jesus Christ, who loved me and gave me eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort my heart and establish me in every step I take tomorrow. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Fearless Faith Prayer
Lord of the Nations, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding my steps on your path. You have guided me throughout this day and I entrust you to guide me tomorrow. May I sleep securely, safe in your hands. Replace my fear of the future with faith in your providence. You are the God of peace, the great shepherd of the sheep. May you equip me with everything good that I may do your will. Work in me, that I may be pleasing in your sight. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
All-Knowing God, thank you that you know me and you love me. You know everything that has happened to me today, the highs and the lows, the joy and the sorrow. As I lay down to sleep may I reflect on the goodness you have shown me. While I sleep, you continue to watch over me. May the love of the Father, the tenderness of the Son, and the presence of the Spirit, gladden my heart and bring peace to my soul, today day and for all days. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Restful Sleep Prayer
Everlasting Father, thank you that I am never alone, your presence calms the troubled sea of my life and speaks peace to my soul. Remove the stress that I am carrying from my day and help me rest peacefully in the security of your hand. Bless me with restful sleep. May you, the God of all grace, who has called me into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make me holy, strong and filled with peace. To you be glory and honor forever and ever. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Fear No Evil Prayer
Wonderful Counsellor, thank you that you are perfectly faithful; you never forget, never fail and never take back a promise. You have promised that, even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. As I look to you, the good shepherd, may I find true rest in your care. May the peace of God enfold me, the love of God uphold me and the wisdom of God control me. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Prayer For Sleep And Anxiety
The best way for a good night’s sleep is to reclaim your inner peace and rest with a heart united to God
God in heaven,
O One who loved me into being…
Now that the voices are silenced
and the crowded world of projects
and overwhelming noise is hushed,
here, at my bed, I seek your consolation.
My spirit roots for you, as an infant
seeks out the breast,
seeks you as a child seeks
the succor and embrace of a father —
the parent who will whisper,
“Shh, I am with you,”
and bring solace to the soul
with an unconditional love.
I believe in your love,
and I hope in you,
and I pray you will grace me
with the gift of faith, unfailing,
the gift of wisdom, beyond my instincts,
the gift of trust, which is so hard.
I give glory and thanks to you
for this day as it ends,
and beg that you will give me eyes to see
that in all things, you have been with me:
in what was difficult, and what was easy,
in what was anxious and what was peaceful.
In those times I sought you out,
or forgot to,
You were with me, still, and I thank you.
Today, I failed in love; you know this.
I beg you to forgive me.
Today, I lost my temper; you know this.
I beg you to forgive me.
Today, I was selfish; you know this.
I beg you to forgive me.
Today, I felt desolate, unsure, and afraid;
I beg you to reach me, and to teach me again
that you love me, and are near.
That you are, O God, the safest of safe places,
the wayside resting place,
where I may catch my breath,
and seek you out, before going on.
Before I rest tonight,
I must thank you for your love,
beg your pardon for my failings,
and your shelter
from my interior storms.
O my Lord, at this moment, all is calm,
and sleep beckons me.
It is your world!
I place all of my concerns into your hands,
and all of my fears into your Sacred Heart,
the Self-immolating gift that is never consumed.
I believe in you.
Although I cannot understand
all that is before me,
I know all things work toward
the purposes of your mysterious plans
for my own good.
And I trust in this.
And I beg for the gift and grace
to trust you even further,
day by day.
I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus,
seeking the prayers of Mary, his Mother,
and of my guardian angel and patron saint (Name).
I will lie down in peace and sleep comes at once
for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:9)