May. 27, 2016

Prayer for sleep and rest

Lord we approach your throne of grace once again in the name of Jesus. Your word says in Psalm3:5 I lay down and slept and I awoke for the Lord sustained me. Lord we pray the same would apply to us as well. As you know Lord, our bodies need to sleep to function properly. I pray that you give us a good night's sleep. There are so many of your children struggling with sleep. We take authority on the enemy's attack on our sleep. Psalm4:8 I will both lie down in peace and sleep for you O Lord make me dwell in safety. Lord we bring your word before you as you have said and we claim our sleep. We take back what the enemy stole from us. We take back our rest and refreshing. We reclaim our sleep so our bodies can be refreshed and renewed. Lord, we commit our cares over unto you. We lay our burdens over at your feet. We release unto you the cares and concerns of the day. We give you all our worries and our cares. We cast all our cares on you for we know you care for us. We plead the blood of Jesus as a covering of protection round about us and say to the enemy 'back off in Jesus name'. As the Psalmist says "I will lie down and sleep for the Lord sustains me and makes me to dwell in safety" Thank you Lord for granting unto your children sleep in Jesus name.