Are You Protected By God’s Loving Arms Throughout The Night?
Do you remember when you were a small child, how your parents would walk you to your room, sit down and read you a “bedtime story?” After they finished the story you would jump out of bed and kneel down beside your bed and begin: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. May God guard me through the night, and wake me with the morning’s light. Amen!” This simple little prayer could be heard around the world. Almost every child knew the words and happily said them every night. Think about the words in that prayer, simple, yet it says everything you need for God to keep you safe while you sleep.
The children’s prayer quoted above maybe a little too simple to repeat at your present age, but what if it’s not; what if that’s all you need, just ask God for His protection; children always seem to be able to speak those words so much better than an adult. When we reach adulthood, we become cynical and have a tendency to over-think almost everything we do. While we do need to talk to God each night, we do not need a 5,000-word essay. All you need to say is: “Father God, great and mighty full of peace and love, please wrap your Holy Spirit around me to watch over me, guide my dreams and keep me safe from harm while I sleep.”
Bible Verses For Nighttime Prayer.
I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.Psalms 3:5
NOTE: There is absolutely no reason to worry about your safety when God is looking over you; He, with His band of Angels, is caring for you every minute of every day. He cares for you and will not allow evil things to happen if you believe in and follow Him. Never fear for when you ask, He is always there “protecting and watching over you!”
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.Psalms 4:8
NOTE: When you have faith in the Lord, you will have no fear of anyone harming you during the night for you know He is always there and when you ask, always keeping the evil away from you and keeping you safe while you sleep. If you think about it you may find that you are closer to God while you sleep than at any other time; when you sleep you sometimes have visions, called dreams, which guide you into his arms and through to the next day.
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home, for he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.Psalms 91:1-16
NOTE: This scripture is almost all you need in any situation, it tells you that God is always going to be there beside you guiding and protecting you as long as you are looking to Him for your shelter. God loves each of us so much that He continually forgives us the deepest, darkest sins we commit every day. All God wants is for you to come to Him with every care, worry, and need; He created you as His most prized and cherished creation and nothing can keep you from Him or take you away from Him.
You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security.Proverbs 3:24-26
NOTE: When God says He is your security, you can believe He is! He is always watching you; God knows every thought in your head before you even think it and therefore you have nothing to fear for He is always “one step ahead.” Our Lord is continually telling you to “fear not” for He is with you and will comfort and protect you. Have faith in His word for He never breaks a promise.
Conclusion – Praying Prayers At Night
The most enduring promise from God is that He will always be there for you in times of trouble and insecurity. His mighty wings are always waiting to wrap you in safety; God doesn’t just “drop by to see how you’re doing once in a while” He is there always; always tending to your needs; always making sure that when you ask for security during the dark hours, He is there to provide it; His wonderful radiating golden light will continually shine in the darkest places. No sun, stars, or moon is needed, as God’s love and light dissipate total darkness throughout all the universes made by God’s hands.
Know God and show Him your deep, sincere love and loyalty every time you speak a prayer to Him; praise Him every time you look at the beauty on this earth by simply saying “thank you!”; every time you feel your heart beating or listen to small children playing in a park remember how much God has blessed you in all things just to ensure your safety and well-being.
God only asks that you obey His commands and show your love and respect to Him; give Him your entire heart, not just little pieces of it here and there. If you truly want to live with God in His realm as one of His children and heirs, then do His bidding and continue building your faith, giving all glory to Him and knowing He, the Ancient One and Holy of Holies, is completely trustworthy in all things.