Prayer for Bedtime and to Sleep

Father, I ask you, in the name of Jesus Christ, to hold back the forces of Satan and his kingdom while I sleep.

Satan, you and any evil spirit in your kingdom that could be in or around our properties, I bind you and drive you out in the name of Jesus.

I cover my mind, brain and memories, my conscious, unconscious and subconscious, with the blood of Jesus. I bind up any spirits of terror, fear, nightmares, or torment with the blood of Jesus.

I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. (Psalms 17:6-8).


Alternative or additional prayer

Thank you Lord that you have brought me into Your family and have blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.  Thank You for this time of renewal and refreshment through sleep.  I accept it as one of Your blessings for Your children, and I trust You to guard my mind and my body during sleep.

As I have thought about You and Your truth during the day, I choose to let those good thoughts continue in my mind while I am asleep.  I commit myself to You for your protection against every attempt of Satan and his demons to attack me during sleep.

Please guard my mind from nightmares.  I renounce all fear and cast every anxiety upon You, Lord.  I commit myself to You as my rock, my fortress, and my strong tower.  May Your peace be upon this place of rest now.  In the strong name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray.


Alternative or additional prayer

My Dear Lord Jesus, I come to you now to be restored in you, to be renewed in you, to receive your love and life, to take refuge in you.  I honour you as my sovereign, and I surrender every aspect of my life totally and completely to you. I give you my body, soul and spirit, my heart, mind and will.  I cover myself with your blood, and I ask your Holy Spirit to restore my union with you, renew me in you, and lead me in this time of prayer.  [Sometimes I add ‘my imagination’ or ‘my sexuality’ if I sense consecration is needed there.  And if we have children, we can consecrate our children as well.]

I bring the kingdom of God and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ over my home, my bedroom, my sleeping – all through the hours of this night and the new day.  I bring the full work of the Lord Jesus Christ through my home tonight – the atmosphere in every room, over every object and furnishing, all media, throughout the ceilings, walls and floors, and all places in them, from the land beneath to the roof above and to the borders of my domain.

And in the authority of Jesus Christ I bring the full work of Jesus between me and all people now – their spirits, souls, and bodies, their sin and warfare.  [I name those people now.]  I command the judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ on every foul power and black art.  I bring the cross and the blood of Christ.  I bring his resurrection and life, his authority and rule and dominion against every hex, vex and incantation.  Against every spell, all rituals and all ritual devices, all satanic rituals and satanic ritual devices.  Against every vow, dedication, and sacrifice.  Against every word, every judgment, and every curse.  I send it all to the abyss in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his name.

I now bring the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and the fullness of his work against Satan and his kingdom.  I bring the cross, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ against every foul and unclean spirit – every ruler, power, authority, and spiritual force of wickedness (Ephesians 6:12).

I take authority over all foul and unclean spirits and command them to be bound and sent from my home and from my household [remember ‘bind the strong man’], to where Jesus sends them, together with all their underlings, backups, and replacements, in the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his name.

I announce the kingdom of God over my home and my house this night.  I summon the angels of the Lord Jesus Christ and ask them to build a shield of protection around me and my home (Hebrews 1:14).  I ask your Spirit to fill my home with your presence and to go forth and raise up prayer and intercession for me this night.  All this I pray in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to his glory.


From “Walking with God” by John Eldredge

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66 Responses to Prayer for Bedtime and to Sleep

  1. catherine Motene says:

    Thanks for prayers. Please pray with me for addiction of soil eating and snuff. Pastors have prayed for me but nothing happened.

    • There is so much help available to deal with what is causing this problem and any others that people have no matter how bizarre or disconcerting they may seem, but whatever you try you may find it may not work immediately, and you have to try different things for a while until you find something that works.

      Renunciation prayers are a form of repentance which will give deliverance and can be found on this site and elsewhere on the internet.

      Check your home, garage, office, garden and transport against the Occult and Cursed Objects List on this site to make sure you don’t have any such objects in your possession.

      Occult and Cursed Objects List

    • PsychDr says:

      This is called Pica and in addition to prayer please make use of other of God given tools in mental health providers. Prayer is powerful and important. The Lord also expects us to do our part in seeking out those whose gifts are in helping heal mental illness.

    • victoria says:

      Have you heard about Edey work ministry in Nigeria..God is REALLY working there. If you come there your problems will turn to be a testimony. if you can come to Nigeria and see Rev. fr. Magus Ebere SDV… then you will see God setting you free. remember don’t give any money to any human being in order to see he.. it is 100% free. God grace and healing is free

    • sarah says:

      Eating soil can be a sign that you are lacking certain minerals –please see your doctor!!

    • chica says:

      Hope you try a multivitamin….sometimes the body craves minerals missing from the diet…

  2. Rain says:

    I would like to thank you for this powerful prayer. I have been tormented this past few weeks and I dont know what to do, I’m so blessed that My friends advised me to mention the Blood Of Jesus Christ however I didn’t know how to do it.. I truly thank you for the prayer, now I am sure that our Lord Jesus Christ and His angels will protect me and my family everyday of our lives. thank u

  3. Dominador Versoza says:

    Please pray for me against the curse of the demon around my house in the neighbors that cursing ume to think weird send this demon back to hell forever.

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  5. Motaung Kabelo says:

    By the way I’m 33yrs born again Single male who hold Grade 12 with different Courses.What Concerned me most is that the job I’m doing is not worth and it profitless hard larbour.I’m so stucked in these area:Financial,educational,Career,Marital,Physical,Spiritual.I speak I dont have friends my last hope on my Jesus my lord and protector,my shepard.

    • The Bible tells us it doesn’t matter how menial a job is, if we do it well God will see and be pleased. Things can change for the better in a day, or even an hour (or for the worse), so we are told not to worry. Worry is actually a sin and we are told to have faith. The Bible tells us everyone is given a portion of faith, but we can pray and ask for more.

      Regardless of the circumstances of our life, it is better to turn to God for deliverance through His Son Jesus, have faith in Him, and give him thanks and praise no matter what.

  6. kelebogile Tamukathe says:

    Motaung! Our God is always with you! His plans are to prosper us! Keep on seeking His Kingdom, and all you need shall follow you! God’s time is the best!

  7. Bon jour, Como ta le vu? Everything is being revealed now. How the enemy has tricked me. He stole my baby and cast a spell on her as early as 3) months. The baby is now 30) years old, left home at 16) and doesn’t like me.

  8. Jayane says:

    Thank you so much for the prayers It is Holy Spirit Led. And hope to make use of those prayers the Lord leading me to pray for those who are suffering. With respect, in Jeremiah 1:9-10. God placed His word in Jeremiah’s mouth to “pull down” And to “cast down” to “build and to plant”. (Nature abhors a vacumme) we need to fill the void if the spirits find the place empty they will come back in. I would be so grateful if you would consider this. May the Lord richly Bless you and your ministry.

    • Yes, that is true. As often is the case, this is reflected in the New Testament, in Matthew 12: “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”

  9. Cindy says:

    Thank you.

  10. Cris Calvillo says:

    Love this prayer

  11. Elisa Guerra says:

    The bible does Not say ” born again” you can be saved. God made us before he made the world. It is biblically incorrect to say ” born again.”
    Elisa Guerra

  12. Lodmela says:

    Thank you for this powerful prayer, it’s been very useful to me. I am new born Christian and I have been using this prayer every night.
    Thank you once again for posting this.
    Lodmela 🙏

    • Rachel-Leah says:

      In John 3:3-8 Jesus said that except a man be born again he will not see the kingdom of God. Jesus is the Truth and would never lie. Read these scriptures for yourself, our spirit is dead in trespasses and sins and must be born again. We must be born of the Spirit as well as a natural birth.

  13. Naomi says:

    Am Glady to come across this powerful prayer, thank you holy spirit

  14. Lucy says:

    Thank you for the prayers. I will also appreciate if you join me in prayers against confusion and scattering of my marriage. And for God’s protection on my Son and my husband, siblings and parents. Thank you.

  15. osward njobvu says:

    thank you for the prayer

  16. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for this. Amen

  17. Jayane says:

    Thank you so much for this prayer. Those words is so comforting knowing that the Lord hears and answers prayers. The prayer is inspiring. May the Lord richly bless you and please continue encouraging us with ypur prayers.

  18. Isabel says:

    I prayed all three prayers, I cried for the beautiness of my GOD & Our Lord Jesus Christ.!!! after reading I felt relaxed, will Pray them every night
    Thank you

  19. Jessica Sparks says:

    Thank you for putting thsee prayers out there for people. My husband and I have been having nightly attacks, the bed shaking, banging noises, black shadows and animalistic noises. I feel that if we do nightly prayers and ask God to surround us with his holy light that the attacks are less or don’t happen. So thanks again for giving people weapons to fight back against the devil…..
    Jessica Sparks

  20. Joyce says:

    Thank you. I have been hoping to have a praying group at my new Condo.
    I moved in 10.26.16. Around December. Many loud noise in the unit. Crazy things happened.
    I am now praying by myself. I also have asked Christian sisters n brothers to pray for my protection.

  21. Wanda gay says:

    May God bless you and thanks

  22. Marie says:

    Please I am very depressed
    pray for prace in my family I am the first born of mu dad every since his beeb sick my stepmother and sister change everything. Also pray for God to change my credit report. Amen

  23. Keisha says:

    This is really great and god bless

  24. Angel uche says:

    Pastor am so great full for this prayers it helps me a lots

  25. kgaugelo says:

    I am blessed& through this prayer things are changed upon my life


  26. Adesola says:

    I love this prayer and i know my prayers are answered after reading it.

  27. Cris Calvillo says:

    This prayer help’s me alot. To not b able to sleep. And have a better nite. I have no fear to UnHoly Spirt’s . Great in me then the one thats in the world.

  28. Jayane says:

    Thank you so much for these prayer they are Holy Spirit inspired. Sometes we do not know what to pray and how to pray and we ask the Holy Spirit for he helpeth our infirmity. WHAT A GOD WE SERVE PRAISE HIM ADORE HIM EXALT HIM GLORIFY HIM AND MAGNIFY HIM THANK YOU SO MUCH MY LORD YOU ARE GOD AND THERE IS NONE AS YOU. BR BLESSED FATHER. AMEN

  29. Racquel says:

    “Sometimes I add ‘my imagination’ or ‘my sexuality’ if I sense consecration is needed there. And because we have children, we consecrate our sons as well.” Thank you so much for writing these prayers. But I do not understand how you add these to the prayer. I am a tad confused. Can you please write how I would add this as well so I can see it? God Bless!

  30. Mario Braico says:

    Pray for my wife s angelina mind and my daughter s juliett my sons dan and chris and my daughter s in law amanda and all of relatives and true friends from all evil curses be broken over their lives marriage finances their house and children ,future?pray for my marriage reconcialetion ,also be reconciled with my daughter and reside in the same house forever in peace.

  31. Keisha says:

    Its powerful prayer

  32. Glory Hallelujah to God be the Lord.

  33. Thanks for the prayers we all need these prayers to pass on to others, I start my morning with a prayer and pray before I go to sleep.God is good all the time and all the time God is good, Amen, be blessed, stay ready in order not to get ready , keep God first always, wake-up thanking and praising the Lord, Jesus loves you.

  34. This is a warfare prayer. I well read this prayer often. God Bless

  35. Bene says:

    Wonderful prayers.

  36. Paul Rocha says:

    I have looked for a prayer like this and am glad I found it. My wife is involved in witchcraft and is determined to destroy me and everything around her.

  37. Doris says:

    Powerful. Jesus is Lord.

  38. Nik says:

    Amen! Thank you

  39. TUULIKI says:

    Praise be to God .. I just got delieverd of 16 demons , and now that I’m delivered they are attacking me, and inflicting pain on my feet and arms .. please put me in your prayers and I need more prayers like this and scriptures to give me confidence and faith in my Saviourand endurance and wait on my complete deliverance

    God bless us all

  40. Stephanie Arrington says:

    This prayer really is a blessing

  41. HUW THOMAS says:

    The doctrine surrounding prayer is turning prayer into a pagan style superstition.
    The greatest aid to restful sleep is a clear conscience and that is not obtained by prayer, only by grace and through trust in the children of light. “There is no peace unto the wicked”.

  42. Gail says:

    I am praying for my daughters both to be released and delivered from all influence of witchcraft and the spirit of antichrist that works through their dad, my ex-husband and others possibly that know him. My daughters were saved young but their dad raised them along with their step-mom. I have had limited ability to be with them. I covet all godly prayers and warfare for them to back up mine. Thanks!

  43. Lyn says:

    Hi please pray for my 3 yr old daughter she’s having night terrors. These prayers iam grateful for. Thank you

  44. Good morning
    Thanks very much for your prayer point. It’s greatly appreciated. It’s doing a damage in the kingdom of Satan. Do you have a morning Prayer points as well. Like the night time warfare Prayer. God will give us an answer of peace as you support me in this situation. Amen. Please I asked you if you’ve got a morning Prayer. kindly sent it to my email address please, Thank you for your support at this matter. Looking forward to your reply.

  45. HUW THOMAS says:

    The greatest aids for a restful and refreshing nights sleep are a clear conscience, humility and contentment. These also go a very long way in making life a joy.

  46. Shantell says:

    I REALLY So Grateful for those beautiful PRayers!

  47. Suzanne Frampton says:

    Amen .
    I needed these prayers of protection against satans attacks in dreams in the night sleeping being disturbed constantly . Praise God

  48. Sharnita Bedford says:

    Thank you Mr. John

  49. Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    Jewish Rabbis have publicly announced that their Messiah will be revealed in the coming years who will be a leader and spiritual guide to all nations, gathering all religions under the worship of one God.

    Biblical prophecy tells us that this Jewish Messiah who will take the stage will be the antichrist “who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). For a time he will bring about a false peace, but “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (Matthew 24:15)…then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matthew 24:21).

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically in Revelation 13:16-18:

    “He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. This Mark couldn’t be spiritual because the word references two different physical locations. If it was spiritual it would just say in the forehead. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it. Revelation 13:11-18 tells us that a false prophet will arise on the world scene doing miracles before men, deceiving them to receive this Mark. Do not be deceived! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we needed two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.

    If you haven’t already, it is time to seek God with all your heart. Jesus loves you more than you could imagine. He wants to have a relationship with you and redeem you from your sins. Turn to Him and repent while there is still hope! This is forever…God bless!


    We all know God exists. Why? Because without Him, we couldn’t prove anything at all. Do we live our lives as if we cannot know anything? No. So why is God necessary? In order to know anything for certain, you would have to know everything, or have revelation from somebody who does. Who is capable of knowing everything? God. So to know anything, you would have to be God, or know God.

    A worldview without God cannot account for the uniformity and intelligibility of nature. And why is it that we can even reason that God is the best explanation for this if there is no God? We are given reason to know or reject God, but never to know that He does not exist.

    It has been calculated by Roger Penrose that the odds of the initial conditions for the big bang to produce the universe that we see to be a number so big, that we could put a zero on every particle in the universe, and even that would not be enough to use every zero. What are the odds that God created the universe? Odds are no such thing. Who of you would gamble your life on one coin flip?

    Is there evidence that the Bible is the truth? Yes. Did you know that the creation accounts listed in the book of Genesis are not only all correct, but are also in the correct chronological order? That the Bible doesn’t say the Earth was formed in six 24-hour days but rather six long but finite periods of time? That the Bible makes 10 times more creation claims than all major “holy” books combined with no contradictions, while these other books have errors in them? The Bible stood alone by concurring with the big bang saying, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1); and says our universe is expanding, thousands of years before scientists discovered these things.

    Jesus fulfilled more than 300 Messianic prophecies concerning His birth place, details of His life, His mission, His nature, His death, and His resurrection. He came to pay a debt that we could not, to be our legal justifier to reconcile us back to a Holy God; only if we are willing to receive Him: “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him, through faith, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Jesus says if we wish to enter into life to keep the commands! The two greatest commands are to love God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind; and your neighbor as yourself. All the law hang on these commands. We must be born of and lead by the Holy Spirit, to be called children of God, to inherit the kingdom. If we are willing to humble ourselves in prayer to Jesus, to confess and forsake our sins, He is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who keep asking of Him; giving us a new heart, leading us into all truth!

    Jesus came to free us from the bondage of sin. The everlasting fire was prepared for the devil and his angels due to disobedience to God’s law. If we do the same, what makes us any different than the devil? Jesus says unless we repent, we shall perish. We must walk in the Spirit, producing fruits of love and forgiveness, so we may not fulfill the lusts of the flesh being hatred, fornication, drunkenness and the like. Whoever practices such things will not inherit the kingdom (Galatians 5:16-26). If we sin, we may come before Jesus to ask for forgiveness (1 John 2:1-2). Evil thoughts are not sins, but rather temptations. It is not until these thoughts conceive and give birth by our hearts desire that they become sin (James 1:12-15). When we sin, we become in the likeness of the devil’s image, for he who sins is of the devil (1 John 3:8); but if we obey Jesus, in the image of God. For without holiness, we shall not see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).

    The oldest religion in the world is holiness (James 1:27). What religion did Adam and Eve follow before the fall? Jesus, Who became the last Adam, what religion does He follow? Is He not holy? He never told us to follow any religion or denomination but to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily, and follow Him (Luke 9:23). There are many false doctrines being taught leading people astray. This is why we need the Holy Spirit for discernment. Unlike religion, holiness cannot be created. It is given to us from above by the baptism of the Spirit. Jesus is more than a religion; He is about having a personal relationship with the Father. Start by reading the Gospel of Matthew, to hear the words of God, to know His character and commandments. Follow and obey Jesus, for He is the way, the truth, and the life!

  50. Celeste Cosimini says:

    God’s prayer.
    Me and my household will sleep good restorative sleep tonight.

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