Catholic Prayer To Sleep
As a Catholic, I’m always looking for new ways to pray. This is a simple prayer you can use at night before going to sleep. It’s very helpful if you’re having trouble falling asleep or are experiencing anxiety during the day.
God, my creator and redeemer, you have entrusted me to this world.
God, my creator and redeemer, you have entrusted me to this world. You created me with a purpose in mind: to be your child on earth and bring glory to your name.
I thank you for all the gifts you’ve given me—my family and friends, my talents, my health… everything! And I try my best to use these gifts well so that they reflect your glory.
But sometimes I get discouraged or give up because life can be difficult or painful at times. When this happens I pray for strength from You so that I can continue serving others with love instead of despairing in selfishness or anger.
Grant that I may use all the gifts you have given me in the service of your kingdom and for the good of my fellow humans.
I pray that you will grant me the use of all the gifts you have given me in the service of your kingdom and for the good of my fellow humans.
I pray that I may use these gifts to help those who are without food or shelter, without work or hope, without any sense that their lives have value.
I pray that I may use these gifts to comfort those who suffer from disease and from depression, from loneliness and despair.
I pray that I may use these gifts to bring peace between people who are divided over race or religion or politics. I pray this in your name because only by doing so can we truly serve your kingdom here on earth.
Teach me to love the world with a love like your own, so that I may spend myself in service of others.
- Love the world with a love like God’s.
- Love is a commandment, not an option.
- Love is a choice, one that we make every day and every moment in our lives: it is active and present throughout our existence.
- Love is how we live out our lives, how we act and speak to others, as well as ourselves, who are also created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).
Behold, all things are yours. But you have chosen me to be your own.
You are the first cause, the beginning and end of all things. You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end, who art one God blessed forever.
All things are yours; but you have chosen me to be your own. You have made me your servant; but I am your son by grace. You have given me life; but I live by faith in your Son Jesus Christ. You have loved me with an everlasting love; yet I am renewed in a daily resurrection as I grow up into Christ my Lord.
Help me to accept your sacred command and witness to your love amid the pain and troubles of this world.
It is God’s love for us that we are to accept, not necessarily the circumstances in which it finds us. Our ability to recognize and accept God’s love may be tested many times throughout our lives. Some of those tests come from within: feelings of inadequacy, doubt or fear. Other tests come from without: illness, injustice, war. These trials may cause us to question whether God still loves us or whether He has abandoned us. But whatever happens in your life (or mine), one thing remains constant—God’s unconditional love for us!
Give me a compassionate heart so that I may feel the needs of those around me, and the grace to help meet those needs.
Compassion is a virtue. It’s not just an emotion or a feeling, but it’s how you live your life. Compassion is a way of being with others. Compassion is for everyone—even those who have hurt you deeply.
Compassion is one of the most important things you can give someone, even if they don’t ask for it or know that they need it at the moment. When you have compassion for someone and show them love, then they might be able to see their own worth in the world again and find their way back from wherever their darkness has taken them.
Keep watch over all who are dear to me, especially those who are ill or lonely.
Dear Lord, keep watch over all who are dear to me, especially those who are ill or lonely.
Watch over my uncle Joseph, whose age and occupation have made him vulnerable in his old age. He needs your protection and care as he endures the trials of living alone after his beloved wife passed away last year. Please help him not be afraid when he faces challenges that come from aging; give him courage and peace every day of his life.
And please watch over my cousin Carlos who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer which has spread throughout his body. Give him comfort during these difficult times so he can rest easily knowing that you have not left him alone in this time of need; help heal both mind and body so he may continue living a joyful life even after this trial is over!
Draw near to those who yearn for your presence, especially those who think themselves forgotten by you and abandoned by all mankind.
You are never alone. In the silence of the night, God is with you. He is always near to those who yearn for His presence, especially those who think themselves forgotten by Him and abandoned by all mankind. Remember this truth when you feel as though you have been cast off or forgotten—knowing that God is with you in times of trouble will bring comfort and peace to your heart, even in the darkest hours of night.
If there are no other people around to share your troubles with tonight, turn instead to God Himself; He will listen patiently as you tell Him all about how difficult it has been since your friend went away last month or since someone said something mean about your appearance at work yesterday afternoon (or whatever else may be weighing on your mind). When we come before God in prayer and pour out our hearts before Him like this, He hears us and assures us that despite our pain and suffering He has not forgotten us—He knows exactly what we need!
At last, as evening falls and night draws near, help me to rest from all my labors and offer up my whole life for you so that I may be transformed in imitation of Christ. Amen.
This prayer is a way to ask for help from God, guidance and forgiveness, comfort in times of distress and peace. It can be recited as a daily devotion or used in times of difficulty.
The Lord’s Prayer is prayed by several Christian denominations, including Catholics, Anglicans and Lutherans. The prayer is also known as “The Our Father” because it contains the words “Our Father,” which are repeated throughout the prayer.
This prayer offers comfort in times of difficulty or when you need help sleeping
- Prayer is an important way to communicate with God.
- Prayer is a way to feel connected to God.
- Prayer can be used as a vehicle for asking God for help, guidance, strength and wisdom in your daily life and even in times of difficulty or when you need help sleeping.
Prayer also provides opportunities for worshiping God through song and praise:
This prayer offers comfort in times of difficulty or when you need help sleeping. It is part of a Catholic tradition that is written to give us peace and help us sleep well at night.