14 Passages to Read before Bed

14 Passages to Read before Bed

This article is part of the Passages to Read series.

1. Psalm 4:8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
      for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. Read More

2. Matthew 11:28–30

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Read More

3. 1 Peter 5:6–7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Read More

4. Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God is in your midst,
      a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
      he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing. Read More

5. Philippians 4:6–7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Read More

6. Romans 8:26–30

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Read More

7. Matthew 6:31–34

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Read More

8. Proverbs 3:24

If you lie down, you will not be afraid;
      when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Read More

9. Psalm 16:5–11

The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup;
      you hold my lot.
The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
      indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
      in the night also my heart instructs me.
I have set the LORD always before me;
      because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
      my flesh also dwells secure.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
      or let your holy one see corruption.

You make known to me the path of life;
      in your presence there is fullness of joy;
      at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Read More

10. Colossians 3:1–4

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Read More

11. Romans 8:37–39

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Read More

12. James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Read More

13. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Read More

14. Psalm 121:1–8

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
      From where does my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
      who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
      he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
      will neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper;
      the LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
      nor the moon by night.

The LORD will keep you from all evil;
      he will keep your life.
The LORD will keep
      your going out and your coming in
      from this time forth and forevermore. Read More

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