Bible Verses About Peaceful Sleep

10 Peaceful Sleep Scriptures


You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly.  

Proverbs 3:24


For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.

 Psalm 34:7


"The Lord himself will fight for you.  Just stay calm."

Exodus 14:14


Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.  

Psalm 103:20


For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  

2 Timothy1:7 


"My Presence will go with you, and I will give your rest."

 Exodus 33:14


In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

Psalm 4:8


Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.

Psalm 103:20


Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will!  

Psalm 103:21


I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.  

Psalm 34:4


  "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don't be troubled or afraid."  

John 14:27

Cute Bedtime Stories for Your Kids

I found the cutest bedtime story book about what dinosaurs do while you sleep.  Every November these parents of 4 little children would creatively make it the month of Dinovember.   At night they would create elaborate displays around their home using their children's plastic dinosaurs.  When the kids would wake up they would find what the dinosaurs did while they were sleeping.  It encouraged their children to go to sleep in a fun and creative way.   Check out some of these cute dinosaur pictures to get some idea's of your own.   They have been so popular they have turned them into books.  

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure

Your kids will like these books and they can give you some great idea's on how to creatively get your kids to go to sleep and stay asleep.

10 Peaceful Sleep Bible Verses for Kids

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need Anyway?

Kids at different ages need different amounts of sleep, so I made you this quick sleep chart to see if your kids are meeting their sleep needs.


14 - 17 hrs

a day

12 Months 

10 hrs a night 

& 4 hrs naps

2 yrs old

11 - 12 hrs/ night

& 1-2 hrs nap

3-5 yrs old

10-13 hrs

a night

6-13 yrs old

6 - 11 hrs

a night

14-17 yrs old

8 - 10 hrs

a night

God's Natural Remedies - Essential Oils You Can Use To Help Your Kids to Drift Off to Sleep

Use these oils with an air diffuser or by applying a few drops to a cotton ball or tissue that you can tuck into their pillowcase. But, the easiest thing to do is to apply a small amount of oil to one of these spots.  Your child's forehead, temples, chest, back of their neck, or the soles of their feet, these are the best places to apply essential oils.

  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Chamomile
  • Bergamot
  • Rose
  • Clary Sage
  • Neroli
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang-Ylange
  • Vanilla

*Warning* Be on the look out for allergic reactions to these oil.  I am only allergic to seasonal pollen but, the most popular oil Lavender breaks out my skin and stuff's up my nose. So, please use oils with caution!  However, I love oils and use them regularly with my kids!

The very popular Peace & Calm oil is a blend of many of the above oils.  It's level of lavender has not bother me but, I only used a dab to put on one of my kids.  It took me a few weeks of using lavender shower gel to figure out that it was causing my skin's reactions.  I had got it as a gift, as lavender was never a smell I was drawn to.  Even though I had such a minor reaction to it in the past, I had not realize that I was allergic to it, but my body was already telling me that it didn't like Lavender.  So, make sure you let your kids smell the oils before you spend the money on them, some are very expensive.  And, if they tell you they don't like the smell don't force your kids to use it, find an alternative, their are some great options from the list above to try.

Slipper Banana Bedtime

How to Create Your Own Slippery Banana Bedtime Routine

Kids thrive off of routine!  Set one up that you use every night and it will cut out some of the drama.  What you  want to create what I call the "Slippery Banana" bedtime routine that's one were you carefully place a out a banana for your little monkey's and they fall perfectly into a deep sleep!  These are the things that I think make for the slipperiest banana routine.

1.) Turn off all electronic's at least half an hour before bed.  The light stimulate the brain and make it harder to fall asleep.

2.) Have a bath to relax.  Add a couple of drop's of essential oils to help them relax.  Make sure your little monkey dries off well so, that they are not to slippery to catch if they try to runway. (Ha, Ha)

3.)  Read a good kids bible story or nightly devotional.  Ask some questions to get them engaged.  Things like what do you think Jesus want's us to do at bedtime.  Do you think Jesus want's us to sleep? Why?  You now, you get the idea.  Keep the focus on Jesus and rest!

4.) Write down the list above of bible verse to help kids sleep.  Keep your list in your child's room, that way it's always hand.  Depending on how old your kids are you could turn it into a game.  Let them pick out a verse and you read it out loud to them and then they can repeat it to one of their stuffies that needs to go to sleep too.  This is teaching them to memorize a bedtime scripture plus your changing their bedroom's atmosphere by reading God's word out loud.  By turning into a game they will see just how important sleep is when they really want their own toy to sleep to and sometimes doesn't, hint, hint.  What ever the holy spirit is leading you to do with your child make it fun!

5.) Finish with a bedtime prayer!  Called sleep my little money in Jesus name. Amen!

Finish With God's Angels

As you walk out of your children's room make sure that you pray for God's angels to watch over your child every night.  You can do this aloud with your kids, this is what I do, or  you can pray it quietly to yourself, it is still just as powerful!

What is your bedtime routine?  Do you have any other tips for tired christian mom's?

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