When it comes to bedtime, reciting your prayers helps to put your faith and trust in the Lord. These goodnight prayers to say before bed are perfect examples to the types of prayers you can say.
Dear Jesus, it is time for me to go bed.
Please be with me and help me to get to sleep.
Please bless mommy and daddy and all my friends and please bless me too.
Help me to sleep and thank You for my toys and thank You for the fun day that I have had – and thank You for my food.
Thank You for Jesus Who died on the cross and thank You that He rose again from the dead.. and thank You for loving me, even when I do things that are wrong. Amen.
How good it is to praise You Oh my God and what a great and mighty God You are. You are worthy of all my worship and deserving of all my praise and I thank You for all You have done in my life and for keeping me safe throughout this day.
Be with me Lord as I settle down for the night and thank You that in Christ I can dwell in safety. Thank You Father for the privilege of rest and sleep and I pray that You would surround us all with Your holy presence and protect us from all dangers of the night…
Dear heavenly Father how we thank and praise You that You have watched over us both today and brought us home once again after our busy days, so that we may we unite together in love.. and join together in prayer and praise – and in joyful thanksgiving for all that You have done for us today..
Thank You Father for all Your goodness and grace to us, and for the wonderful way that You have guided us in our various jobs and duties today. Help us to settle down for the night with worries cast onto You, in the knowledge that Your grace is always sufficient for our need.
Thank You Father for this lovely opportunity to abide in Your love as we rest in each others arms and pray that we would enable us both lie down in peace, to rest in safety and to sleep soundly and securely, knowing that You are our ever present help – our fortress and the rock of our salvation.
And now Lord as we settle down to rest we ask that our sleep would be refreshing and rejuvenating so that we may rise up early in the morning.. ready to do Your bidding. May we grow closer to each other and to You in the days that lie ahead and thank You Lord for bring us together, and enable us to share our lives and our love with each other and with You – this we pray in Jesus name, Amen.
Thank You Lord for my bed and pillow and the benefits that You provide for us day by day.. You truly are a God who provides for all Your children and a God Who is faithful to all His promises…
Give us all a peaceful night sleep we pray – and Lord, we love You and praise You and thank You for all that You have done for us – and most of all for sending the Lord Jesus Christ to die for us on the cross.. so that we might be forgiven of our sins and receive Your free gift of eternal life.. for which we are eternally grateful.
Into Your hands O Lord we commit our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice of praise to You.. and pray that in Your grace You would wake us up in the morning, ready to praise You for all Your goodness and grace to us and to all men – this we pray in Jesus precious name, Amen.
Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take. If I should live for other days, I pray the Lord to guide my ways. Father, unto thee I pray, thou has guarded me all day; safe I am while in thy sight. Safely let me sleep tonight. Bless my friends, the whole world bless; Help me to learn helpfulness. Keep me ever in thy sight, so to all I say good night. Amen.
Dear Lord Jesus, it is time for us to get to bed and we thank You that You are with us all the time.. and throughout the hours of darkness. Thank You that You never leave us and that You have promised to be with us throughout the night-time.
Give us all a good night rest we pray, and help us not to allow our thoughts to wander aimlessly through our minds so as to keep us awake – but may we settle down securely, knowing that sleep is a precious gift from You – so that we may be ready to do all the things that You have prepared for us to do tomorrow.
Forgive us for the wrong things we have done today and thank You that Your love for us never fails and that Your mercies are new every morning. Thank You that You died on the cross to pay the price us from our sins and save us, so that we can live together with You in heaven..
Thank You that nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord – and help us all to rest securely in You.. in the knowledge that we are Your children and You are our gracious God. This we ask in Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Loving Father, thank You Lord, for being with me throughout today and for Your hand of blessing on my life. Thank You for the way that You have led and guided me throughout this day and I pray Your loving grace would rest on all that I have done – may it be to Your praise and glory.
Loving Lord You are my strength and my sufficiency and I pray that as I settle down for the night that You would enable me to drift into a deep and quiet sleep and a peaceful rest. Remove any little tensions that may have built up over the day so that I may wake refreshed in the morning and ready and willing to do Your bidding.
Guard my unconscious thoughts Lord and cover me with Your love. Draw me ever closer into Your loving arms I pray, in Jesus name. Praise Your name for ever and ever… Amen.
Heavenly Father, how we thank You for bringing us safely to the end of the day and we praise and thank You for Your loving-kindness and great goodness to us today.
Thank You for the many blessings and provisions that You bestowed on us today – for keeping us safe and guiding us and brining us once again to that time of the day when we can recharge our spirits and souls with a refreshing nights sleep.
Forgive me I pray if I have said or done anything that was not honouring to Your name or have sought to do things in my own strength rather than relying totally on You – for I praise You that Your grace is sufficient for Your strength is perfected in our weakness.
And now Lord as we lie down we pray that You would watch over us to protect and keep us safe. Give us a deep and refreshing sleep and may we cast any burdens or difficulties on You and not allow our minds to fret or worry… for You have promised to carry all our burdens if we will just give them to You.
Protect those we love and bring us we pray into Your kingdom in Your time and in Your way for we thank You that our times are safe in Your hands.. this we pray in Jesus name, Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Loving heavenly Father as the night is fast approaching I pray that as I climb into bed I may rest my weary soul in You and allow all the business of the day to melt away. Help me Lord to find my rest in You and as I keep my heart abiding in You.
Lord so many things are changing in my life and at times I feel so lonely as those that are nearest and dearest to me have been taken from me to – for one reason or another…. Lord I know that You have promised to be with me every moment of the day and night – but somehow the night time makes me feel more on my own.
Hold me close Lord Jesus and as I face the long night of darkness I pray that I may sleep securely, knowing that You are by my bed every moment of the night. Thank You that moment by moment I am kept in Your love – Amen.
Jesus, You are good and wise. I will praise You when I rise. Jesus, hear this prayer I send. Bless my family and my friends. Jesus, help my eyes to see all the good You send to me. Jesus, help my ears to hear calls for help from far and near. Jesus, help my feet to go in the way that You will show. Jesus, help my hands to do all things loving, kind and true. Jesus, guard me through tomorrow in all I do and all I say. Amen.
This great video from Rick Warren discusses how to pray and fast to get in connection with the Lord and make a breakthrough.