Prayer For Sleepless Nights

Dear Lord, I am finding it so difficult to sleep. My mind will not be quieted and I seem to spend the whole night thinking and tossing and turning as the worries of life are churning in my heart.

I come to You as my heavenly Shepherd, because I am one of Your sheep, one of Your little lambs. I come to you today because You have promised to make me lie down in green pastures and to lead me beside still waters. You have promised to restore my soul. Lord, as my good Shepherd I pray that You will guide me into calmer pastures. I really need those green pastures right now. Please help me lie down in peace and to rest in Your arms of love, for You alone, O Lord, will help me to sleep in safety,


Dear Lord, You were the one that made the moon and the stars to shine by night and gave us the beautiful hours of the night in which to replenish our strength, repair our bodies and refresh our souls.

Help me I pray, to take advantage of this God-given time, when the weariness of the day gives way to a peaceful night's sleep and the general renewal of our of minds.

Help me I pray, to get to bed at a wise time and not to retire to bed too late. Help me to use this time to full advantage and not to sit up into the small hours of the morning, but gain full benefit of a complete nights rest, so that I may wake refreshed and get up early, to Your praise and glory.

Help me I pray to get to bed at a good time. This I ask in Jesus' name,


Lord, in our sleepless nights, You are there for us. Hear our prayers.

Dear Lord,

Sometimes it's so hard to sleep well.

My mind is so active, it is difficult to settle.

My body feels almost too tired to rest.

Yet I know you have created me to stop,

To switch off and be still.

So I ask for your heavenly hand to be on me tonight.

May this night be a restful one.

May I greet the morning with a restored mind, heart and body.

Tonight I hold onto your peace and trust in you.



As I lay down to sleep, I hold your hand.

Your hand is my comfort and my strength.

Strength to put down my concerns and fears,

Fears that steal peace, are not from you.

You are a loving Father with whom I feel safe.

Safe to rest, to let go and be at peace.

Peace is a gift, from you, and a promise.

Promises are my daily bread, so I will lay down to sleep,

Sleep within your care.


Lord, I pray that every cross I carry will be transformed by Your Mercy into an opportunity for holiness. I especially offer my nights to You, dear Lord. Whether I sleep in Your arms or remain awake in Your presence I give each and every night to You. Jesus, I trust in You.

"Dear God: I'm having so much trouble sleeping that I'm tired and stressed a lot. I don't have the energy to function well with all I have to do each day when I'm dealing with this insomnia. I can't experience the peace you want for me when I can't get to sleep and renew my body, mind, and spirit. I need your help to get the sleep I need every night. You know all the methods I've tried to get to sleep that haven't worked so far for me. [Mention whatever you've tried: white noise, eye masks, sleeping pills, etc.] Please give me the wisdom to discover what's really causing my insomnia so I'll know how best to treat it.
"As I prepare for sleep, please relax my body, send me thoughts that will quiet and calm my mind, and reassure my spirit that you and your angels are watching over me. Please send Archangel Gabriel into my dreams with messages that will help me become healthier overall. Help me to remember to pray about whatever is worrying me when I can't sleep. Give me the faith I need to trust that you will intervene in any situation I present to you in prayer. Thank you for always being present with me, and for loving me unconditionally and completely. Knowing that, I can confidently rest in a relationship with you. Amen."

O Jehovah, my God, Your Word says You are near me when I call to You, and You hear my cry. I know You will save me when I call. Lord, right now, I am crying out to You as Your child, asking that You will rescue me from insomnia. I have had many sleepless nights that I unable to count. Lord God, act on my behalf and deliver me from my insomnia. Amen.