11 Strong Prayers for Bad Dreams and Nightmares

Matthew 18:18
Holy God, I pray against my bad dreams right now. I proclaim that whatever I bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; whatever I loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. I bind up the attacks that the adversary has had on my sleep in Jesus’ Name. I declare sweet, God-given dreams when I lay my head to rest. I declare that the plans that the enemy has on my sleep be destroyed, Amen.

Luke 10:19
Heavenly Father, I adore You because You have given me the power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt me! Lord, I choose to exercise my power, especially at night when I dream. I tread on the gateway that the enemy used to enter and interrupt my dreams. I declare that the bad dreams that I had have not by any means hurt me, Amen.

John 10:10
O Lord, when night-time comes, I feel the enemy’s attacks more intensely, especially when I sleep. I know that the thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy, but I belong not to the thief. I belong to You who came so that I may have life and may have it more abundantly. I declare an abundance of life in my dreams, I cancel all bad dreams, Amen.

Proverbs 3:24
God of Power, Your word states that when I lie down, I should not (and shall not) be afraid. I have experienced multiple bad dreams that have caused me to feel scared, uncertain and hopeless, but I pray against my bad dreams. I declare that when I lie down, I will not be afraid, instead I will sleep, and it will be sweet! I will get genuine rest, I will not lose sleep over the enemy’s games, Amen.

Isaiah 59:19
Mighty Saviour, I proclaim Your Name in my room right now before I sleep. I know that the Name of the Lord is feared from the west, and Your glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy comes in like a flood in my dreams, Your Holy Spirit shall lift up a standard against him! I will see the victory in my sleep, You do not faint or grow weary at the attacks of the adversary, so I put my trust in You to end my bad dreams, Amen.

2 Timothy 1:7
Prince of Peace, I know that You have not given me the spirit of fear. However, I feel fearful when I sleep because of the bad dreams that surround me. I declare Your word over myself right now, You have given me the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. The bad dreams that the enemy has planted in my life will no longer take this peace that You have promised, from me, Amen.

James 4:7
Precious Lord, I submit myself to You! I know that all that I am and everything that I have is not Yours but belongs to You. Even my sleep belongs to You. I have resisted the devil, but he still comes to attack me at night through bad dreams. I declare that the devil will flee from me, because I am Yours. I declare that the bad dreams will flee from me, Amen.

Joel 2:21
God of Creation, blessed be Your Matchless Name! Lord, You are worthy to be praised. Bad dreams have been haunting me for too long, but I fear not. I will be glad and rejoice for You will do great things. Your power can remove the nightmares that keep me up at night, because all good things come from You. Father, bless me with good dreams, bless me with a peaceful sleep, Amen.

Isaiah 54:17
Mighty Warrior, I thank You because no weapon formed against me shall prosper! No bad dream that I have endured can kill me! I am Yours; and every tongue that shall rise against me in judgment, You shall condemn! This is my heritage as a servant of You. With You, I am blessed and highly favoured! I am more than a conqueror, bad dreams have no power over me, Amen.

Deuteronomy 28:7
Beautiful One, the enemy has attacked me with several bad dreams! I pray against these attacks in Jesus’ Name. Lord, I know that You shall cause my enemies to rise up against me and be happy before my face, but I also know that they shall come out against me one way and flee before me seven ways. For You have authority over my life, You are with me wherever I go (even as I sleep), so I declare that the bad dreams flee from me seven ways! Amen.

Ephesians 6:12
Eternal God, I know that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. I know that these bad dreams are the acts of spiritual wickedness in high places. But Father, I pray against the plans of the enemy, I declare peace in my sleep! For I stand not in my own authority, but in Yours, Amen.

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