We've finished the day and now, it's time to take our rest. But before we sleep and prepare for the next day, we must not forget to thank the Lord for the day that has passed. Whether it was a good or bad day for you, you must always to thank God for all the blessings He has given you. Here are bedtime prayers you can try.
For the worrying heart
Dear Lord, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to stop my emotions from bossing me around. I want to quit worrying about what might happen and focus on what has already happened by remembering and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen. - Renee Swoop
It's not healthy to sleep with anxiety and worry in your heart. Lift up all your worries to the Lord and you'll feel more peace in your heart.
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray dear Lord that you will keep
Your eyes upon this sleeping world
Every little boy and girl
Bless the children far away
The ones who don't know how to pray
Those who are not feeling well
The little one the slipped and fell
Bless the puppy down the street
The neighbors I have yet to meet
Bless my mom and dad especially
Just one more thing I'd like to say
Before I close another day
I'd like to thank you Lord for all the ways
That You bless me
Bless the child whose home is torn
The babies who are not yet born
Bless the ones who take your word
To all the hearts that have not heard
Bless all your children everywhere
I hope they know how much you care
Maybe someday I can go
And tell them that You love them so
Bless Grandma and my Grandpa too
And all my friend and all they do
Bless every twig upon my family tree
Just one more thing I'll say to you
I'm so amazed by all you do
I'll thank you once again because it's true
That you bless me – Twila Paris
Over the years, Christians have used this heartwarming song as their own personal prayer. It's a beautiful prayer as it give thanks to the Lord for everything,
I thank you for all you have blessed my life with. I thank you for my family and all my loved ones. I thank you for my life and always hearing my prayers. As I sleep tonight, I put all my worries and problems in Your hands. I trust in You totally God, and know there is nothing you can't do. "The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace." In Jesus' name, amen.
Bedtime prayers are usually all about saying thanks to the Lord for another day and a new day ahead. It's also a time to reflect on what happened and praying that good things happen tomorrow. Find comfort and peace of mind in talking to the Lord about every day.
Prayer for your kids
Heavenly Father, up above
Please bless this child that I love.
Let her sleep all through the night
And may her dreams be pure delight.
When she wakes, be by her side
So she can feel your love inside.
As she grows, please don't let go
So she will know you hold her soul.
Amen. - Kim Lugo
Parents always worry about their children and the kids are always top of the list of things that parents pray for. This beautiful prayer from Kim Lugo is short, but will say everything you're hoping to say to the Lord.
Now, I lay me down to rest
I thank the Lord; my life is blessed
I have my family and my home
And freedom, should I choose to roam.
My days are filled with skies of blue
My nights are filled with sweet dreams, too
I've no reason to beg or plead
I have been given all I need.
Beneath the subtle moonlit glow
I thank the Lord, so He will know
How grateful I am for my life
In times of glory and of strife.
The times of glory give me hope
The times of strife teach me to cope
Thus, I am much stronger in turn
Yet grounded, still, with much to learn.
Now, I lay me down to rest
I thank the Lord; I've passed the test
Of yet another day on earth
Grateful for its abundant worth.
This day has been a special dream
From morning 'til the last moonbeam
Yet, should the coming dawn bring sorrow
I'll rise, thankful I've reached tomorrow. - Jill Eisnaugle's Poetry Collection 2008
This bedtime prayer is indeed a lovely one. It captures the essence of what you're truly thankful and grateful for. Sometimes, we're too caught up with what's happening now that we forget to be thankful that we're even alive and facing a new day ahead.
Make your nighttime prayers extra special with the prayers above. Don't think of these prayers as replacements for your personal prayers. Instead, consider them as supplementary prayers when you're asking God for something or giving Him back the glory for that day you conquered.