7 Strong Prayers For Insomnia – Pray These When You Can’t Sleep

Pray these prayers for insomnia when you cannot get to sleep.

Prayers against insomnia are a powerful way to finally get the rest you need at bedtime. Your body needs time to rejuvenate and thank God that His Word is full of promises for restful sleep that belong to you.

If you cannot sleep, here are some strong prayers for sleeplessness:

A Prayer For When You Simply Can't Fall Asleep

Father God, I come against insomnia right now. I know that it is not of You and I rebuke it. I desire a restful sleep. I bind whatever is hindering my ability to sleep and I rebuke it in Jesus' Name. I ask You for sweet sleep and blessed dreams as I rest right now. I take comfort in knowing You are with me as I sleep. Amen.

Battle Prayer For Sleep

Dear God, I marvel that You have given me the authority to come against the enemy and all of His strategies! I have authority in Christ and that includes battling against anything that would stop me from sleeping. On the authority of Your Word, I close any inlet the enemy is using to cause insomnia. In Jesus' Name, I command all evil to go right now. I pray for sweet sleep as I close my eyes. Amen.

Prayer Against Sleeplessness

Heavenly Father, the enemy wants to attack me and stop me from sleeping. I recognize his evil strategies. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy! Not this time! I speak confusion into his camp. I have the Spirit of Christ in me and that means I have a supernatural peace. Fill me up with that peace now. Calm my mind and my heart, Lord. My sleep shall be full and complete, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Prayer For Promised Sleep

Precious Father, the Bible is full of promises for a good sleep. Those promises belong to me in Christ. I am finding it hard to sleep and I know that this is not of You. I ask You for wisdom if there is anything I am doing to allow this to happen. For those outside forces that are causing insomnia, I rebuke them right now. When I lie down, I will not be afraid for You bless me when I sleep. My sleep will be sweet and I thank You for it. Amen.

Prayer For God's Presence As You Sleep

Dear God, I invite Your presence into this place right now. Fill the atmosphere with Your mighty angels, in Jesus' Name. There is none like You. All shall bow in the presence of Your glory. As the enemy looks to rob me of sleep, rescue me now from his attacks. You never sleep, nor slumber, and that means You will watch over me as I sleep. I put my trust in You to end any sleeplessness. In Jesus' Name, amen.

Fearless Prayer Against Insomnia

O Lord, I don't receive the spirit of fear in my life. You have not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind! Hallelujah! When I think of what is going on in my life fear tries to take hold of me. I rebuke it, in Jesus' Name. The plans of the enemy will not come to pass for You are my Refuge. The righteous have never been forsaken. Your promise for a peaceful sleep is mine and I rest on it now. Amen.

Victorious Sleep Prayer

Father, thank You that I am more than a conqueror. There is no weapon that will ever defeat me. Sleeplessness has no power over me! I belong to You and I am a child of God! I am blessed and highly favored! I am more than a conqueror and that includes victory over insomnia! Thank You Lord. Amen.

Pray for God's help when you need to sleep.

Bible Scripture Verses On Insomnia

Psalms 4:8 - I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

Proverbs 3:24 - When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Psalms 145:18 - The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Philippians 4:6-7 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.   

James 1:5-7 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.   

Philippians 4:12-13 - I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

James 1:5 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

John 15:7 - If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 16:24 - Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

John 14:16 - And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

What is the sleeping prayer?

Here is the sleeping prayer:

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.

How can I overcome insomnia immediately?

The following are insomnia tips to help you fall asleep:

  1. Establish the habit of going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day.
  2. Avoid caffeine and other stimulants, especially closer to bedtime
  3. Try not to nap if you can help it. Napping can disturb your overnight sleeping patterns.
  4. When you do go to sleep don't be overactive. Try to stick to calming activities such as praying to God, reading, or practicing deep breathing to calm down.
  5. Get your muscles moving on a regular basis whether that is cardio and/or working out.
  6. Do not consume anything before you go to bed. If you drink or eat, this can cause your body to become active making it difficult to sleep.
  7. Ensure you're comfortable when you're in bed. If you are uncomfortable in any way, sometimes that is enough to experience insomnia.

How do you fall alseep when you can't fall alseep?

The best thing to do is to get your mind to slow down. Yes, easier said than done but, start by closing your eyes and picturing relaxing scenery. Breathe deeply, holding your breath when inhaling and emptying your lungs when exhaling. Then, start counting backwards from 100. Most people never count down to 1 before they're asleep. If this doesn't help, get up for a short while and have a drink of water. Open a book, such as the Bible, and start reading. Oftentimes reading can slow a person's mind down enough to get a yawn, prompting them to go back to bed.

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Written by Daniel - Prayer Warrior ๐Ÿ™

One of the top online prayer warriors Daniel, the creator and founder of Daily Effective Prayer hails from a small town on the West Coast of Canada. He has garnered much acclaim for his 1400+ prayer videos and 130+ million views on YouTube. Daniel is a fired up man of God who is passionate about praying for people around the world.

When he is not praying in front of his computer, Daniel spends his time with God, his family, and friends. An admitted Bible fanatic, he feeds his addiction to God's Word by watching many commentaries on video to grasp as much of the scriptures as he can so that he can create Bible-based prayer for people.

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