Bedtime prayers are a common and comforting tradition in many families. The hopes for a beautiful evening, sweet dreams, and looking forward to a new day are all wrapped up in in a sweet good evening message. Sometimes we share good evening prayer messages with a dear friend or family member but so often I’ve found that a peaceful evening alone with my heavenly father is exactly what I need at the end of the day.
Whether you are looking for a good evening prayer message to text your best friend, a quote for social media, or just a good night prayer between you and God then this list has you covered. I have put together the best good evening messages and prayers that I hope will be a part of your wonderful evening for a long time to come.
Good Evening Wishes
A Short Night Prayer By Max Lucado
Dear Lord, break me of the need to be busy pursuing a sense of self-worth. Make me secure in who You are and who You’ve made me to be, and as a result, teach me what it means to truly rest. Help me catch my breath. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
A Prayer For A Good Night’s Sleep By Rebecca Jordan
Grant me a good night’s sleep tonight, God, so that I can awake refreshed and ready to begin another day loving you. Thank you again for blessings so undeserved and too numerous to count. I love being your child, and I long for the word “faithful” to describe my service to you, each day of every year. When I awake in the morning, may it be with a joyful smile, not a grumpy spirit. May your protection and your presence bathe this place with peace and safety against the enemy. Good night, Lord. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Prayer For Reassurance By Tim Keller
As I lay down in sleep to safely wake again only by Your grace, keep me in a joyful, lively remembrance that whatever happens, I will someday know my final rising — the resurrection — because Jesus Christ lay down in death for me and rose for my justification. In His name I pray, Amen.
Prayer For Good Night’s Sleep By Lysa TerKeurst
Heavenly Father, who gives rest to His children — will You wash over me a peace that passes all understanding as I lay down to sleep tonight? I ask that You would ease the load of the burdens I am carrying. My desire is to be an effective mother, wife, and friend and I know my attitude, energy level, and spiritual life will not be sufficient to do this if I don’t have the deep spiritual rest You long to give me. Be merciful, O Lord, and give sweet sleep to Your child. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
A Prayer For Gratitude By Rebecca Jordan
Heavenly Father, my day is drawing to an end, and I’m ready to turn in. But before I do, I have to thank you for your faithfulness today. It’s always a good day, even when things may not go the way I plan, or when the world seems in chaos because you are in control.For all the times when I was aware of your help today, all the times when your unseen presence seemed so near, thank you, God. But for all the ways you worked behind the scenes, unknown to me, moments when heaven-sent angels moved on my behalf in ways I’ll never know, thank you for those also, Lord. Amen.
Nighttime Prayers For Children
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
May the angels watch me through the night,
And keep me in their blessed sight. Amen.
Child’s Evening Prayer
I hear no voice, I feel no touch,
I see no glory bright;
But yet I know that God is near,
In darkness as in light.
He watches ever by my side,
And hears my whispered prayer:
The Father for His little child
Both night and day doth care.
Father We Thank Thee By Rebecca Weston
Father, we thank thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.
God My Friend By Michael J. Edger III MS
God, my friend, it is time for bed.
Time to rest my sleepy head.
I pray to you before I do.
Please guide me down the path that’s true.
God, my friend, please bless my mother,
All your children–sisters, brothers.
Oh! And then there’s daddy, too–
He says I am his gift from you.
God, my friend, it is time to sleep.
I thank you for a soul unique,
And thank you for another day,
To run and jump and laugh and play!
God, my friend, it is time to go,
But before I do I hope you know,
I am thankful for my blessing, too,
And God, my friend, I love you.
Good Night Messages For A Good Morning
A Nighttime Prayer For Sleep By Rachel Wojo
I can’t sleep.
I’m tossing and turning.
I’m so thankful You never grow weary
And You never sleep.
I’m thankful that You are here with me right now,
Even when my mind won’t stop churning
And my head won’t stop spinning.
Even when I know that worrying gets me nowhere
And my heart needs to rely on You.
I need You — the Good Shepherd —
Because counting sheep just doesn’t work.
Would you comfort my heart as only You can?
Will you rescue me from my own spiral of thoughts?
For I know that when I rest in You,
peace like a river overflows my soul and
I can praise You in advance for sweet rest.
A Peaceful Prayer For Protection – Armenian Prayer
O Lord our God, keep us in peace during this night and at all times. Keep our hearts and thoughts secure in holy reverence for you, so that we may be protected at all times from the snares of the enemy. And let us offer blessing and glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Before You Go To Bed By Topher Haddox
Father, thank you for holding me together today. I needed you, and you were there for me. Thank you for every bit of love, mercy, and grace that was shown to me though I did not deserve it. Thank you for your faithfulness even in my suffering. To you alone be the glory. Amen.
Prayer For A Difficult Day By Christina Fox
Father, I can barely lift my eyes to you. It’s all I can do to cry out for help. Please extend your grace to me this day. Help me to see that you are in this and that you are with me. Help me to remember that you are not surprised or taken off guard by the events of this day. Forgive me for my fears about this day.
Forgive me for how I have complained and muttered about how hard this day has been. Forgive me for forgetting that you are with me. Forgive me for forgetting who I am because of what your Son, Jesus Christ, has done. Forgive me for failing to remember the glorious truths and riches I have because of the gospel. Father, hear my prayer. Grant me gospel hope in the midst of this hard day. Help me to cling to your grace, your wisdom, and your strength.
Goodnight Prayer For Anxiety By Renee Swoop
Dear Lord, please help me trust You and empower me through Your Spirit to stop my emotions from bossing me around. I want to quit worrying about what might happen and focus on what has already happened by remembering and praising You for Your faithfulness in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Bible Verses For Good Evening Text Messages
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. (Romans 16:20)
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)
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)
Simple Good Evening Prayer Messages
May God bless you with a pleasant evening and bright new hopes for a better tomorrow. Amen.
Almighty God, please help me to have a lovely evening with my family. Thank you for all the good things in my life. Amen.
Dear Lord, I am so grateful for each part of the day and all the wonderful parts of your creation I have been able to enjoy. Lord please be with me as the sun sets and I prepare to have a wonderful day tomorrow. Amen.
Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I ask that you would help me to have a good night’s rest and please give me the peace of mind that can only come from you. Amen.
Dear God, As the beautiful hues of twilight dance across the sky I thank you for a rewarding day. Lord grant me a blessed evening and sweet sleep. Amen.
Dear Father, Please help me to have a peaceful night after a long day’s work. I pray the angels of God will watch over our family. Amen.
God all great things come from you. Please Lord help me to have peaceful sleep and pleasant dreams. Amen.
Romantic Good Evening Messages
I know all you wish for now is to unwind from your day peacefully. I pray that you have a re-energizing sleep to start a new fresh day tomorrow. Good night honey.
Heavenly Father, as I lay down to sleep, I pray for my husband to be granted many more days on this earth. As he continues to work hard for his family and carry out all the duties at home and work. I ask that you continue to protect him and give him wisdom in all of his undertakings – and assure that he will be granted your grace and mercy throughout the day tomorrow.
No matter how long or short the night, I want you to know all will be well as I have prayed for you. Good night sweetheart!
Lord, I pray for my husband tonight. He is a great man. Help him to stay focused on the trials of today and be alert to the challenges that lie ahead tomorrow. Please let him know you are with him knowing he has strength, integrity, and purpose when he trusts in you completely
Forget the disappointments you experienced today, I pray for your tomorrow to be better. Have a peaceful night sweetheart.
Lord, I thank you for my husband. Thank you for bringing us together. When we married I knew he would be my best friend, but now I know that he is my everything. Hold him close tonight and comfort him when he is lonely and hurting. Be a light in the darkness for him and let your peace surround him. Bring him rest and peace this night and every night
Good night to my friend, husband, and lover. The man that I will love through the bad and good. Good night my best half and I hope you sleep well tonight thinking of us together.
You may feel alone and lost, but remember God is always there for you. I pray for God to give you the strength you need. Good night dear!
Darling, hope you had a wonderful day, I pray to God to give you a sound sleep as you rest your head on the pillow for the night. May the Lord be your protector, Good night, I love you.
As you sleep tonight, I want you to know I love you so much, and I always pray to God to give you the strength and energy you always need. Sleep tight, my love.
May the Lord protect you through the night until morning so that you can receive the blessings He has in store for you. Have a perfect night my love.
Good Evening Blessings For True Friends
May you find peace and rest in the comfort of tonight. Sweet dreams dear friend.
Good night, my friend! May you have a great day tomorrow.
As the sun sets, May your dreams be fulfilled. Good night.
Before you close your eyes, let go of all worries and remember how loved and appreciated you are.
Today was an awesome day, we had fun. Tomorrow will be better. Can’t wait. Good night my friend.
May the angels from heaven bring the sweetest of all dreams for you. May you have long and blissful sleep full of happy dreams. Good night my friend!
Sending loving energy your way as you drift off to sleep. Good night bestie.
Don’t let the negative thoughts run away with your dreams. Sleep tight, my dear friend. Good night.
No one knows what tomorrow holds. So, stop worrying and start dreaming. Good night my dear friends!
You have always excelled in life more than all of us. I always pray for your long health. Sleep well so that you may have a great day ahead. Good night, buddy.
Lord, watch over my friends, give them sweet dreams, and may they come true. Good night.
Don’t forget that life is beautiful and full of love. Rest well tonight.
The night is dark and long. I wish you a peaceful sleep which will take away all the tiredness. Good night dear. Have a sweet dream.
Good friends don’t make life perfect; they ensure all imperfections are easier to tolerate. Sleep in peace, my friend.
May your night be just like a lullaby; peaceful, calming, and filled with sweet dreams. Good night friend.
Good Evening Quotes
I have found that sometimes when my heart is heavy or even if I am just especially tired it is very comforting to recite The Lord’s Prayer or The Apostles’ Creed.
Because they are passages that I have long ago memorized it does not take much effort but still brings me with such peace and comfort at any time of day.
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God,
the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
He descended into hell;
on the third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy catholic church,
the communion of Saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
A Final Good Evening Prayer Message
I sincerely hope that the prayers provided have brought you comfort and peace of mind. May you find solace in the loving presence of Christ and feel a sense of calmness as you rest your head tonight. Remember that you are never alone and that the Lord is always with you. May you have a peaceful and rejuvenating night’s sleep, ready to face whatever the new day brings.