Nighttime Rituals of Love: Bedtime Prayer with Your Children

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We want to inspire you to nurture your precious children through bedtime prayer. Cuddling with your child, creating a cozy sanctuary where you can pour out your heart to the Creator, and holding hands these all make beautiful memories and create space for your children to learn to connect with God. In these sweet moments, we teach our kids the power of surrendering their worries and fears to our loving Heavenly Father.

But bedtime prayer is so much more than a routine—it’s an invitation to experience God’s presence. Through prayer, we instill in our children values like humility, gratitude, and trust in God’s plan. We show them the importance of reflection and forgiveness, guiding them to seek God’s guidance and be open to His amazing grace.

In those quiet moments of bedtime prayer, we create a safe space for our children to share their hearts. They can talk about their joys, fears, dreams, and concerns, knowing their Heavenly Father listens unconditionally. This intimate dialogue builds trust and deepens their connection to God, giving them a solid foundation of faith as they grow.

As we guide our little ones through this beautiful practice, we give them the incredible gift of talking to God—the source of peace and love.

Not sure where to start?  Here are two prayers you can pray with your children at bedtime:


Dear Lord Jesus,

Before we close our eyes to sleep, We come to you in prayer so deep. Thank you for the day we’ve had, For the moments shared, both good and bad.

Bless my child with a peaceful rest, Wrap them in your loving arms, the best. Guard their dreams and make them bright, Fill their hearts with love and light.

As we lay down to sleep tonight, May your presence bring us delight. In your care, we’ll peacefully rest, Knowing you’re with us, the very best.

In your holy name, we pray, Amen.


Heavenly Father,

As we gather here tonight, In your loving presence, shining bright, We thank you for this day so blessed, For keeping us safe and truly blessed.

Please watch over my child so dear, Guide them through each hope and fear. Grant them peace as they rest their head, And keep them safe in their cozy bed.

May their dreams be filled with joy and grace, And wake up with a smile on their precious face. Thank you, Lord, for your endless love, And for watching over us from above.

In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

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