Nighttime prayers

Reciting a daily prayer before bedtime is just one way you can seek refuge and achieve spiritual peace. Here is a look at some great nighttime prayers for adults that will aid in protecting your spirit and sending you the blessing of a peaceful sleep.

Prayer #1

Dear Lord,
The evening comes, the day is done. Let peace wash over my household throughout the dark of night and in the few still hours of the next morning. Wipe away our troubles. Cleanse us of worry and doubt. Through You, may Your magnificent good be our protection forever more.
Amen

Prayer #2

Dear God,
The day was long and trying. I am grateful for its end. As I lay here waiting for sleep to overtake me, I count the blessings in the day that has passed. Work was hard, I’m blessed to have a job. My kids were frustrating, I’m blessed to have them. My body aches, I’m blessed to have medication. The list goes on, but #1 is, even when I struggle, I am blessed to have faith. Thank You Lord for giving me a daily opportunity to rest and refresh.
Amen

Prayer #3

Dear God,
My head is heavy, the body weary. It’s time for sleep and I succumb. I am thankful O God for rest and renewal. A time to re-charge. A time to dream. A time of quiet. I am thankful for all I have.
Amen

Prayer #4

As I lay myself to rest,
I pray my loved ones will be blessed.
God, watch over me tonight,
Bless me with Your love so bright.
The angels they will dance and sing,
And to me, sweet dreams they bring.
When I wake to greet the day,
God I know you’ll light the way.
Amen

Prayer #5

Dear God,
Dispel my fear. End my anxiety, wipe worry from my mind. May I know the power of Your love and the wisdom of Your word. Grant me a peaceful sleep tonight and bring me back tomorrow to a place of safety, security, and right-minded thinking.
Amen

Prayer #6

Dear God,
Work Your wonders. May the sun bring me new energy by day, and the moon softly restore my soul by night. Let rain wash away worry and the breeze blow new strength into my being. I will walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of my life.
Amen

Prayer #7

Dear God,
You are my reason for being. You are why I wake up each day, and sleep peacefully each night. Every single second is a sacred moment as I live utterly devoted to You.
Amen

Prayer #8

Dear Lord,
When others tear me down, You lift my spirits. When all hope is lost, You are the one who gives me reason to dream again. I feel Your universal beauty and my heart opens to Your radiance. Thank You for the blessings You bestow upon me.
Amen

Prayer #9

Dear God,
In the darkness of this hour I praise You. For You make evening flow. As I slip into a state of rest and renewal, bless me with sweet dreams. Wake me in the morning to see your splendor another day.
Amen

Prayer #10

Dear God,
Night falls. It’s time for me to count my blessings. As I name them one by one, I feel my problems disappear. I’m amazed by how easy it is to make my bitter heart happy again. Thank You for making me keenly aware of the good that surrounds me. I am blessed with appreciation for all I have.
Amen

Prayer #11

Dear God,
I stop and listen to You softly speak. No words are heard – instead I feel the love you are sharing with me in silent communication tonight. Thank You for hearing the pleas of my heart and answering my prayers.
Amen

Prayer #12

Thank You Lord for my bed and pillow and the benefits that You provide for us day by day.. You truly are a God who provides for all Your children and a God Who is faithful to all His promises…

Give us all a peaceful night sleep we pray – and Lord, we love You and praise You and thank You for all that You have done for us – and most of all for sending the Lord Jesus Christ to die for us on the cross.. so that we might be forgiven of our sins and receive Your free gift of eternal life.. for which we are eternally grateful.

Into Your hands O Lord we commit our souls and bodies to be a living sacrifice of praise to You.. and pray that in Your grace You would wake us up in the morning, ready to praise You for all Your goodness and grace to us and to all men – this we pray in Jesus precious name,

Amen

Prayer #13

Father,

Thank you for today, for all the ways in which I have known you…

For the sunrise and the birdsong
For the music I’ve heard, and the things I’ve enjoyed
For the meals, and for the cosy home I live in
For my close family and for my special friends
Most of all, thank you for being beside me through each moment.

May I dream good dreams and arise again tomorrow to thank you once more.
Amen.

Prayer #14

Dear Father in Heaven,
Here, safe in my home, I drink in your peace. Help me to sift through the many experiences, feelings and thoughts I have encountered today. I allow myself to rest, to wind down and to sleep. Help me to surrender all I am to you, my fatigue, my concerns, my hopes and fears.
As I drift into sleeping I choose to hold your hand. I choose to live with you. I choose to believe, I choose to trust, I choose you always.
Amen.

Prayer #15

O Lord our God, King of the Universe.
Let the wings of sleep fall upon my eyes,
and upon my eyelids.
O Blessed One,
Let me lie down in peace,
and rise in peace.
Into Your hand I entrust my spirit.

Prayer #16

Eternal Father, I desire to rest in Your Heart this night. I make the intention of offering to You every beat of my heart, joining to them as many acts of love and desire. I pray that even while I am asleep I will bring back to You souls that offend You. I ask forgiveness for the whole world, especially for those who know You and yet sin. I offer to You my every breath and heartbeat as an act of reparation.
Amen.

A great way to end an exhausting day is a nighttime prayer before going to bed. Here is a look at one prayer that will help you achieve a quality rest.

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The official night time prayer of the Church is the Compline which is recited after sunset and before bed. Here is an alternative form of prayer which can be recited before retiring for the night. It is an excellent opportunity for an examination of conscience and to thank God for the blessings we have received during the day.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and for ever. Amen.

Our Father

Hail MaryGlory Be to the Father

Pray the Apostles Creed.

V. Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful.

R. And kindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth thy Spirit, and they shall be created.

R. And Thou shall renew the face of the earth.

Let Us Pray

O God, Who hast instructed the hearts of the Faithful by the light of the Holy Ghost, grant us, we beseech Thee, that by the gift of the same Spirit we may always be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation, through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

(Place yourself in the presence of God and give Him thanks for all the benefits which you have received from Him, particularly this day.)

O My God, I firmly believe that thou art here present and dost plainly see me, and that Thou dost observe all my actions, all my thoughts and the most secret motions of my heart. Thou dost watch over me with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favors and preserving me from evil. Blessed be Thy Holy Name, and may all creatures bless Thy goodness for the benefits which I have ever received from Thee, and particularly this day. May the Saints and Angels supply my defect in rendering Thee due thanks. Never permit me to be so base and wicked as to repay Thy goodness with ingratitude and Thy blessings with offenses and injuries.

(You should here ask of Our Lord Jesus Christ for the grace to discover the sins which you have committed this day and beg of Him a true sorrow for them and sincere repentance.)

O My Lord Jesus Christ, Judge of the living and the dead, before Whom I must appear one day to give an exact account of my whole life, enlighten me, I implore Thee, and give me a humble and contrite heart, that i may see wherein I have offended Thine infinite Majesty, and judge myself now with such a just severity, that then Thou mayest judge me with mercy and clemency.

(You should endeavor, as far as possible, to put yourself in the disposition in which you desire to be found at the hour of death.)

O My God, I accept death as a homage and an adoration which I owe to thy divine Majesty and as a punishment justly due to my sins, in union with the death of my Dear Redeemer and as the only means of coming to Thee, my beginning and Last End.

I firmly believe all the sacred truths which the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church believes and teaches, because Thou hast revealed them. And by the assistance of Thy holy grace, I am resolved to live and die in communion with this, Thy Church.

Relying upon Thy goodness, power and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins and life everlasting, through the merits of Thy Son Jesus Christ, my only Redeemer, and by the intercession of His Blessed Mother and all the Saints.

I love Thee with all my heart and soul, and I desire to love Thee as the blessed do in Heaven. I adore all the designs of Thy Divine Providence, resigning myself entirely to Thy Holy Will. I also love my neighbor for Thy sake, as I love myself.

I sincerely forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured. I renounce the devil, and all his works: the world, and all its pomps; the flesh, and all its temptations.

I desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ.

Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I give thee my heart and my soul. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with thee. Amen. Lord Jesus, receive my soul.

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and all the Saints pray for us to Our Lord, that we may be preserved this night from all sin and all evils. Amen.

O Blessed St. Michael, defend us in the day of battle, that we may not be lost at the dreadful Judgement. Amen.

O Angel of God, who art appointed by divine mercy to be my guardian, enlighten and protect, direct and govern me this night. Amen.

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to life everlasting. Amen.

May the Almighty and Merciful Lord grant us pardon, absolution and remission of all our sins. Amen.

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