10 Bible Verses About Peaceful Sleep for Children & How to Help Them Sleep Better

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The key to a good day starts the night before.  

Unlocking God's word with your children at bedtime opens spiritual doors for your kids that they will have access to for a life time.  

Making the choice to include scripture at bedtime a priority with your kids can help battle nighttime fears and close doors to overwhelming daily emotions that rise up at night.

Including bible verses into your child's sleep routine will aid in providing peaceful sleep and a calming atmosphere at bedtime in your home.

10 Sleep Bible Verses


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

Proverbs 3:24


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

 Exodus 33:14

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

 Psalm 34:7


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

Psalm 4:8


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

Exodus 14:14


  "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


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


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

2 Timothy1:7 


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

Psalm 34:4

How to Get Your Kids to Sleep Better

There are multiple things that can help your children sleep better. One of them is reading a bible devotional at night time with your child.

Experts say, that reading is a great activity to help people of all ages to relax at bedtime. Reading God's word is all the more powerful!

Children's bible devotional are simple, short and easy to incorporate into any bedtime routine. 

Many parents have created wonderful memories with these creative translations of God's word for child. There are many options for parents and kids to choose from.  You can find books for kids of all ages from toddler devotions to teens.

I recommend having more than one kids bible devotional.  Giving your child choices at bedtime helps to build confidence that they can draw from during their days. Having multiple kids devotionals that your children can choose from along side a nightly story not only helps to teach them God's word in a fun way but also provides extra connection time at night.

Bedtime a safe place where you can guide your child to the right door by offering keys (bible stories) in a gentle and loving environment.  Plus, it's a great way to minimizes bedtime power struggles! 


  • Gives you "connection" quality time with your kids.
  • Gives you a scheduled time to talk each day about God.
  • Helps your child to fall asleep in a peacefully atmosphere.
  • Helps to ease, or completely concurs bedtime fears.
  • Replaces anger and frustration with peace. 
  • Forms a good habit to the end of your child's busy day.
  • Teaches the importance of reading God's word each day.
  • Gives biblical idea's for your child to meditate on, while trying to fall asleep.

Ending your children's busy day with a good bible devotional and a bedtime prayer before kisses and hugs is sure to create wonderful memories for you and your children!  Give it a try and let me know how it works out for your family.

4 Kids Bible Devotionals

If your looking for great devotionals for your kids below are are some of my favourites.  

I have used them plus more but these ones my kids really enjoyed.

Just, click on a pictures if you want to read more reviews of each book from amazon.


My girls really loved this book.  The pictures are adorable and the devotionals are dated, one for 365 days of the year. That really seemed to keep them wanting to see what each day had to say to them.  I would recommend them for ages 3-6.  


My son loves this one!  With comic book hero's being so popular he was instantly drawn to this devotional.  And, it's written in true comic book form.  Even, if we don't read it, he loves to look at the pictures and figure out the bible story for himself.  I would recommend this book for ages 8-12


My kids really liked this one, too.  Each story has a nice picture, some quit time questions from Night-Light (the cute green fire fly), a prayer for kids, and what I really love is that it gives a bible word to think about before sleeping.  I would recommend this for ages 3-6 for boys or girls.


I don't have this devotional but everything Max Lucado makes is amazing!  I did some research and the book has no pictures, only daily devotionals to read.  It's recommended for kids ages 6-12 years old.  There are lots of reviews so, you can check out what others are saying about this book by clicking on the picture.

Your Kids Can Get A Peaceful Night's Sleep

One of the most powerful keys to unlocking a peaceful nights sleep for your child is to including God's word into their bedtime routine. Teaching your kids that they are not alone during the night (and daytime) you will discover less bedtime fears over time.

By opening doorways into amazing children's bible stories and devotionals you are teaching healthy sleep habits that will last a life time.  Plus, it brings the blessing of calmness and connection into your child's room by honouring God at bedtime.

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