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62 Simple, Good Night Blessings for Restful Sleep

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If you’re an individual with strong spiritual values then there’s no doubt your morning and evening rituals include communication between yourself and God – whether it be through reading scripture before starting off on each new day/evening hours respectively or simply taking time out during these periods where distractions seem less prevalent for some much-needed meditation with God and His Word.

Good night blessings and prayers are the perfect way to get your mind off of everything and focus on something that matters most. These powerful messages will relieve stress, and anxiety as well as provide healing for you during these trying times in life

The end of the day is a stressful time for many people. However, taking some moments to pray good night blessings and connect with God at night will help you relax as soon you drift off into sleep, and you can find the peace that only God can provide.

It’s common to feel like you can’t fall asleep when your mind is racing with all the events of today. You’re exhausted, but it still feels impossible not to be constantly thinking about tomorrow’s to-do list or how best to handle something going on in your life.

The end of each day is a perfect time to connect with God, as you can ask Him for guidance and strength in your difficult moments.

God has always been there for us, even in the depths of our despair. Opening ourselves up to his love and guidance will provide us with peace that only he can give.

So at bedtime, stop whatever tasks may be distracting you to pray some good night blessings and use this important time spent focusing solely on Him.

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Good Night Blessings and Quotes

I hope you have a wonderful night, dear one. May the Lord watch over and keep you safe.

“Before you fall asleep at night, thank God for three things that happened during the day.” – Robert Morgan

May the Lord bless you with sweet dreams and peaceful sleep.

I pray that your night is sweet and filled with peace and rest.

As you sleep tonight, may the Lord’s love and strength be your shield. And His word—your armor! Good Night

Good night, dear one. May you may feel safe and at ease with the Lord as you sleep.

“Go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” – Victor Hugo

“The moon is lighting up the skies – the stars are sparkling there; ’tis time to shut our weary eyes, and say our evening prayer.” – Leslie Mounts

May God be with you as you go to bed tonight. May the dreams of His kindness and love fill you up.

“Even after a trying day, God will quiet your soul as you remember His presence and intentionally seek to enter into it. Remember, He’s with you. Invite Him to make Himself present to you.” – St. Ignatius Loyola

“Good night! God keep you till the morning and guard you safe from every harm, I pray.” – Lyliam Williams

Sleep well tonight, and may God give you the strength to face whatever tomorrow brings. Good Night!

“Lay all upsets at God’s feet, and let Him soothe your troubled mind. This very night discover the memory of God glows brightly within you. Sweet dreams of awakening.” – Amy Torres

As the day ends, may the Lord bless you richly, and may all your worries be left at Jesus’ feet so that you might walk in His peace.

May God be with you as you sleep, giving peace to your soul. 

Have a blessed and sleep. May tomorrow be filled with joy & laughter.

The Lord is with you, and His peace will be your pillow tonight. Good night.

May the Lord grant you a peaceful night and provide protection against all your problems. Goodnight.

May God show you the path of success and greatness as you sleep tonight. Sweet dreams.

May your sleep be filled with sweet dreams and pleasant thoughts, and may the words of God dance in your ears as you rest.

May the stresses of today be laid at Jesus’ feet, and may you find your strength in Him.

Whatever happens tomorrow, God has already been there.

Lord, thank you for this beautiful day. I am thankful that we are surrounded by family and pets, as well as the world your hands have created Good Night!

God bless you for a good night’s sleep. May the angels watch over and keep thee safe all through tomorrow’s journey, Jesus Christ himself guiding your steps along life’s way; let this thought cheer up our hearts with hope!

May your days be filled with peace, love, and joy. May God’s blessings always protect you, and may his angels watch you. Sweet dreams. God bless.

May the Lord embrace you and keep guard over your dreams tonight.

May the Lord provide you with peace and sweet rest.

Goodnight Blessings For Friends and Family

  1. May all your family members be blessed with good health and happiness this evening.
  2. May God surround your family with His angels to protect and watch over them. Many blessings, my friend!
  3. Precious Jesus, please let this family sleep in peace and awake with a calm heart.
  4. May the Lord bless you and keep your family tonight.
  5. I wish you a wonderful night full of God’s presence and rest. Many Blessings!

Good Night Blessings Bible Verses 

God is always there for you, even when the going gets tough. There are plenty of scriptures to share with those who need some hope or guidance or those you are praying for to have a good night.

It is in vain that you rise up early
    and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
    for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Psalm 127:2 (ESV)

 In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
    for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8 (ESV)

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, Jesus said.” May tonight you will experience the peace that surpasses all understanding

Matthew 11:28 (ESV)

You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV)

If you lie down, you will not be afraid;
    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:24 (ESV)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Psalm 91:1-4 (ESV)

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

James 4:8 (ESV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:27 (ESV) 

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 (ESV)

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 121:1-8 (ESV) 

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Prayers for Good Night Blessings

Prayers for Protection from God

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 of ages. Amen.

— Armenian Prayer

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

Dear Lord, break me of the need to be busy pursuing a sense of self-worth. Make me secure in who You are and who You’ve made me to be, and as a result, teach me what it means to truly rest. Help me catch my breath. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

— Max Lucado

Prayer for Trusting God’s Plan 

Lord, I lay down in my bed full of hope for tomorrow because you alone, O Lord, sustain me. Although life is full of challenges, I choose to believe and trust in you. I surrender all of me to you tonight, and I choose to rest in the warmth of your embrace, knowing that you are an ever-present help in time of need. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

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Prayers for Anxious 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.

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Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong and loving arms. Let your Spirit speak to my mind and heart while I am asleep, so that, when I wake up in the morning, I may find that I have received in the night-time, light for my way; strength for my tasks; peace for my worries; forgiveness for my sins. Grant me sleep tonight, and tomorrow power to live.

— Unknown

Prayer for Guidance 

I thank Thee, my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that Thou hast kept me this night from all harm and danger; and I pray Thee to keep me this day also from sin and all evil, that all my doings and life may please Thee. For into Thy hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Thy holy angel be with me, that the Wicked Foe may have no power over me. Amen.

— Martin Luther

Prayers for Restful Sleep

Grant me a good night’s sleep tonight, God, so that I can awake refreshed and ready to begin another day loving you. Thank you again for blessings so undeserved and too numerous to count. I love being your child, and I long for the word “faithful” to describe my service to you, each day of every year. When I awake in the morning, may it be with a joyful smile, not a grumpy spirit. May your protection and your presence bathe this place with peace and safety against the enemy. Good night, Lord. In Jesus’s name, Amen.

— Rebecca Barlow Jordan

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A Good Night Blessing Prayer for Calmness

Holy Spirit, please encircle me. Come hold me safe and secure. Wrap my mind up with your truth. Guide my thoughts and calm my fears. Steady my emotions, Lord, that you would guide my feelings. May I not be overcome by upset. Sustain my soul, with a vision for the future, and hope for tomorrow. I need you. Amen.

— Unknown

Heavenly Father, who gives rest to His children — will You wash over me a peace that passes all understanding as I lay down to sleep tonight? I ask that You would ease the load of the burdens I am carrying. My desire is to be an effective mother, wife, and friend, and I know my attitude, energy level, and spiritual life will not be sufficient to do this if I don’t have the deep spiritual rest You long to give me. Be merciful, O Lord, and give sweet sleep to Your child. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

— Lysa TerKeurst

Dear Father,

I can’t sleep.

I’m tossing and turning.


I’m so thankful You never grow weary

And You never sleep.

I’m thankful that You are here with me right now,

Even when my mind won’t stop churning

And my head won’t stop spinning.

Even when I know that worrying gets me nowhere

And my heart needs to rely on You.

I need You — the Good Shepherd —

Because counting sheep just doesn’t work.

Would you comfort my heart as only You can?

Will you rescue me from my own spiral of thoughts?

For I know that when I rest in You,

peace like a river overflows my soul and

I can praise You in advance for sweet rest.


— Rachel Wojo

Prayer for Waking Up Refreshed and Restored

Oh Lord,

Go with each of us to rest; if any awake, temper to them the dark hours of watching; and when the day returns, return to us, our sun and comforter, and call us up with morning faces and with morning hearts, eager to labor, eager to be happy, and if the day be marked for sorrow, strong to endure it.

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Prayer for Reassurance 

As I lay down in sleep to safely wake again only by Your grace, keep me in a joyful, lively remembrance that whatever happens, I will someday know my final rising — the resurrection — because Jesus Christ lay down in death for me and rose for my justification. In His name, I pray, Amen.

— Tim Keller

A Prayer for God’s Graciousness

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.

Rebecca Weston

Prayer for Thankfulness

Heavenly Father, my day is drawing to an end, and I’m ready to turn in. But before I do, I have to thank you for your faithfulness today. It’s always a good day, even when things may not go the way I plan, or when the world seems in chaos because you are in control. For all the times when I was aware of your help today, all the times when your unseen presence seemed so near, thank you, God. But for all the ways you worked behind the scenes, unknown to me, moments when heaven-sent angels moved on my behalf in ways I’ll never know, thank you for those also, Lord. Amen.

— Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Prayer for God’s Strength

Almighty God, radiant with light, cast your goodness to shine upon me. Most wonderful Lord, creator of all things, hold your truth to shield me. Majestic King who reigns over all, slay with great love all the shadows around me. Prince of Peace, glorious and true, lift your arms of strength to cover me. All this night through. Amen.


Prayer for God’s Unending Love 

Father, you know my worries and care for my troubles. So I give these heavy concerns to you. I lay these situations at your feet. The empty cross is a place of rest, where I can reflect upon your resurrection and the moment when love overcame. Thank you that your love in me can transform the landscape of my life. I walk with peace into the new day, and put my hope in you. Nothing is outside of your redeeming love, might I rest now in the knowledge that you will light my path and guide my life. Amen.

— Unknown

Good Night Blessing 


You bless us as we rest

Restore us as we sleep

You care for us as we drift off

And make our dreaming sweet.

You are the safest place

You are the God of Grace

Forgiven, loved and held by you

Is each small seed of faith.

You know our thoughts and feelings

You see our deep desires

You understand our weariness

And catch each tear we cry.

You walk beside us every day

You are a constant friend

You stay with us all through the night

On You we can depend.

— Unknown

Prayer to Return to God 

Dear Father,

I admit that I often forget that you are with me. I often forget what you’re like. Would you please forgive me for that? I need to get to know you better. I need to get to know your Word and your promises better. Help me to put you first in every area of my life. Help me to live one day at a time. Help me to not worry about tomorrow but instead focus on what you’re doing in my life right now. I want to trust in your promise to take care of every one of my needs — financial, relational, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional. Help me to trust you more and worry less. I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

— Rick Warren

You may enjoy one of these highly recommended resources for more good night blessings and tips:

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Give It to God and Go to Bed: Stress Less, Sleep Better, Dream More by Laura Harris Smith, N.D.

Good Night, God: Night Time Devotions to End Your Day God’s Way by David C Cook 

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Really Woolly Good Night, God by DaySpring , Bonnie Rickner Jensen  

The end of the day is a time to reflect on all that has happened and give thanks. It’s also a time to rest and prepare for tomorrow. Saying good night blessings is a way to usher in peace and calm before bedtime. Do you have a favorite good night blessing? Share it in the comments below. We would love to hear it!

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