10 Best Bible Verses to Help You Sleep

In peace I will lie down and fall asleep,
    for you alone, Lord, make me secure.
Psalm 4:9

10 Best Bible Verses to Help You Sleep

Are you having trouble sleeping? If so, you are not alone. Millions of people around the world struggle in this area and much of it is due to stress. When we have had excessive thoughts racing through our minds all day, it is no wonder we have difficulty winding down at the end of it. And while there are many helpful remedies to assist with better sleep (i.e. proper diet, exercise, limiting phone use, etc.), there is only one remedy that offers lasting and healing help for stressful thoughts. We need soothing messages that replace negative news with positive news, stress with peace, worry with encouragement. We need a lasting remedy for our minds! And that can only come from God.

If you have been struggling with sleep lately, look no further than God’s Word. If you are not used to reading the Bible this may seem non-conventional, but it is a method that has been used for centuries. It is the only Word this side of Heaven that is capable of quieting your soul and giving you the lasting peace you need. Moreover, God’s Word will transform the way you think altogether … and when that happens, you will (finally) achieve a good nights sleep every night.

As you prayerfully read over these 10 Best Bible Verses to Help You Sleep, allow God’s Word to come over your spirit and relax your heart and mind. Prayerfully read over these verses slowly. As you do, you will feel yourself getting sleepier and sleepier. Do this every night and you will be well on your way to a rested, peaceful and recharged life!

Best Bible Verses to Help You Sleep

Psalm 4:9

In peace I will lie down and fall asleep,
    for you alone, Lord, make me secure.

Matthew 6:33-34

But seek first the Kingdom [of God] and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself...

Psalm 91:1-5

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
    who abide in the shade of the Almighty,
Say to the Lord, “My refuge and fortress,
    my God in whom I trust.”
He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare,
    from the destroying plague,
He will shelter you with His pinions,
    and under His wings you may take refuge;
    His faithfulness is a protecting shield.
You shall not fear the terror of the night
    nor the arrow that flies by day

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

Psalm 121:2-8

I raise my eyes toward the mountains.
    From whence shall come my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
    or your guardian to sleep.
Behold, the guardian of Israel
    never slumbers nor sleeps.
The Lord is your guardian;
    the Lord is your shade
    at your right hand.
By day the sun will not strike you,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will guard you from all evil;
    he will guard your soul.
The Lord will guard your coming and going
    both now and forever.

Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord is my shepherd;
    there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures He makes me lie down;
    to still waters He leads me;
     He restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
    for the sake of His Name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil, for You are with me;
    Your rod and Your staff comfort me.

You set a table before me
    in front of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Indeed, goodness and mercy will pursue me
    all the days of my life;
I will dwell in the House of the Lord
    for endless days.

Philippians 4:6-9

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things … then the God of peace will be with you.

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy, and My burden light.”

Psalm 29:11

May the Lord give might to His people;
    may the Lord bless His people with peace!

Isaiah 26:3-4

With firm purpose You maintain peace;
    in peace, because of our trust in You.
Trust in the Lord forever!
    For the Lord is an eternal Rock.

Proverbs 3:24

When you lie down, you will not be afraid,
    when you rest, your sleep will be sweet.

Psalm 3:6

I lie down and I fall asleep,
    [and] I will wake up, for the Lord sustains me.

See also:
3 Best Psalms to Help You Sleep
Best Bible Verses for Insomnia

Most Powerful Psalm of Protection: Psalm 91
10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving
19 Best Psalms for Healing
7 Powerful Psalms for a Financial Breakthrough
28 Best Bible Verses for Answered Prayer
Powerful Prayer for a Miracle
The Warriors Prayer: Putting on the Armor of God

What Scripture talks about sleep?

Jesus said, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Behold, the hour is at hand…” (Matt. 26:45). While the Bible makes clear that sleep is important, sleeping in place of physical work (doing what God has called you to do) is condemned. More so, and perhaps what is even more harmful to ourselves and our lives is when we sleep instead of praying.

What should I pray before going to sleep?

“Now I lay me down to sleep. 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. Father, unto thee I pray, Thou hast guarded me all day; Safe I am while in Thy sight, Safely let me sleep tonight. Bless my friends; the whole world bless them; Help me to learn helpfulness; Keep me always in Thy sight; So to all I say goodnight.”

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