12 Bible Verses and Powerful Prayers Against Bad Dreams

12 Bible Verses and Powerful Prayers Against Bad Dreams

Prayer has long been considered a source of solace and protection against unsettling bad dreams.

Through prayer, we get a sense of spiritual refuge, and we find inner peace and reassurance.

Prayer before sleep can help calm the mind, ease anxieties, and create a barrier against intrusive thoughts and dreams.

Connecting with faith and seeking God’s guidance through prayer serves as a powerful shield, comforting and protecting us.

Prayer will ward off the darkness of nightmares. God gives us hope and serenity, and we sleep in peace.  


(Great video on a Bedtime Prayer For Sleep Protection )


Psalm 4:8: - Peaceful Sleep

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

Dear Lord Jesus, As I lay down to rest my weary body and mind, I come before You with a humble heart. I thank You for the gift of this day and for the blessings You have bestowed upon me.

Now, I ask for Your guidance and protection as I enter the realm of sleep. Lord, grant me peaceful and undisturbed rest tonight.

Calm the worries and anxieties that may be lingering in my heart, replacing them with a deep sense of tranquility. Watch over me, my loved ones, and all those who may need Your comfort tonight.

I surrender myself to Your loving care. I trust in Your wisdom and strength to guard my dreams and shield me from any unsettling thoughts or nightmares.

Surround me with Your heavenly presence, and may Your angels stand over my bed, keeping me safe throughout the night.

We know that you see us God, and that thought alone brings us peace. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.


Psalm 91:5-6 - Sleep with no fear.

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

Dear God, As I prepare to lay down my head to rest, I come before You with a heart filled with trust and hope. I ask for Your grace and protection so I can sleep without fear.

Lord, you are the ultimate source of strength and love, and I place my fears and anxieties in Your caring hands.

Please calm the troubled thoughts that may haunt me as I close my eyes. Let Your peace wash over me; replace all fear with a deep sense of security.

I trust in the blood of Jesus Christ to release my worries, knowing that You are always by my side. Help me to remember that Your presence is a light in the darkest of nights, dispelling all shadows of fear.

Grant me the serenity to surrender to the peace that only You can provide. You have given us so many great Bible stories to help us conquer our fears. I am so thankful for this.

Tonight, I entrust my sleep to Your loving care. May Your divine protection surround me, and may I wake up refreshed, renewed, and free from fear.

Thank you, Lord, for your unwavering love and comfort. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.  


(Prayers that Help You To Fall Asleep In God's Presence) 


Psalm 34:4 - Deliverance from fears

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

God of Peace, I come before You with a heart burdened by fears that have taken hold of me. Lord, I know that You are a God of deliverance, and I humbly ask for Your help in overcoming these fears that weigh me down.

Remind us of your words that help us defeat fear. I surrender my anxieties and apprehensions into Your loving and capable hands.

Please grant me the strength to face my fears with courage and faith, knowing that You are with me every step of the way. Replace my fear with Your peace, and my doubts with trust.

Lord, I know that You have not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind. Help me to tap into that spirit within me and cast out the fears that have held me captive for too long.

I trust in Your promise of deliverance, and I ask for Your guidance to walk the path of freedom from fear. Fill my heart with Your love, grace, and confidence, so that I may live a life free from the shackles of anxiety and doubt.

Thank you, Lord, for your boundless love and for hearing my prayer. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.  




Psalm 23:4 - God comforts me.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.

O Mighty God, In this moment of need, I come before You, my refuge and my strength. I humbly ask for Your comforting presence to envelop me, for I am in need of Your peace and solace.

Lord, You are the source of all comfort, the One who heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. I bring before You the burdens that weigh heavily on my heart, the worries that trouble my mind, and the pain that I bear.

Wrap Your loving arms around me, dear God, and let Your Holy Spirit fill my heart with Your soothing and reassuring presence. In the midst of my troubles, help me to feel Your unwavering love and know that You are always with me.

Grant me the strength to find comfort in Your promises, to trust in Your plan, and to know that Your ways are higher than my own. Help me to cast my cares upon You, for You care for me.

I surrender my anxieties and sorrows to You, knowing that You are the ultimate source of comfort and peace.

Thank You for being my shelter in the storm, my hope in times of despair, and my constant companion. In the comforting and loving love of Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen.  



Psalm 127:2 - His beloved will sleep.

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

O Lord, I come before You with a heart filled with gratitude and awe, recognizing that we are Your beloved children-. Thank You for the immeasurable love and grace You bestow upon us each day.

Lord, I am thankful for the simple yet profound gift of sleep, a time of rest and rejuvenation that You have graciously provided for us.

In the quiet moments of the night, I am reminded of Your tender care, for You give Your beloved sleep. As I lay down to rest, I am comforted by the knowledge that I am Yours, and that Your love surrounds me like a warm embrace.

In the stillness of the night, I find solace in Your presence, knowing that You watch over me and guard my dreams.

Thank You, dear God, for the peace that comes from being Your beloved. May I always treasure this precious gift of sleep as a reminder of Your unfailing love and care?

In Your name, I offer this prayer of gratitude. Amen.  



Psalm 27:1 - Nothing to fear.

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?

O mighty God, I bow before You with a heart overflowing with gratitude and praise. I thank You, Lord, for the profound realization that in Your presence, there is nothing to fear.

You are the source of all strength and comfort, and I find solace in Your unchanging love. God, I know you want us to live a life of strength and courage.

In a world often filled with uncertainty and apprehension, I am grateful for the unwavering certainty that You are with me.

Your word tells me to fear not, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff comfort me. You are my refuge, my fortress, my rock, and my salvation.

Thank You for the peace that surpasses all understanding and that guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. With You as my guide, I know that I can face any challenge, overcome any obstacle, and navigate any storm.

Your love casts out all fear, and I am reassured by Your promises. I offer this prayer of thanks, knowing that in Your embrace, there is no room for fear.

Help me to walk in Your light, to trust in Your plan, and to live a life filled with faith, hope, and love.

With a heart full of gratitude, I lift this prayer to You, knowing You are always there to guide and protect me in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.



Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon will harm us.

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication comes from me, declares the Lord.

We come in the Spirit of the Lord to ask for help from evil dreams. These dreams have caused me much harm. I do not get enough sleep because of these scary dreams.

And now I am struggling with pain, and need your healing. These awful dreams have caused me so much trouble.

I ask you to take away the horrible dream and send God-given dreams that will allow me to sleep in peace. I ask this in the name of the Lord. Amen.


Isaiah 41:10 - God is with us

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 hand.

God, I am asking for peaceful dreams tonight.  There are evil movements of wicked spirits in the night. I have had horrible nightmares.

I know that these dreams are part of spiritual warfare.  I know that through the power of the Holy Spirit, I can sleep in perfect peace.

I am asking you, the prince of peace, to give me sweet dreams.  I pray that you will be with the children of God. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.  



Proverbs 3:24 - Lie down in sweet sleep.

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Dear Jesus, I am coming to you asking for sweet sleep and good dreams. I know I don't need to fear the power of the enemy as long as I am covered by the blood of the lamb.

I can sleep knowing you have good things planned for my life. Christ hath promised to be with me as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.

I know that means I can trust in the spirit of truth to protect me.


Philippians 4:6-7 - There is no need for anxiety.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Heavenly Father, I come before You with a heart full of gratitude and praise for the comforting truth that, in Your presence, there is no need for anxiety.

You are the source of peace, and I thank You for the calm that Your love and grace bring into my life. God, you give instant relief, we have no reason to be anxious.

Lord, I recognize that anxiety often creeps into my heart when I forget to place my trust in You.

Your sovereignty and the certainty that Your plans for me are always good I release my worries and fears into Your capable hands, knowing that You are in control.

Thank You for the promise that I can cast all my anxieties on You because You care for me. I am grateful for the peace that surpasses understanding, which guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

Help me to keep my focus on You, to seek Your guidance, and to trust in Your perfect timing.

As I offer this prayer of thanks, I surrender my anxiety to You, knowing that it has no place in the presence of Your boundless love.

Grant me the wisdom and strength to walk in faith and serenity, for I believe that with You, there is no need for anxiety. In Your holy and comforting name, I pray. Amen.  



John 16:33 - God has overcome the world.

I have said these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Heavenly Father, I bow before You in humble gratitude for the profound truth that You have overcome the world. In a world often filled with trials, tribulations, and uncertainties, I find peace knowing you are going to win in the end.

Lord, Your Word reminds us that in this world we will face troubles, but You have triumphed over them all. You are the source of our hope and the wellspring of our strength.

Thank You for the peace that comes from knowing that, through You, we can navigate the challenges of life.

I praise You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who conquered sin and death, making a way for us to find eternal life and victory over the world's darkness.

Your love and grace have transformed our lives, and we are eternally grateful. In Your triumphant name, we pray. Amen.


1 Peter 5:7 - Give God your anxieties.

Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.

Heavenly Father, I come before You today with a heart heavy with anxieties and worries that burden my soul. Lord, I recognize that I cannot carry these anxieties alone, and I humbly offer them to You.

I release each worry, fear, and uncertainty, one by one, into Your loving and capable hands. You are the Creator of the universe, the One who knows the depths of my heart, and I trust in Your perfect wisdom and unfailing love.

Take these anxieties and replace them with Your peace. Help me to remember Your promises, for You have told us not to be anxious about anything but to pray about everything.

I thank You for the assurance that You hear my prayers and that You care for every aspect of my life. Thank You for the freedom that comes from entrusting my anxieties to You. In Your holy and comforting n