God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

Is ‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’ Biblical?

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take

I remember saying it every night when I was a little girl, after I’d settled into my bed. The words were so familiar to me that I mistakenly thought they came directly from the Bible.

But though it expresses a Christian desire for God’s care, the poem itself is not a Scripture verse. Actually, this little rhyme has an interesting history that starts all the way back in ancient times.

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Origins of the ‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’ Prayer

“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” was in all likelihood inspired by a very old poem called “The Black Paternoster.” A German version of the poem was popular in the later Medieval period, and it ultimately spread to England. The rhyme came to be called “The Four Corners Prayer,” first published in English by author Thomas Ady in the 1600s.

Mathew, Mark, Luke, John
Bless the bed that I lie on;
And blessed guardian angel keep
Me safe from danger while I sleep.

Another English author named Joseph Addison may have been thinking of this poem in 1711. He wrote an essay for his daily magazine “The Spectator” that included a passage with a similar theme. But Addison clearly put the emphasis on seeking help from God at night, rather than the Saints.

When I lay me down to Sleep
I recommend my self to his Care;
When I awake, I give my self up to his Direction.

Eventually, the rhyme we know today appeared in the 1737 edition of the New England Primer book by Thomas Fleet. About a century later, J.G. Rush set it to music for his “London Jingles” collection in 1840.

How This Prayer Has Appeared in the Culture

“Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” began as a Christian prayer, but over the years has moved beyond church circles into the culture at large. It has shown up in printed and performed works, in several different genres.

As a poem or prayer, it was included among the readings in several hymnals of the era, such as the Young Singer’s Friend (c.a. 1859), the Hymnal for Primary Classes (c.a. 1896), and the Hymnal for Church and Home (c.a. 1928).

Other times it was used as lyrics for a simple song in collections like David’s Harp (1842), The Cherub (c.a. 1863), and Little Pilgrim Songs (c.a. 1883). The rhyme is also a staple in books of Mother Goose rhymes.

Since its writing, the poem has inspired artists, from portrait painters to World War I poster designers. More recently, the rhyme has been worked into songs by several bands, a Broadway musical number, and is even recited by characters in a number of movies.

“Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” may be considered a nursery rhyme, but it contains a powerful message. True peace comes when we let the Lord keep us and save us. He is the only One who can. This prayer, and others like it, can help bring children and adults sweeter sleep and more confidence every day.

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Differing Versions of this Prayer

As time went on and more people shared this prayerdiffering versions began to appear. One reason for making a change was that some people felt that death could be a scary subject for children. So in this example, and others like it, the second section was adjusted to carry a more hopeful thought.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Angels watch me through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.

Here’s another version that inserts a different request, as well as an expression of thanks, in those last lines.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
God bless those who are so dear,
And thank you Lord for all good cheer.

This variation keeps the original but extends it to add a positive spin. It sounds a bit like Joseph Addison’s poem.

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
If I should live for other days,
I pray the Lord to guide my ways.

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Is the ‘Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep’ Prayer Biblical?

Though this rhyme may have had a questionable origin, it actually imparts some Biblical truths. It’s easy to treat this as just a quick poem to recite. But a closer look at the words reveals a heart that looks to God in trust and devotion.

One such heart in Scripture belonged to King David. He rejoiced in God’s goodness, both in his own life and that of the Israelite nation. David had experienced God’s watchful care countless times as a boy in the fields and as a King in battle. So, many of his Psalms naturally offer reassurance and encouragement that God is more than worthy of our trust.

In fact, Psalm 4 shares the same sentiment as Addison’s and Fleet’s passages, and probably inspired them, either directly or indirectly:

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. – Psalm 4:8

With a firm reliance on his Lord, David could let down and rest comfortably. We can as well, if we follow David’s lead. His writings say we can trust that:

God loves us.

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. – Psalm 86:15

God wants to take care of us.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life… – Psalm 23:6

God doesn’t forget us.

…he remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations…  – Psalm 105:8

God hears our prayers.

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. – Psalm 40:1

God will protect us.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. – Psalm 32:7

God is faithful.

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. – Psalm 9:10

God’s ways are perfect.

I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart. – Psalm 40:8

God has a good plan for us.

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. – Psalm 40:5

Meditating on verses like these will help us grow into believers who, like David, can delight in knowing that we are safe in God’s care…not just overnight, but always.

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3 Benefits of Saying this Prayer

Lifting up any prayer brings some benefit to us. So, though the “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” prayer may be short and simple, it can minister in wonderful ways.

1. Prayer focuses our minds on God. Fixing our attention on His “ability” to protect and watch over us takes away fear.

2. Prayer realigns our spirits with God. Looking to Him for our deliverance releases us from the pressure of trying to control everything.

3. Prayer leads our hearts to worship God. Asking for His care reminds us how deeply we are loved, and praising Him is a natural response.

So, although you won’t find the specific “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” prayer in Scripture, the sentiment of resting in God’s protection is woven throughout the Bible. Praying this prayer can be one of the wonderful and sweet ways you surrender your life into God’s hands…even while you sleep.

Serenity Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Prayer for Peace
Morning Prayers
Good Night Prayers

Prayer for Healing
Prayer for Protection
Prayer for God’s Help
Prayer for Anxiety
Prayer for Strength

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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