Even when we are resting, Satan is prowling about trying to find a way to attack those who are spiritually vulnerable. These strong spiritual warfare prayers for sleep will help to reinforce your spiritual strength and place the Armor of God on you as you sleep.
Fight for Me Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are God, and there is no other. You are God, and there is none like you. Your word says that you will fight for me while I remain still, rooted in you. I ask that you fight for me as I sleep. I have nothing to fear with you standing guard. Please help me to trust in you. May your Holy Spirit surround me, and those I love. May I rest in your calm embrace, let my heart be warmed by the sound of your voice. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Protection through the Night Prayer
Mighty God, thank you that all things were created through you and for you, you are before all things, and in you, all things exist. I pray that you would protect me from the enemies of Satan, sin and death. There is no power that can stand against you. Remind me that I can sleep securely under your powerful hand. You are my shield and my fortress, I find the security I need in you. May I see your beauty, feel your love, know your wisdom and experience your power. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Gift of Sleep Prayer
God of the Universe, thank you that every good and perfect gift comes from you, the Father of lights. Bless me with the gift of sleep and relaxation. Your word says that, when I lie down, I do not need to be afraid and that you will give me sweet sleep. Let me sleep peacefully in the shelter of your embrace. May I find the comfort I desire in you and the strength I need in your name. May your presence be with me every hour of the day. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Calm My Mind Prayer
Prince of Peace, thank you that I am never alone, your presence calms the troubled sea of my life and speaks peace to my soul. The Bible says that I can lay down and sleep because you sustain me. Though spiritual battles may rage around me, you will deliver me and protect me. Give me assurance that you will never leave me or forsake me. May the peace of God reign in my life, the love of God surround me, the Spirit of God empower me and the joy of God uphold me. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Watch Over Me Prayer
Merciful God, thank you that there is nowhere I can go that is beyond your presence. Your word says that you will not let me fall because you never sleep or slumber. While I need to sleep and rest, you never cease working for me, protecting me and fighting for me. Let me be filled with the comfort and security that comes from knowing I am safe in your hands. Help me sleep, Lord. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, and power and strength, be unto you my God, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Spiritual Protection Prayer
Name above all Names, thank you that you are all-powerful, you can do anything you desire. You are the Lord of hosts, the commander of heavens armies. At your name, demons tremble and flee. May I sleep under the powerful protection of your name tonight and every night. Hear my prayer and fight for me, Lord. May you, the God of all grace, who has called me into eternal glory by Christ Jesus, make me holy, strong and filled with peace. To you be glory and honor, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Supernatural Peace Prayer
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever. You have said that your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. Give me your supernatural peace as I sleep tonight. Surround me with your almighty presence. You slept in the middle of a storm because you knew that the storm would be still with one word from you. Speak your might, calming word to the storms in my life and help me to sleep in the midst of them. Watch over me and keep me. In your all-powerful name, Amen.
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, thank you that you made all things, and in you all things hold together. You made me and you hold me together. You protect me and fight my battles on my behalf. I pray for your protection against the enemy, his servants, their works and effects. Fill my mind with thoughts of you and your good creation as I sleep tonight. Remind me that neither death or life, angels or rulers, things present or future, height or depth, or anything else in all creation, will be able to separate me from your love. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Peace and Rest Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank you that you possess infinite riches of wisdom, goodness and power. Your word says that you rested on the seventh day of your creation and you have created me to need that same pattern of rest. I am sorry, Lord, for the many times I have neglected your gift of rest and relied on my own power and strength. Let me be filled with your wisdom and peace. May I rest and sleep knowing that you continue to work for my good. Be exalted above the heavens, O God. Let your glory be above all the earth. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Here is a great sermon of Rick Warren as he takes a look at the importance of spiritual warfare and the reality of evil forces around us.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.