13 Short Simple Bedtime Prayers for Toddlers

Teaching your children bedtime prayers will ensure they consistently seek after the Lord before they lay their head to sleep at night. These short simple bedtime prayers for toddlers are the perfect example to the types of prayers you can teach them to recite.

Prayer #1

Thank you God for the world so sweet,
Thank you God for the food we eat,
Thank you, God for the birds that sing,
Thank you, God, for everything!

Prayer #2

Now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
May God guard me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

Prayer #3

Hi, it’s me, just come to pray
And thank you for a fun-filled day!
You’ve been with me, so I know you’ve seen
All the great exciting things.
But also when I’m sad or cross
I know you love me, no matter what!
So help me rest and go to sleep
And feel the peace of your love for me.

Prayer #4

Dear God,
I’ve felt a bit sad today.
Sometimes people say things that upset me.
Sometimes I feel lonely at school.
Sometimes I feel misunderstood by my mum and dad.
Sometimes my feelings are all mixed up inside.
Please make me feel better.
Please make me sleep with good dreams.
Please make a happier day tomorrow.

Prayer #5

Father, We thank thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.

Prayer #6

Angels bless, and angels keep
Angels guard me while I sleep
Bless my heart and bless my home
Bless my spirit as I roam
Guide and guard me through the night
and wake me with the morning’s light.

Prayer #7

Lord in heaven, hear my prayer,
Keep me in your loving care.
Be my guide in all I do.
Bless all those who love me, too.

Prayer #8

When I see the moon in the night sky,
I speak my evening prayer;
Praise be to the being of life,
For his kindness and his goodness.

Prayer #9

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.

Prayer #10

thank You for this day!
Thank You for the birds and the animals,
the flowers and the trees,
the lakes and the streams,
and the sun that rises and sets over them each day.
Thank You for creating everything we see!
Thank You for the life we live,
and for making each person different.
Thank You for Jesus,
who died for us so that we can go to heaven one day just for believing in Him.
What an amazing God You are! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer #11

God, Thank You for my friend.
You tell us that it is not good to be alone,
God, and bless us with family and friends all around us.
Thank You for giving us people to talk to and laugh with.
I pray for my friend today,
that they have a good day and a blessed life.
They are a blessing to me, God,
when I need them the most.
Just like Jesus is to me.
Help me to be kind like Jesus.
To be a good friend to others and spread His love.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Prayer #12

God, Thank You for my Mom.
She helps me grow into the person You made me to be.
Even though I don’t always listen,
I love her everyday… all of the time.
Just like You love us.
She loves me even when I have good days,
and when I’m bad.
Help me to be obedient,
even when she tells me to do something I don’t want to do.
Thank You for my mom.
Bless her to know how much I love her.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer #13

God, Thank You for my Dad.
He guides me in life by his example and his helping hand.
He teaches me how to do things and helps me with my homework.
He works hard at his job for our family, and makes me laugh.
Thank You so much for my dad.
Please bless him, God and let him know how much I love him.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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