The evening is such a great time to spend a few moments with the Lord before going to sleep. But sometimes our minds are racing from the events of the day, or we are anxious about a difficult situation in our lives.
During those moments of doubt and fear, night time is a great opportunity to surrender our hearts and minds to the One who can give us His perfect peace.
May these amazing evening prayers and good night blessings fill you with encouragement and hope as you focus on the goodness of our great God before going to bed. May we be reminded that His steadfast love for us will calm our hearts and usher us into the glorious joy of His presence.
Good Night Blessings from the Old Testament
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.Deuteronomy 7:9
Prayer: Dear God, may I rest in the assurance of Your love this evening. As I close my eyes tonight, may your peace and everlasting love wash over me. Renew my strength as I sleep, and equip me for the joys and challenges tomorrow may bring. Carry me through the night, safe and secure in Your loving arms. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep.Genesis 28:11
Prayer: Dear God, grant me peaceful rest to sleep without fear. Renew my strength and equip me with the grace and power to begin another day. Shower me with Your unending love, and may Your grace be my anchor even in the darkest nights. Amen.
Free Good Night Blessings and Prayer Printables
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The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.Exodus 14:14
Prayer: Holy Spirit, as I embrace the beauty and stillness of this night, I trust You to fight my battles. I lift my fears and burdens to you. Replace my anxious thoughts with steadfast faith, and give me the strength to rise above my circumstances. As the night cloaks the sky, may my heart find joy and comfort in your unfailing love. Amen.
For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.Psalm 30:5
Prayer: Dear Lord, as I seek refuge in You, bless me with the glory of your presence this evening. I pray for the strength to see beyond the trials I am currently facing. Fill me with courage and hope for a brighter future. I rest tonight, may I find new strength in You, and fill me with renewed hope. Amen.
…the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.Psalm 121:6
Prayer: Lord, as another day comes to an end, may my mind be filled with your wisdom, and my heart with your peace. Help me to seek your guidance and protection, and strengthen my faith in the midst of adversity. May the joy of your presence give me rest and hope tonight. Amen.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.Psalm 23:5
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I ask for your guidance and comfort as the evening comes. Fill me with your peace and rest as I lay down to sleep. Give me strength for my body and courage to face whatever comes my way in the morning. Father, wrap me in Your holy presence tonight, and by your grace, keep me safe in your loving arms. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.”Deuteronomy 33:12
Prayer: Lord Jesus, tonight I pray for the strength to continue on my journey of faith, knowing that you are my guiding Light and Salvation. As the night covers the earth, wrap my soul with Your calming presence, and let my heart rest in Your perfect peace. Amen.
Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.Psalm 55:17
Prayer: Dear God, as I go to my bed tonight, I seek strength in Your presence. May your peace flood my heart and drive away all my fears. Lord, with You as my refuge, even the dark becomes a beautiful canvas of hope and grace. Fill me with Your peace this evening. Amen.
Good Night Prayers
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.Psalm 119:105
Prayer: Lord, this evening, may Your peace fill my heart and Your word light my path. As I rest tonight, I give You my cares and concerns and lay them at Your feet. May your strength and power uplift my spirit, and may my mind find Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Amen.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.Psalm 4:8
Prayer: Heavenly Father, as I lay down to sleep tonight, grant me peace. Renew my strength and fill me with the joy and assurance of knowing that You are always by my side. Give me the courage to face all my fears with faith in Your mighty power. Amen.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.Psalm 62:5
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may my spirit find rest in You tonight. Help me to stand firm on Your promises each day. As I face the darkness of the night, remind me of your light that dwells within me—I praise You that the light of my salvation will shine forever. Amen.
Prayers for Restful Sleep
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.Psalm 63:6
Prayer: Lord, grant me the grace to seek and find you in the quiet of this evening. I pray for courage as I cast my cares and anxieties upon You. Strengthen my faith in You, and as I navigate this life, cover me under the shadow of your mighty wings. Amen.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day…Psalm 91:5
Prayer: Lord, I thank You for Your protection over me. I praise You that no terror of the night will consume me. Remove any fear that lingers in my heart, and replace it with Your courage and power. Give me a peaceful night’s rest tonight, and keep me and my family from all harm. Amen.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.Psalm 42:1
Prayer: Lord, as the sun sets this evening, fill me with a thirst for You that only Your presence can quench. As I lay my concerns at your feet, fill my heart with your love and my mind with your perfect peace. Amen.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.Lamentations 3:22-23
Prayer: Lord, this evening, reassure me of Your unwavering compassion and love. In the midnight hour, I seek your face and look to you for help and strength. May your divine power fill me with Your peace and comfort. Lord, as the moon rises, let my faith rise with it. Illuminate my heart with the fullness of Your love. Amen.
In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.Psalm 127:2
Prayer: Lord, as I settle for the night, I rest assured in Your promises will guard me in all my ways. Bless me this evening with your tender grace, and grant me peaceful sleep. May Your grace be my shield and your love my fortress. As I end this day, I place all my worries at Your feet. Guide me through the night, as I put my trust in You. Amen.
Prayers for a Good Night’s Sleep
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”Psalm 91:2
Prayer: Lord, I seek Your face this evening, knowing that You are my refuge and fortress. Surround me with your peace as I fall asleep tonight. Remind me that no problem is too big for Your awesome power to overcome. Wrap me in your protection and favor as with a mighty shield, as I fall into the comforting arms of Your loving grace. Amen.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.Psalm 46:1
Prayer: Father, as the sun sets, I remember that you are my refuge, strength, and ever-present help in trouble. I pray for renewed strength and courage to confront the days that lie ahead. Help me to face them boldly, knowing you are with me. Amen.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.Psalm 16:8
Prayer: Lord, as I sleep tonight, cleanse my heart from fear and doubt. Fill me with courage to face tomorrow with boldness, for with You I will not be shaken. May Your peace guard my heart and bring calmness to my soul as I rest. Amen.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.Psalm 16:7
Prayer: God, as the evening arrives, may I experience Your presence with grace and love. Tonight I pray for the strength to conquer my fears. Instruct my heart to find hope and rest in your promises, and renew my faith each day as I trust in You. Lord, as the night unfolds, reveal Your plans for me. May Your will be done in my life, just as it is in Heaven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.Jeremiah 29:13
Prayer: Lord, at the end of this blessed day, may I seek and find You when I search with all my heart. I lay my weary soul at your feet, and I ask for courage and strength to press on to the beauty of a brand new day. Revive my spirit, and strengthen me through the power of Your wondrous love. Amen.
By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.Psalm 42:8
Prayer: Lord, what a blessing it is to know that you direct me with your love by day, and at night, your song is with me. May the melody of your unfailing love soothe my soul like a sweet lullaby, and bring peace and rest to my body and spirit. May I wake up refreshed and renewed in Your love, ready for another day of serving You. Amen.
A Powerful Evening Prayer of Blessings
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”Numbers 6:24-26
Prayer: Lord, this evening I ask that you bless me and keep me safe within your loving embrace. May You shine your face upon me and be gracious to me today. Shine your face upon me and grant me your perfect peace. Father, surround me with Your divine protection tonight. Guard my heart, my mind, and my soul as I drift into a peaceful sleep. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Good Night Blessings and Prayers from the New Testament
One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.Luke 6:12
Prayer: Father, in the silence of the night, I seek Your presence for wisdom and guidance. Give me the courage to face my fears, and may the light of your love shine brighter than any darkness I may encounter. Lord, bring me before Your throne this evening, refreshed and renewed in the strength of Your mighty presence. Amen.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
Prayer: Dear Lord, this evening I surrender my worries to You–care for me, and that you will never leave me or forsake me. As the stars illuminate the glorious night sky, light my path with your truth. Give me strength to face the unknown in my life with hope and joy. Lord, in the quiet whisper of the night, let me hear Your voice. Speak into my life and reveal to me your good, pleasing and perfect will for my life. Amen.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.Mark 1:35
Prayer: Lord, on this beautiful evening, help me to lay down all my burdens before You. Refresh me with the peace only You can give. Grant me the courage to overcome my weaknesses, and may I be strong in the face of struggles, knowing that victory comes through faith in You. Amen.
…neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:39
Prayer: Lord Jesus, as I sleep tonight, let your light shine in the darkness. Give me the strength to endure life’s challenges, and give me the courage to remain steadfast in my faith in You. As I surrender my worries to You, fill my heart with the peace and comfort that only You can provide. May I bask in the beauty of Your presence this evening. Amen.
Come near to God and he will come near to you.James 4:8a
Prayer: Lord Jesus, guide me by Your Spirit to draw nearer to You. Bless my sleep with dreams of hope, and may I rise in the morning with renewed strength to face a brand new day. As I close my eyes tonight, may Your voice be my guide in the quiet, still of the night. Amen.
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.Philippians 4:6-7
Prayer: Dear God, this evening soothe my worries and anxieties as I trust in You. Help me to approach tomorrow with confidence, knowing that you have given me the strength to overcome all my fears. As I lay down tonight, grant me blessings and peaceful rest. Amen.
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.Romans 4:20-21
Prayer: Lord, as I seek Your face this evening, strengthen my heart. Give me the courage to face my fears and the strength to overcome them with the power of Your righteous right hand. May I never forget the comfort of Your promises during my times of greatest need. This evening as I drift to sleep, remind me that You will never leave me or forsake me. Amen.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.John 14:27
Prayer: Lord Jesus, as the evening comes, remind me from your Word to not let my heart be troubled nor afraid. Protect me from the schemes of the enemy, and grant me the strength to face tomorrow’s challenges. Help me trust in Your promises and to seek Your face each day. Amen.
I hope that these good night blessings and prayers give you hope and peace of mind as you focus on the Lord each evening as you drift to sleep tonight. These reflections on Scripture give us a sense of peace, a good night’s rest, and joy as we look forward to a better tomorrow. May the Lord surround you with his love and goodness each day!