Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep , relax the tension of my body; calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong and loving arms.
“ 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.”
Reason 1: Prayer gives you the opportunity to reflect on your day and express gratitude and appreciation for your life. By praying at bedtime allows you to stop and think about all the things that happened to you during the day, and take those moments to feel the gratitude and appreciation for all the little moments.
Teach them to pray for healing by praying over their hurts, pain and sicknesses. Teach them to pray for forgiveness, by helping them to pray when they have sinned. Teach them to pray for others by sharing prayer request with them and praying together.
Is praying to God in your head the same as praying to God out loud? No. Although both forms of prayer have their own significance, their own time and place. If your prayer takes on the form of meditation, it is going to be an inner conversation with God, a silent ”in your head ” prayer .
But if you can stand, the prayer protocol is that one must stand to offer the prayer and if you can sit but can ‘t stand, then sitting is acceptable etc. However, if you want to offer the prayer lying in bed even if you can stand or sit, it’s between you and God. You can pray anywhere.
—used to express solemn ratification (as of an expression of faith) or hearty approval (as of an assertion)
Words of a children’s prayer : I pray the Lord my soul to keep . If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take .
“ Lord in heaven, hear my prayer, Keep me in your loving care. Be my guide in all I do. Bless all those who love me, too.”
This is the period to pray for God’s provision to be released (Luke 11:5-13; Acts 16: 3 ). It is also time for miracles and for applying the Blood of Jesus. Often, we are awakened during this time with dreams God has given to us.
7 Strong Prayers for Divine Promotion 1 Peter 5:6. Heavenly Father , I thank You for shaping and guiding my life and for this promotion. Genesis 12:2. Jesus , my Savior, I praise You because of Your divine favor over my life. Psalm 113: 7-8. Philippians 4:13 & 2 Timothy 1:7. Psalm 20:4 & Colossians 3:23. Daniel 2:21. Matthew 23:11.
Praying before bed allows you to Praise God and calm your mind before you sleep . It sets your mind on the things of God and not the things of the world. You can pray about the moments that challenged you throughout the day and give praise for the blessings you experienced.
How Can You Help Kids Pray with Confidence? Pray about it! Let your children see you praying . Set aside time to intentionally pray with your children . Make time for spontaneous prayer . Use a visual model to show them how easy prayer can be. Celebrate Answered Prayer . Help kids pray the Lord’s Prayer .
Begin with explaining to the children what love is. Use their parents as an example, and let them tell you how they know their parents love them. Then bring in the concept of God as a loving being who looks after them and wants the best for them, just like their parents.
But knowing how to pray is not always easy. Jesus’ disciples felt the same confusion. I hope they will encourage you to make 2021 a year of prayer . Know to whom you are speaking. Thank him. Ask for God’s will. Say what you need. Ask for forgiveness. Pray with a friend. Pray the Word. Memorize Scripture.