In this article, we will look at different prayers for sleepless nights. If you have had restless nights this one if for you! God wants you experience sweet rest in Him!
Sleepless nights can happen for a number of reasons. Some are from health issues that are bring forth insomnia, sometimes it’s from situations running through your head, and sometimes it’s that cup of joe that you drank to late in the night.
No matter the case we can be productive in the night by spending time with God. This could be worship, prayer, and even reading your Bible. Today I’m going to share some prayers you can pray for those sleepless nights. I know for me when I pray before bed or while in bed it makes a HUGE difference in my sleep pattern. Especially if I am dealing with bad dreams or anxiety.
If you are dealing with those specific things as well then I encourage you to check out these posts:
- How to Get Rid of Nightmares Biblically
- 10 Peaceful Prayers for Sleep and a Restful Night
- 16 Powerful Bible Verses on Rest
In the sleepless nights prayers below you will notice different topics. I might hit one on the head for your situation, but there could be situations and specifics you need to add or pray into as well. So, please use these prayers as a guide. God wants to hear from your heart! Alright, lets get started.
Prayers for Sleepless Nights
Prayer for Peace as I Rest
Heavenly Father, You are the God of peace. Thank You that in Christ Jesus we have been given His peace which passes all understanding. Help me to rest in Him now and know His perfect peace in my heart, mind and body as I lie down to sleep. You are truly good, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Restoration and Rest
Lord Jesus, You are the Lord who restores our souls and gives us His peace. Thank You that in You we find rest for our weary hearts and minds. I pray that as I sleep Your Spirit would bring restoration to every area of my life that needs it. You are so good, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Revelation and Dreams
Father God, sometimes we can have such clarity in our dreams and sometimes we don’t. Help me to discern any messages or revelations You might be trying to give me through my dreams tonight. I also ask that if there is anything on my heart or mind that I need to deal with, that You would help me to dream about it so that I can process it and pray about it in the morning. You are a good Father, and I trust You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Protection as I sleep
Father God, thank You that we can rest in Your protection. Thank You that no matter what might happen in the night, we know that You are watching over us and will keep us safe. Help us to trust in Your care for us even when we are asleep and vulnerable. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Loss Sleep to Be Restored
Heavenly Father, I have lost so much sleep lately. I ask that You would bring healing to my body and restore the sleep I have lost. I know You are the God who gives us good gifts, and I know that Your perfect will for my life includes restful sleep at night. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Body to be Balanced
Lord Jesus, thank You that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank You for caring for our every need. I pray that You would bring healing to my body and help me to maintain a healthy balance in my physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. So, that when I lay down to go to sleep I am able to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Peace of Mind
Heavenly Father, I come to You in need of Your peace. Life feels so chaotic and overwhelming right now. I need Your calmness to fall over me like a thick blanket so that my nerves can be still and my mind can quiet. Help me to rest in You now, Lord and grant Your beloved sweet sleep (Psalm 127:2). In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Relaxation
Precious Jesus, I am so wound up right now. Everything feels like it’s spinning out of control. I need You to help me relax and release all this tension I’m holding onto. Grant me the peace that only comes from You so that I can fall asleep quickly and sleep soundly through the night. I give you all control over every situation and circumstances. I trust that You will take care of it Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer Against Worry
Lord Jesus, thank You that we can cast all our cares on You because You care for us deeply. Help us to surrender our worries to You now and know Your perfect peace. Fill our minds with Your truth so that we can have hope and not fear as we try to sleep. Let Your peace wrap around us and bring comfort to all our thoughts. You are good, Jesus. In Your name, Amen.
Prayer to be Able to Sleep
Heavenly Father, I need You. I am struggling to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night. I surrender my sleep to You and ask that You would give me the grace I need. Help me to find rest in You so that I can function well tomorrow. Thank You for being a God who hears and answers prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Deep Sleep
Father, I need You to help me sleep deep tonight. I am so exhausted, and I need rest for tomorrow. I give You all my fears and worries and ask that You would guard my heart and mind while I sleep. Help me to dream sweet dreams of hope and Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for His Presence to Come At Night
Lord, I ask that as I lay here that Your presence would come like a flood. Fill my heart with praise and thanksgiving so that I may give You all the glory. I need You, and I know that Your presence will give me the peace I need to fall asleep. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Health & Rest
Heavenly Father, I come before You today in need of Your healing touch. There are so many areas of my health that need attention, and I trust that You are the Great Physician who can heal all sickness and disease. Thank You for promising us rest when we cast our burdens on You. As I lay here tonight struggling to sleep, help me to remember that my body is in Your capable hands. I trust You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Covering As I Lay in Bed
Father God, thank You for being our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble. As I lay down tonight feeling so vulnerable, but I know that You are here with me always. Cover me with Your love and protection as I sleep. Watch over me and keep me safe from all harm. Thank You for being my strong tower and hiding place. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Breakthrough in Sleep Pattern
Heavenly Father, I praise You that You are the God who breaks through every stronghold in our lives. I come against this stronghold of insomnia and command it to be broken in Jesus’ name! I declare that I will have victory over this pattern of sleepless nights because greater is He who is in me. I give you praise and glory Jesus, amen and amen.
Praying for God’s Protection at Night
Lord, I ask You to be my shield and protector as I sleep. I know that You are a mighty warrior who fights on our behalf. I thank You that we can trust You to keep us safe from all harm and danger. Cover us with Your wings as we lay down to sleep and rest in the knowledge that we are under Your care. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer for Good Dreams
Heavenly Father, sometimes the enemy will attack us through bad dreams and nightmares. I ask that You would protect me from such dreams. And that You would give me sweet dreams and visions of hope instead. I ask that You would give me wisdom to interpret any dreams that I have so that I can understand what You are saying to me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer of Blessing in the Night
Lord Jesus, thank You for this night. Thank You for the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate our bodies. We ask that You would bless us as we sleep and fill us with Your presence. Help us to wake up feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to face another day. We love You, Jesus! In Your name we pray, Amen.
Prayer for Grace to Sleep
Father God, I need your grace in the night season. I need You to give me the strength to make it through another sleepless night. I need You to give me hope for tomorrow. I ask that You would come and wrap Your arms of love around me as I lay here awake. Thank You for being a God who hears and answers prayers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I hope these prayers for sleepless nights have been helpful and caused your faith to be stirred to pray more! If you would like to leave me a comment you can do so below!
Melissa is a passionate minister, speaker and an ongoing learner of the Bible. She has been involved in church and vocational ministry for over 18 years. And is the founder of Think About Such Things. She has the heart to equip the saints by helping them get into the Word of God and fall more in love with Jesus. She also enjoys family, cooking, and reading.
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