10 Bible Verses About Peaceful Sleep For Children

Why You Should Us Kids Bible Devotionals

10 Sleep Bible Verses for Children

The first thing you need to know is how much sleep your kids actually need. Then you can make sure that your kids are getting enough sleep which helps to create a peaceful sleep environment.  

It can seem like an never ending mystery but, it's good to know what the experts recommend.

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.  

Recommended Sleep


14-17 hrs

a day

12 Months 

10 hrs/ night 

& 4 hrs naps

2 yrs old

11-12 hrs/night

& 1-2 hrs nap

3-5 yrs old

10-13 hrs/night

& 0-1 hr nap

6-13 yrs old

10 - 12 hrs

a night

14-17 yrs old

8 - 10 hrs

a night

If your wondering about your child's sleeping habits and you feel you need some expert advice then, you can get a free sleep assessment here at The Sleep Sense Program by Dana Obleman.  They have a very good track record of helping parent's with young children who need help learning how to sleep through the night.  And, what's great is, it's free!

Kids bedtime bible verses for a peaceful sleep

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

Check it out: Get a Free Sleep Assessment for Your Kids with The Sleep Sense Program by Dana Obleman

The Benefits Of Kids Bible Devotionals 

Children's bible devotionals are an important and pleasant part of a christian child's bedtime routine. And, having more than one makes it fun for you kids.  That way they can chose which one they want to read each night. This gives children a chose to make. And, kids love feeling like they have some control over their lives.  Plus, it's a great way to which minimizes power struggles at bedtime.  The benefits of reading bible devotionals with your kids are priceless.  


  • Gives you quality time with your kids
  • Gives you a scheduled time to talk each day about God
  • Helps your child to fall asleep peacefully
  • Helps to, or concurs bedtime fears
  • Replaces anger 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

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

4 Kids Bible Devotionals

If your looking for a great bible devotional for your kids these are my favourites that I have used and that my kids really enjoyed.

They are affiliate links with amazon.  So, if you purchase through my link I will receive a commission.  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 7-12

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  is 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 Good Night's Sleep

With these idea's above you are armed with the tools you need for your children to have a better night's sleep tonight!  In just a few nights your children will have a peaceful bedtime routine and your whole family will be sleeping soundly.

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