A Better Sleep

a better sleep

Heavenly Father,

I need to have a better sleep. I’m tired and I know a good night’s sleep will make me feel better, so I turn to you for help.

Thank you that I can lie down and sleep peacefully, for you, Lord, make me safe and secure (Psalm 4:8). You watch over me, as a loving Father, and you make sure that I am protected. Your presence reassures me, so I can rest in comfort and regain my strength. I am truly grateful for the peace you give to me, and leave with me.

When I lie down you will not be filled with fear, when I lie down my sleep will be pleasant (Proverbs 3:24). I don’t need to be worried or be filled with anxiety, because your perfect love removes all fear. Therefore, I can enjoy a pleasant and satisfying rest without thinking about anything other than your great love for me.

You keep watch over my steps and my sleep, and have knowledge of all my ways (Psalm 139:3). You are aware of my need for sleep, and what is causing my unrest. Speak to me with your calm voice and your reassuring words. Let me rest in your presence, as you keep watch over me.

Let your wisdom lead me, knowing you will watch over me while I rest, and if I am startled in my sleep, you will commune with me (Proverbs 6:22).  You know how to soothe me, and you know how to calm my spirit when I am startled. My sleep and my waking are continually before you, and your tender care is very reassuring to me.

I welcome your rest, as I return to sleep. Thank you Father for hearing my prayer.

Amen.

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