Children are flowers of life, which are very vulnerable in ourworld. Each child for his mother is the meaning of being. So it turns out that even the most unbelieving parents remember about God and ask him for help if a child has a disaster. It is not always possible to resolve the situation, being even a person with money, connections or a great mind. Sometimes there are some unforeseen cases that can be resolved only by relying on the Almighty. To them it is possible to carry and a bad dream of the child. This will be helped by prayer. To a child to sleep well, you need to regularly turn to God with requests for protection. This is how a person works, that he always hopes for the best. You can pray at the crib after the baby is asleep, as well as under any circumstances.
The main value in the life of parents is their children,in particular, the health of toddlers. It is the most precious gift that we receive from the Lord. Sleep disturbance can cause poor health or illness. In any case, mom and dad do not find their place if the child does not sleep well. There can be many reasons. For example, the baby was sick. In this situation, you should first contact your doctor immediately. But in any case, prayer is needed.
- 1 That the child slept well
- 2 Baby Baptism
- 3 Prayer Conspiracy
- 4 Reading for the children in the temple
- 5 Mom and Dad for help
- 6 The reason for a child’s bad sleep
- 7 Reason in parents
- 8 Water Prayed in the Church
- 9 Children’s petitions to God
- 10 Goodnight Prayer for Blessings
- 11 A Bedtime Prayer to Stop an Anxious Heart
- 12 Giving Thanks Evening Prayer
- 13 A Short Night-time Prayer (2 Timothy 1:7)
- 14 Popular Child’s Bedtime Prayer, 18th Century
- 15 A Beautiful Prayer to End the Day
- 16 Father, We Thank Thee
- 17 Bedtime Prayer (song by Twila Paris)
- 18 The Examen (Evening Reflection)
- 19 Praying for peaceful sleep
- 20 Praying for a restful night
That the child slept well
It happens that a little man is unreasonably illfalls asleep and his sleep is superficial and sensitive. Various grandmother-doctorate writes off this to the fact that the crucifix prevent the demons from sleeping. So it or not, but you can not ignore such a situation. Any parent wants to immediately help his child.
Here again, prayer comes to the rescue. To the child slept well at night and day, often mothers ask the Higher Forces for help. This is very correct, because the Lord will take the child under his protection and gives him a quiet rest.
This is the Great Sacrament of the Orthodox Churchopens for the believing person, as well as for the newborn, the path to the Kingdom of Heaven. In addition, during the ceremony, a personal Guardian Angel is given. It is he who will protect his master throughout his life. Parents need to know what prayer will help. That the child slept well, ask the Guardian Angel. When there is a baptism, a person must renounce the life of the earth and reveal himself to the spiritual. During the sacrament, this is expressed through the threefold utterance of the negation of Satan out loud and the oath of devotion to Christ. Instead of babies these expressions are spoken by godparents. Their main task is when children reach a certain age tell them about the essence of the Orthodox faith.
After the Sacrament of Baptism, when a man openedangels and turned to the heavenly world, he receives the church title. Usually babies are called in the name of a saint revered on this day. As a result, the heavenly patron becomes another protector of the newborn and watches him from above. Another important moment for parents is who reads the prayer. In order for a child to sleep well, one must also ask for the heavenly protector of his child.
So, after reading the prayers and dipping the babyin the font the priest puts on a cross. It depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which is considered a symbol of protection. By the way, in non-Christian communities it is also regarded as a charm. The pendant in the form of a cross protects any baptized person from evil and evil. In this case, requests to the Lord for the baby in the form of prayer will help. In order for a newborn baby to sleep well, (the text is presented below), one should read a prayer. And not only in case of bad health, but also in different life situations.
“Mother Mother Mary in the old Jerusalem was resting. She had a dream about Her beloved son Jesus Christ. They tortured the son of Jesus Christ, crucified on a cypress tree. Jesus Christ ascended to the Zion mountains. On the Zion mountains there is a dark stone. The Angel-Archangel sits, reads the angelic parables. Do not cry, Mother Mother Mary, your dream will be written down in the lists and will be passed on to the myrrh-bearer. And myrrh-bearing wife will spread all over the world, all over the world. Everyone would know, everyone would see and three times say a day. And he will be saved from all diseases, from all misfortunes, from the burning fire, from the forest of the errant, from the flood of the drowning. “
Reading for the children in the temple
As is known, after the Sacrament of Baptism forChristian begins to pray the church during the services. In order for the priest to read the names in Altar for the health of your child, you must submit a note in the church shop in advance. In the temples there are several kinds of requirements. For example, the forty-hour is a petition that is performed for 40 consecutive days, when the church prays for the person mentioned in the note. This number is sacred in Orthodoxy. You can not order the tracks for unbaptized and unborn children. In this case, there is a certain prayer that allows you to ask God outside the church.
Mom and Dad for help
So, the parents took the right step – christenedhis child. It is recommended to perform as early as possible on the 8th or 40th day after birth. After all, the best defense is the sacrament, during which the intercessors of the Lord are given. First of all, parents should remember that there is another prayer.
So that the baby sleeps well in bed, thisit is necessary to do regularly, overshadowing the baby with the sign of the cross. In any case, the mother’s prayer is the strongest and will always protect the child from negative essences, because the psyche of the little ones is still so weak. Do not forget that the way of life of parents necessarily affects the state of the child, so few words. It is necessary to keep the commandments and lead a righteous image of being.
The reason for a child’s bad sleep
In today’s world, it is difficult to do without strongnerves. Therefore, if suddenly mom notices that everything is getting out of control, the child’s problems also begin. The help of relatives, especially the husband, greatly influences the inner world of the woman. You can help in something around the house, be attentive to your wife, give a break from everything.
Reason in parents
Often little children have nightmares thatworry the child, frighten him. As a result, a little man wakes up dissatisfied, tired and often capricious. Orthodox prayers for sleeping here will help the child. Prayer, so that the child sleeps, it is best to save the baby from unwanted visions. For example, parents are encouraged to ask the Kazan Mother of God. It brings comfort to the suffering, the joy of the mother and the state of peace for the child. I would like to note that the most effective prayer that comes to God is from the heart. The Lord sees all the sincerity and purity of the mother, when she asks for her child, and always helps her. Words can be invented on the go, as it sometimes happens that there is no prayer book at hand.
So, before praying for a baby, my motherit is necessary to repent before God. Asking him for forgiveness for wrongdoing, committed willingly or unwittingly. The child’s well-being depends directly on the state of his mother because of the mental connection. That is, if the parent prays from the heart, repents of his sins and promised to correct, then the petitions will be heard. Moms and dads who love their children, try never to commit rash acts, thoughts and deeds.
Water Prayed in the Church
Excellent results are obtained by those mothers who do notonly sincerely pray and lead a righteous way of life, but also wash the children for the night with holy water. She is recommended to drink every morning on an empty stomach with prosphora. All this can be taken in the nearest church. Such procedures help almost immediately. But if this also did not help, you need to light a candle, go 3 times to the right around the cradle. At this time, the prayer should be spoken. To the child to sleep well, you need to read “Our Father”.
Children’s petitions to God
In the process of growing up, when my mother and fatherfelt that their child is fully aware of all that is happening and understands what’s what, it is necessary to slowly teach him to tell the Lord certain words of requests and thanks.
For example, after eating or before going to bed in an environmenticons to say in simple phrases about their gratitude to the Lord and to bow. Prayer that the child slept well at night, too, will help to tune in a calm mood and fall asleep. In addition, you can teach children to ask for their loved ones, for their health and well-being. Always teach your child to overshadow himself with the sign of the cross before leaving home to protect himself from the bad. You can also mentally cross the direction of the road, where you are going. Children are angels, from whom words reach God faster. You should tell a little person that prayer does not have to be learned by heart, you can speak with your simple expressions. If the whole family will pray with the child every night, he will get used to this way of life from childhood. In addition, it unites the whole family.
Ending your day with prayer is a wonderful way to let go of stress and find peace before falling asleep. No matter what you faced today, talking to God through goodnight prayers will renew your faith. Evening prayer also helps you see all the good things that happened in your day that you have to be thankful for!
Share these nine bedtime and evening prayers with your children, spouse and friends so they too can fall asleep feeling blessed and thankful!
Goodnight Prayer for Blessings
Bless us with rest tonight, Jesus, and a good night’s sleep. Forgive us for the things we did today that did not honor you. Thank you for loving us so much and that you know us through and through. We need your help every day, and we thank you for the strength you give and for helping us know that with you, even hard things are possible. Bless our family and our home, and keep us safe through the night. May your angels guard us and watch over us, just like you promised.
You’ve told us we are just like sheep. And that you lead us and guard us like a shepherd. You know our names, and you make us feel special and loved. When we hurt, you help us feel better. Thank you, Jesus, for your good care and for giving us to help. Thank you for the Bible, and for teaching us stuff in life that helps us grow. Bless the people in our world, and help them to know you love them, too. Thank you for all the people who help us so much: teachers, doctors, policeman, and fireman—and so many more.
Thank you for your good plan for our lives. Help us to obey you and love you more and more. When we awake in the morning, put a smile on our face and your purpose in our hearts, ready to start a new day. We love you, Jesus. Good night. In Jesus’s precious name, Amen. ~ ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
A Bedtime Prayer to Stop an Anxious Heart
Dear Lord, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to stop my emotions from bossing me around. I want to quit worrying about what might happen and focus on what has already happened by remembering and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. ~ Renee Swoop
Giving Thanks Evening Prayer
Dear God, we thank you tonight for the good day and for the special way you take care of us all the time. Thank you for the fun times outside and the quiet times inside, and for helping us learn new things every day.
Thank you for creating us special, exactly the way you wanted. Thank you for protecting us throughout the day. Forgive us for the wrong things we do. Thank you for loving us even when we disobey or try to do things our way. Help us to always choose your way, God, because it’s always best. We pray for all the people who don’t know you, and that they will come to understand your love for them, too.
Bless our family and thank you for good times together and apart. Bless our friends and those we love, including our grandparents, our aunts and uncles and cousins. Thank you for our home and a place to sleep and good food to eat. Help us rest well, give us peaceful dreams, and send your angels around our home to protect us throughout the night. Teach us to trust you and to love you more and more. You are good; you are great; and you are faithful, God. And we love you. Good night. In Jesus’s precious name, Amen. ~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan
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.
Popular Child’s Bedtime Prayer, 18th Century
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
Alternative Version for Children:
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Watch and guard me through the night,
and wake me with the morning light.
A Beautiful Prayer to End the Day
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.
Forgive me for any foolish actions on my part today or things I did without first asking your blessing or wisdom. Those are moments I’d rather forget, but I’m so grateful for your forgiveness when I ask. I never want to go to bed without clearing the air between us, Lord. Our friendship means too much, and your holiness deserves that. Thank you for loving me just as I am. Your love compels me to give you my all and fills my heart with praise for the relationship we share because of Jesus.
As I close my eyes tonight, I’m praying for loved ones around me, for friends and those who need to know you, Lord. I’m praying that your love, like the billions of stars in the night sky outside, will touch them and help them see who you really are. I pray for our world and those in it. I pray for their needs as well as my own.
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
Father, We Thank Thee
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 – 1890
Bedtime Prayer (song by Twila Paris)
Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray dear Lord that you will keep
Your eyes upon this sleeping world
Every little boy and girl
Bless the children far away
The ones who don’t know how to pray
Those who are not feeling well
The little one the slipped and fell
Bless the puppy down the street
The neighbors I have yet to meet
Bless my mom and dad especially
Just one more thing I’d like to say
Before I close another day
I’d like to thank you Lord for all the ways
That You bless me
Bless the child whose home is torn
The babies who are not yet born
Bless the ones who take your word
To all the hearts that have not heard
Bless all your children everywhere
I hope they know how much you care
Maybe someday I can go
And tell them that You love them so
Bless Grandma and my Grandpa too
And all my friend and all they do
Bless every twig upon my family tree
Just one more thing I’ll say to you
I’m so amazed by all you do
I’ll thank you once again because it’s true
That you bless me
The Examen (Evening Reflection)
Written by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Examen is a daily process for prayerfully reflecting on your day.
1. Remember God’s presence.
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.
2. Respond to Him with thanks.
Giving thanks gives God glory and helps us look on the bright side of a bad day. What small blessings can you thank God for?
3. Reflect on how God showed Himself to you.
God reveals himself through scripture, but we also see glimpses of him in nature, events, and people. Sometimes He shows up loudly through miraculous, divine intervention. Other times He shows Himself quietly through the beauty of a flower or an earnest conversation. As you look back over your day, can you identify moments where you sensed God’s revelation or intervention?
4. Repent of your failings.
I don’t like recognizing my own sin, but repentance is key to continual renewal in our relationship with God.As you reflect on your day, remember specific points where you failed. Bring your shortcomings before God and ask Him to forgive you.
5. Resolve to grow.
God is in the business of changing us, so don’t let your failings discourage or define you. His mercies are always new. Accept His forgiveness. Ask Him for grace to change. Is there anything you need to make right or anyone you need to apologize to? What can you do differently tomorrow?
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GOOD NIGHT Short PRAYER to sleep well
Lord, I give myself to you,
give me a good rest tonight,
may I sleep peacefully,
without concern or distress,
without any fear.
Thank you, God,
with your angels
you protect me,
with your peace
you serene my thoughts,
with your love you hold me.
Lord, I pray for peace
and blessing tonight,
fill my mind with your promises
and increase my confidence.
Thank you God for loving us
because I know
that my home and my family
are under your divine protection,
With your power
you protect my children
when they sleep,
you are our heavenly Father
you are our help and our refuge,
give us comfort and hope.
Lord, help me
to believe in your promises,
and to obey every one of
because they bless me
and nothing will make me fall.
Thank God for taking care
of our sleeping time
and our awakening,
our daily walk
and even our rest.
In the silence of the night
I say my prayer
believing that your Word is truth
and that you are the Almighty God.
I have the confidence
that liberation and victory
come from you,
on this night I left
all my projects,
my dreams and my family
in your hands,
take care for us
and make us free
where is needed,
renew our hearts
with your Holy Spirit.
In the name of Jesus
I bring my requests to you,
giving thanks for all you do
and for your protection. Amen.
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Praying for peaceful sleep
Oh Heavenly Father, as I lay my head down to sleep, I ask for your comfort and strength. Ease my mind. Help me to let everything go, and leave it all in your hands. Give me peace that I may sleep without tossing and turning.
Encamp your angels around me, that no harm will come to me or my household. I cover each and every member of my household in the blood of Jesus.
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1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.
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Praying for a restful night
Almighty God, bless my night, and bless the coming day. I’m so tired and anxious, burdened by the cares of the day. Lay your hand upon me and quiet my restless soul. Cradle me in your protective arms, dear Lord. Give me rest that tomorrow will be a very productive day.
Refresh me fully and fill me with your joy, oh Heavenly Father. Wipe away my tears of today. I repent of my sins and look to your Holy Spirit for guidance and protection. In Jesus name, Amen!
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
Psalm 46:1-2, 10-11 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.”
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