8 Bedtime Prayers for Kids: Beautiful Night Time Words

8 Bedtime Prayers for Kids: Beautiful Night Time Words

Parenting and nurturing children is not all about providing for their needs. Christian values substantially influence a child’s development even when they become adults because they will never depart from them. 

One way of instilling these values in your child’s life is by praying for and with them every night as they go to bed. Create a daily routine and spare time for these prayers to lead them to the right way. 

Here are eight amazing samples you can embrace.

1) Short Bedtime Prayer for Kids

Short Bedtime Prayer for Kids
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“Heavenly Father, 

Thank You for the gift of this day. We are grateful for your provision of food, good health, and a loving home. 

As we prepare to sleep, may You be with these little ones. Protect them from nightmares and anything that may disrupt their sleep and peace. Let them see tomorrow safely, O Lord.

In Jesus’ name, we pray and believe. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

As a Christian parent, it’s your responsibility to lead your children to Christ Jesus.

Many parents have established a routine of just a bedtime story and a goodnight kiss. Kids should know that praising the Lord every night before they sleep is essential for protecting them all day. 

Like King Solomon says in Proverbs 3:24, “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet”.

Read this scripture for your children alongside the above prayer before they sleep.

Also pray these short prayers against bad dreams (for someone).

2) Beautiful Night Time Prayer for Kids

Beautiful Night Time Prayer for Kids
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“Everlasting Father, 

What a great day You have blessed us with today. Thank You for watching over us throughout the day. We went about our duties confidently and safely, and we are grateful. 

As my beautiful children sleep, please grant them a peaceful night so they can dream only about You. Keep them warm throughout the night, and bless their day tomorrow. 

Thank You, Father. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Children are blessings from the Lord. However, due to their still-developing mindset, they may not know how to grow their relationship with Him.

As a parent, you can enhance your child’s faith by teaching them how to pray before sleep and leading as an example. 

Prayer is the most powerful way of showing love and affection to your kids besides the gifts, playtime, and great meals. Use the above sample to thank the Lord for His goodness over their lives and ask for their safety. 

3) Short Kids Prayer Before Bed

Short Kids Prayer Before Bed
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“Dear Lord, 

Thank You for the most precious gift in my life, my kids. This prayer is to keep them safe as they sleep. Please summon the Holy Spirit to watch over them and keep them safe from the devil’s plans. 

May You fill them with faith and teach them to believe in You. Lord, continue making me a good parent so I may bring them up correctly. 

I pray this, trusting and believing in Your name. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Praying for your kids before bed is a wonderful practice that every parent or guardian should develop early enough. Actually, you can start as early as they are a day old to create that strong bond between them and God. 

As they grow older, teach them how to pray with you; soon, they will do it themselves. You can also read them a few scriptures from the Children’s Bible, which is easy for them to understand, especially if they are three years old and above.

Some great examples are:

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” — 2 Timothy 1:7;

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves.” — Psalms 127:2;

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” — Psalm 56:3.

Also try these miracle prayers for a good night of sleep.

4) Nightly Prayer for Children

Nightly Prayer for Children
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“Dear God, 

Thank You for my children. Please protect them as they sleep and help them grow in Your favor. Lord, listen to their heart desires, including what they do not tell me. 

I pray that You help them succeed in their everyday milestones. Strengthen them and increase their wisdom as they continue to grow older. 

Thank You for being their source of hope. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Why pray for your children before they sleep? First, it teaches them gratefulness from an early age, builds their faith and trust in God, and boosts their discipline.

You can be assured of a less anxious child and one who’s closer to you if you consistently pray for them every night. 

Another benefit of nightly prayer for kids is teaching them about forgiveness. This is when you can ask God to rectify any misbehavior they may have shown during the day.

What better way to instill respect and compassion into children than praying for and with them?

5) Children’s Bedtime Prayer Against Nightmares

Children’s Bedtime Prayer Against Nightmares
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“Loving Father, 

I come before You this hour with a grateful heart for the blessing of beautiful children. Please, may You give them a peaceful night of sleep and protect them from all nightmares. 

Please remove every thought or imagination that may bring restlessness in their sleep. I pray for nothing but peace of mind today and every night. 

In Jesus’ name, I pray and believe. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Many children experience nightmares as the most common response to traumas and unfavorable situations like accidents, natural calamities, injuries, or severe punishment. For other kids, it may be due to watching scary TV shows or reading such books. 

All in all, nightmares are naturally unpleasant because they make kids feel scared and upset. You can always pray against them every night as your child sleeps. 

Even so, it would be best to acknowledge that this is part of the growth of these little, super-active minds. Therefore, be patient with them and reassure them that all is well.

Still, be keen on what’s happening around your child to the extent of triggering nightmares as a preventive measure.

Also pray these prayers for your grandchildren.

6) Bedtime Prayer for Kids For a Good Night of Sleep 

Bedtime Prayer for Kids For a Good Night of Sleep
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“God, Our Redeemer, 

Thank You for this day that You have given unto us. I bring these kids before You as they head to bed, praying that You may grant them a good night of sleep. 

Protect them from nightmares and keep them safe from all unfortunate situations. I pray they may continue growing in grace and boldness that pleases You. 

I ask this in Your precious name. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

It’s a fantastic experience to watch your child grow. As a parent, you should ensure they develop evenly in all aspects possible, including physically, mentally, emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually. 

This bedtime prayer not only attracts a good night of sleep but also deepens your child’s relationship with God. A spiritually stable child is strong against all odds, even when they become adults.

And like Isaiah 32:18 says, the Lord’s people “will live in harmonious dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.”

7) Prayer for God to Bless Children before They Fall Asleep

Prayer for God to Bless Children before They Fall Asleep
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“Merciful God, 

I seek Your blessings this night for these children before they fall asleep. You who determines the number of stars and calls each by name, I believe that You will indeed watch over these little ones through the night. 

I pray they find favor in everything they do and everywhere they go. Please let their words, thoughts, and actions align with Your desires for them. 

I ask this in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

The Word of God repeatedly reminds us that He is the source of all the blessings we pray for daily. Therefore, you can courageously trust in Him to shower your children from all corners of their lives with favor. 

Sometimes, life may press you that you forget what you already have. While you pray, remember what the Lord has done for your kids and thank Him.

Surely, God, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield” — Psalm 5:12.

Also save these prayers for a struggling son.

8) Prayer to Protect My Children at Night

Prayer to Protect My Children at Night
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“Glorious God, 

I am grateful for the children You blessed me with. This hour, I pray that You may protect them as they sleep. I speak against the spirit of nightmares, insomnia, and a poor sleeping pattern. 

May You extend Your protection to them when they are in school. Let them trust in You more every day for their concerns. Summon Your angels upon this entire house and every other child out there. 

Thank You, my Lord. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

You may wish to always be with your children, but it’s almost impossible. By the end of the day, they will have to sleep by themselves. There’s no point in being worried when you can always pray to the Lord to take over your responsibility as you also sleep

In fact, His protection supersedes you by far, even when you sleep with your kid right next to you.

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods” — Psalms 40:4.

Let the Lord take the wheel, and everything will be well.

Before you leave, try these Wednesday night prayers and blessings.

Can I Say Prayers for Any Child?

Why not? You can say these prayers for any child, whether your niece, nephew, or a friend’s child.

Matthew 19:14 urges believers to let all the little children come to Jesus and not prevent them, for the Heavenly kingdom belongs to such as them. Bedtime prayers are an excellent way of taking children to the Lord and can be said for any kid. 

Can I Print These Prayers and Pray Later?

Sure. You can put these prayers in hard copies and say them later.

Actually, if you print several copies and distribute them among the children, they will study them and start praying for themselves in no time.

As a parent, you can stick a bedtime prayer next to your baby’s bed

Say These Prayers Every Night

You should say these prayers every night to strengthen your child’s faith and connection with God.

Consistency is the key to ensuring your child gets all the Christian values they require in their development.

Most importantly, remember to teach them patiently how to pray independently as much as you pray for them. 

Enjoy Our Beatiful Prayers!

This amazing article teaches you to pray for your children as they head to sleep. Hopefully, they will be helpful as you strive to nurture a God fearing child.

You can also share these prayers with a Sunday school teacher or another parent, and you will be blessed. 

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