53+ Bible Verses for Sleep and Before Bed

Shaun Connell.
Last updated
April 2, 2024

Finding peace and comfort before we rest at night can sometimes be a challenge in our busy lives. During these quiet moments, we seek solace in our faith, turning to the word of God to find tranquility and assurance. This collection of 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes is designed to help you relax, reflect, and find peace before you sleep. Each scripture and quote has been carefully selected to uplift your spirit and encourage a restful night.

The importance of ending our day with a moment of reflection and connection with God cannot be overstated. It’s a time to cast away our worries, give thanks for our blessings, and entrust our cares to Him who watches over us. We invite you to deeper understanding and peace through these passages. Let the words resonate in your heart, and may you find the comfort and guidance you seek as you prepare for rest.

Peaceful Rest in God’s Care

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28

"I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety."

- Psalm 4:8

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;"

- Philippians 4:6

"In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety."

- Psalm 4:8

"Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

- Psalm 55:22

Trust in God’s Faithfulness

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;"

- Proverbs 3:5

"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures;"

- Psalm 23:1-2

"But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31

"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.'"

- Hebrews 13:5

"Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass."

- Psalm 37:5

"The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth."

- Psalm 145:18

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

- Psalm 91:1

Guidance and Protection Through the Night

"He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler."

- Psalm 91:4

"I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me."

- Psalm 3:5


"By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life."

- Psalm 42:8

"Behold, He who
keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep."

- Psalm 121:4

"The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them."

- Psalm 34:7

"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety."

- Psalm 4:8

"For He will give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways."

- Psalm 91:11

"The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul."

- Psalm 121:7

Renewal and Strength for Tomorrow

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31 

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."

- 2 Corinthians 4:16

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

- Jeremiah 29:11

"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

- Psalm 118:24

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."

- Lamentations 3:22-23

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

- 1 Peter 5:7

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13

Comfort in God’s Presence

"The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalm 27:1

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."

- Psalm 46:1

"Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."

- Psalm 55:22

"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

- Isaiah 41:10

"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 8:38-39

"Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."

- James 4:8

"The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing."

- Zephaniah 3:17

Gratitude and Thanksgiving Before Sleep

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."

- Psalm 107:1

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."

- Psalm 100:4

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."

- Philippians 4:6

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."

- Colossians 3:15

"I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."

- Psalm 9:1

"Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."

- Ephesians 5:20

"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

- 1 Corinthians 15:57

Surrendering Worries to God

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?"

- Matthew 6:25

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

- Isaiah 41:10

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."

- 1 Peter 5:6-7 

"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."

- Psalm 56:3

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

- Matthew 6:34

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

- John 14:27

"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you."

- Isaiah 26:3 

Finding Joy in the Lord

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!"

- Philippians 4:4

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

- Psalm 118:24 

"The joy of the LORD is your strength."

- Nehemiah 8:10

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."

- John 15:11

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13 

"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."

- Psalm 5:11

"Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete."

- John 16:24

Christian Quotes

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

- Max Lucado

"Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them."

- Elisabeth Elliot

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength."

- Corrie ten Boom


"Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of Christ."

- Sheila Walsh

"God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies."

- Hudson Taylor

"To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing."

- Martin Luther

"The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience."

- Oswald Chambers


As we come to the end of our day, reflecting on these scriptures and quotes reminds us of God's everlasting presence and love. Let these words guide you into a peaceful rest, knowing that you are held in the hands of a loving Father. May your sleep be restful and your spirit rejuvenated for the day to come.

"In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety."

- Psalm 4:8 

"I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me."

- Psalm 3:5 

"You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."

- Isaiah 26:3 

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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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