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

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Lack of sleep is one of the most common health problem's today for children.  Over 25% of children according to the Sleep Foundation are not getting the sleep they need. It's even worse for children with ADHD with a whopping 70% of children struggling with mild to server sleep problems.

There is so much good and bad advise floating out there in the world it's difficult to decide what is best for your child. God in his wisdom created every family unique.  And, has given each family there own special sleep journey to take with Him at the helm.

There could be so many things disturbing or perventing your child from sleeping.  It's not a one-size-fits-all topic.  If, you feel like you have been drifting from one supposed solution to another and nothing has been successful then your not alone!

So, how do you know how to? That answer comes through a mix of prayer and practicle tips.  

Are Your Children Getting Enough Sleep?

To plan and start your perfect sleep voyage with your family it is helpful to have a map to follow to know what direction you need to set sail in with each family members sleep.

It can seem like a never ending mystery of the amount of sleep your child needs with the consent changing and growing of your littles but having a compass to guide your on your journey will be a life saver for your family.

However, these are only recommendations, and not the law!

You know your kids best and therefore know better than any expert if your kids are getting enough sleep but it's helpful to have a guide.

Experiment with these sleep recommendations from the experts until you find the perfect "X" marks-the-spot on your child's sleep map.

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

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 to give your children better sleep. And, 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. And, reading God's word is all the more powerful!

Incorporating children's bible devotionals into your kids bedtime routine is an eternal gift that you will see heavenly results from!

I recommend having more than one devotional book.

It, makes it fun for you kids, and it gives your children choices, and kids love feeling like they have choices! Plus, it helps them to feel like they have some control over their lives.

Teaching you children that they have control over their spiritual life from a young age is important. It's, a safe place where you can guide them in the right direction yet, still give them the feeling of ownership of their own christian walk, in a gentle and loving environment.

Plus, it's a great way to minimizes bedtime power struggles!!  


  • Gives you spiritual 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.

The result of reading with your kids before bedtime will help them to fall asleep better!

I highly recommend reading a quick devotional after your bedtime story then, including a bedtime prayer after your devotional reading time just, before kisses, hugs, and goodnight.

The benefits of reading bible devotionals with your children are priceless, and you will see the blessings of it for years to come!

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 were 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 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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