Jesus said, “ Sleep and take your rest later on” (Matthew 26:45). There’s a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1). While sleeping in place of physically working is definitely condemned in the Bible , perhaps what is even more hurtful to ourselves is when we sleep in place of prayer.
The Top 10 Bible Verses to Read When You Can’t Sleep “When you lie down, you will not be afraid, when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” ( “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me.” ( “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
Loving God, please grant me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I can’t seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose and walk the path you’ve laid out for me.
“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.”
“The Bible says , ‘ He who loves to sleep and the folding of hands, poverty will set upon you like a thief in the night. ‘”
Biblical references to the number 3: Jesus died at 3 p.m. during an eclipse (as the Bible notes it turned dark at 3 in the afternoon), and the inverse of that would be 3 am, making it an hour of demonic activity, according to folklore; 3 is the number for the Trinity (father, son, and holy spirit); Jesus was in the
You can either pray your prayers in your mind or speak them out loud. God is able to hear your prayers either way!
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.
What Should I Do If I Can’t Sleep ? Start by trying to take your mind off any racing thoughts. Picture a relaxing scene that involves sleep and build that scene in your mind. If that doesn’t work and you’re still wide awake, try getting up for a short time. Avoid technology, like phones, computers, or TV.
Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You so that Your will may be my will. Dear God I ask for peace of mind. I pray that I am calm, collected and tranquil at all times today. I rest and relax in your presence.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith , we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Lord Jesus Christ, grant me the gift of understanding . Help me to understand the feelings of others, the desires of others, the goals of others. At the same time, help me to understand myself in my actions and reactions. Widen my vision beyond my own small world to embrace with knowledge and love the worlds of others.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray to God my soul to take. If I should live for other days, I pray the Lord to guide my ways.
2 Answers. Technically this is grammatically correct , however it is not common for someone to use the first person for both the subject and the direct object of a sentence, as it comes across as somewhat redundant. ” Now I lay down to sleep ” has the same meaning and is a more conventional way of saying this.
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 .