Prayer for Sleep

Do you need better sleep?

Do you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep?

Here is a prayer you can pray over yourself, or over a loved one who has difficulty sleeping:

Dear Lord,

You know I have struggled with sleep for quite a while.  Sometimes I cannot get to sleep, other times I wake during the night.  Please help me to lie down and sleep (Psalm 3:5).

Father, when the sun rises, help me to wake refreshed and ready for the day, knowing that You are with me (Psalm 139:18).

Lord, please break the cycle of sleeplessness.  You know I need rest to continue my job as a caregiver. You want me to be well rested to do the very valuable job You have called me to.

Please show me if I need to drink less caffeine, exercise more, eat differently, or take better supplements.  When I lie down at night, help me to shut out the world and give all my problems to You. Grant me peace as I give You my fears and rest in Your love (1 John 4:18).

Help me to let go of everything I did wrong today and receive Your forgiveness so I can sleep peacefully (Psalm 32:1-2).  I want to meditate on Your love as I fall asleep rather than meditating on my “to do” list for tomorrow.

Praise You that I no longer have to be afraid of the terror at night, or of the things I will face tomorrow (Psalm 91:5-6).  I know You can speak clearly to me in my dreams showing me how to order my day and my life.

For all this I give You thanks.  Amen.

Pass along the prayers to other caregivers.

~Caregiver, I pray you will be blessed as you pray for yourself and others.  If you would like to share this prayer with others, please feel free to share these using the social media buttons.

Additional prayers you can pray:

Other prayers may be found under the menu option “Specific Prayers You Can Pray”.  A few of the prayer topics include:


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