It is a powerful act to pause for a moment each day to reflect on and express gratitude for even the smallest of blessings. Something as seemingly small as saying a prayer before bed can have profound effects. Pour out all the affection and appreciation you feel for this person into your words.

Offering a prayer in the night is a profound and rewarding practice because it provides a time to reflect on the day’s events, expresses gratitude to God for blessings received, and seek his direction for the days ahead.

Powerful Night Prayer for Protection

Prayers said at bedtime can be a source of strength in times of adversity, so it’s important to set aside some time each day to connect with God. Whether you have a sick family member or are looking for overall protection, opening yourself up to God will help alleviate your concerns. Here are some powerful prayers you might want to try to give you a peaceful night’s sleep: 

A prayer to protect your peace 

O Lord our God, keep us in peace during this night and at all times. Keep our hearts and thoughts secure in holy reverence for you, so that we may be protected at all times from the snares of the enemy. And let us offer blessing and glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages. Amen.

 — Armenian Prayer

A prayer to protect your thoughts

O Lord, I have been anxious the whole day, and to be honest, my heart is still troubled. Lord, I do not want to go to bed feeling this way. Your word says we should not be anxious, but in prayer and supplications, we should make our requests known to you. I place everything that is making me anxious at your feet and choose to rest in your love tonight. Cover me with your arms of love all through the night and grant me sleep. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen. 

— Connect Us Fund

A prayer for the protection of your loved ones 

Heavenly Father, please hold these I love as they sleep. Bless them with peace that surpasses understanding, sow in them hope that can not be put out, grow in them dreams and visions for their future and protect them with your unconditional love. Amen.

— Unknown

A Prayer for protection throughout the night

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me. Bless this little lamb tonight. Through the darkness be down near me, keep me safe till morning light.

— Mary Duncan

Scriptures on The Power of Prayer

Prayer is an important aspect of Chistian life and it should also be a part of your daily routine. It draws people closer to God and allows them to be more like Christ. Here are some bible verses about prayer:  

”Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12


It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of savoring the little things in the course of our busy lives. As night falls, however, we have a chance to reflect on the day’s events and reconnect with our inner calm. The time we take to pray before bed is a precious opportunity to reflect on the day’s events, relax our bodies and minds, and express gratitude for the many blessings we’ve received. Share these bedtime prayers with your loved ones to ensure a peaceful and restful night’s sleep for you and them. You can visit the Bible Portal website for more inspiring messages and prayer guides.