Many people face this problem: insomnia. Insomnia means difficulty falling asleep even if you can do it or you have the chance. People with insomnia feel unsatisfied with their sleep and they can experience one of these symptoms: low energy, mood disturbances, decreased performance at work. So if you feel like you cannot sleep, then you need a prayer for insomnia.
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What is the insomnia prayer?
There are prayers for healing, prayers to quit smoking, prayers for wisdom, and so on. The insomnia prayer is something that you need if you feel like you have problems when you try to sleep.
Maybe there is something that bothers you, maybe there is a thought that doesn’t let you get some rest. There are several reasons why you cannot sleep and you should really do something because it is not a healthy situation.
The insomnia prayer is a powerful prayer and you should take it into consideration when you feel you need help.
Versions of the prayer for insomnia
Prayer against insomnia
Prayer for insomnia
Bible verses about insomnia
Psalm 4:8 – I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.
Proverbs 3:23-24 – Then you will walk safely in your way, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Psalm 91:5-7 – You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
What can I do to create a good environment for the insomnia prayer?
Saying a prayer for insomnia needs a quiet environment, just as you need for all prayers you want to say. But because this is about prayers against insomnia, I will tell you how to prepare yourself.
First of all, you need to turn off the TV, the radio, your laptop and put your phone in another room.
Breath in and out slowly, close your eyes and start the prayer. Be sincere. You can use one of those two prayers for insomnia written above, or you can use your simple words. Put all your faith into this prayer for sleeplessness. A prayer needs your faith, even if we talk about the prayer for insomnia. Anything you pray for, you must put all your faith into your prayer to see the results.
I’ve heard many people saying that there is a Catholic prayer for insomnia, but the truth is that if you really want your prayer for insomnia to be heard, have faith. It doesn’t matter if you say a Catholic prayer for insomnia or a Christian one.
Talk to the angels because your Guardian Angel will hear you and call Archangel Gabriel to help you with the insomnia problem.
Use your voice, use your faith, be sincere and you will see the results.
Discover some more prayers from Padre:
- PRAYER TO DISCOVER FORTUNE
- PRAYER TO QUIT SMOKING: HOW TO FIND YOUR SALVATION
- SERENITY PRAYER – FULL VERSION, 7 BENEFITS AND ITS HISTORY
I am having trouble sleeping tonight. The past few nights, I ‘ve gone to sleep and then woken up around 3 am and not fallen back asleep until almost morning, and then it isn’t even a sound sleep, more of a semi conscious dreaming. Tonight I can’t fall asleep period. Bear is snoring and Younger has decided to have a bad dream. …….
Younger is asleep again, but I still can’t get to sleep….
Anyway, I remember a prayer from “A Man for All Seasons” Now, I doubt that St. Thomas More actually used this prayer, but it always sounded good for nights like these:
“Dear Lord, give us rest tonight, or if we must be wakeful, cheerful. Careful only for our soul’s salvation. For Christ’s sake. Amen.”
Anyone know if there is a patron saint against insomnia ?- just curious.
UPDATE: I actually did some googling and did find a prayer for sleep:
As I lie here seeking another good night of restful sleep,
give me the peace of mind and the ability to relax.
Fulfill my needs for mental and physical restoration
so I may wake up ready for another beautiful day
which I hope You will allow me to live to enjoy
with praise and thanks to You .
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen. ********
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for Thou alone, O Lord, dost make me to dwell in safety.
Cited from Dr. Helio Lemmi- Neurology. with additions by me.
Well that’s it – it’s 12:30 a.m. and Good Night to all.
Edit: More prayers here
Do you suffer from insomnia? You stay awake and cannot sleep, and you toss and turn all night long? You are unable to sleep at night no matter what you do. You may need prayer for deliverance from insomnia.
Psa 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
What Is The Spiritual Roots to Insomnia
There are many factors that can give to a sleepless night. The spiritual root for insomnia is a spirit of fear. A spirit of fear can manifest as worry, stress in your life-like work. Many issues of life we can worry about. When you worry, you are fighting a spirit of fear. Fear is the opposite of faith. They both project into the future.
Unfortunately, some people can have a programming of fear and don’t realize it because it is so part of them.
What Causes Insomnia?
A list of ways a spirit of fear can come in and reasons for insomnia:
- Traumatic events are like a door point where a spirit of fear enters in. Have you ever been in a wreck, and you were shaken, and felt frozen in time? You may want to look at the trauma list.
- Maybe you grew up in a conditionally loved home? This is when a person performs to get love or praise.
- You may have grown up in a house where one or both of your parents would explode, and you never knew when. When that happens you become conditioned with a spirit of fear. Maybe you didn’t feel save more than 50 percent of the time?
- And, some medications can keep a person from sleeping.
What ends up happening is your body is producing too much cortisol in your body. Cortisol increases tension in your body.
How to Overcome Insomnia
Many times a person needs deliverance from insomnia. Five steps to overcome insomnia:
- Learn to pray to the Lord to give you sweet sleep.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Moreover, learn to journal your thoughts and worries to the Lord. Ask God to guide you to other sources of help if you need them.
Psalms 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
1 Peter 5:7″ Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
- Then, learn to breathe deep about three times. Breath in deep, hold it for 20 to 30 seconds and then breathe out. This helps get oxygen into your muscles that helps you to relax.
- If you still feel uptight or not sleepy, learn to command your body to peace. Lay hands on your head and say “in the name of Jesus, I cast out the spirit of fear, worry, anxiety, and stress. I call on the peace of God over my life. I command every muscle in my body to relax in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.”
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
Call on the presence of the Lord to cover you where you feel Him keeping you safe.
- In addition, learn to meditate on the Lord’s Word. Learn to trust the Lord and enter into His rest.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalm 37:7
Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep. Ecclesiastes 5:12
When the Lord has given you rest from your pain and turmoil and the hard service with which you were made to serve, you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon: “How the oppressor has ceased, the insolent fury ceased!” Isaiah 14:3-4
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. Mark 6:31
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
A Prayer For Sleep
In addition, a Short Night-time Prayer (2 Timothy 1:7)
For God’s not given me a spirit of fear, But a spirit of love, and of power, and a sound mind, To live each day and glorify his name.
Father God, I thank you for your Word, that God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear…Be still, and know that I am God…the Lord Almighty is with us.” Psalm 46:1-2, 10-11
I pray you will cover me in my sleep and that I will have sweet sleep in your arms.
Prayer for Deliverance from Insomnia
Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I repent and I renounce for me and my generations on both sides of my family for the spirit of fear in my life. I take responsibility and I ask for your forgiveness. Father God, I thank you that you forgive me. I now, take authority, dominion, bind and break the spirit of fear, anxiety, stress, worry, fear of tomorrow, fear of man, fear of authority, fear of (list fears you may have: __________________) and I break its power and cast these spirits out of me and out of my central nervous system and out of my muscles and tendons. I send these spirits to the dry places.
As your word says, the Lord is the defense of my life of whom shall I be afraid? Though a host of demons encamp against me, my heart will not fear.
I command every terror of the night that has brought fear into my life to stop and move from my environment, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Again, you spirit of fear, loose your hold upon my life, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
My tomorrow Jesus Christ blesses my day, therefore, you spirit that is responsible for the fear of tomorrow in my life, I bind you, in the name of Jesus.
My destiny belongs to God, therefore I decree that I can never fail, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Every bondage that I am subjecting myself to by the spirit of fear, I break you, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I break the yolks of bondage to the spirit of fear and cast it to the dry places.
Also, every disease, oppression and depression that came into my life as a result of fear, disappear now, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Father God, I command all cortisol to stop and my body goes to peace in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.
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