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Recreate Me – A Prayer for Deep Sleeps – Make Me Holy!

Recreate Me - A Prayer for Deep Sleeps

A Prayer for Deep Sleep, and Divine Surgery!
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Recreate Me!

Ps 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,

A prayer:
‘Father, I see deep inside myself, raging passions, and deep insecurities, even after all of these years of walking with You. I know, that quietly soaking in your presence Holy Spirit, and meditating upon Your Word, will eliminate these, but the harvest is great, and the time is short. I am asking You, that even as you caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam, that You might perform surgery upon Him, that You would do this in me. Cause deep sleeps to come upon me, and perform Your works. Remove from my soul, my fears, my pain, my motives, that are contrary to You and Your Word, that I might fully become the instrument of redemption I am created to be. Where I have been damaged by my sin, and the sin of others, deep within my soul, reach in and recreate me, every whit whole….’ I ask, knowing I am heard, for I ask in Your name Lord Jesus, Amen’

Here are some verses that I find helpful in beating insomnia: (copied from https://glorify-app.com/12-bible-verses-about-sleep-to-help-you-rest/58/#:~:text=Psalm%203%3A5,is%20implied%20in%20this%20verse.)

But there are also several verses that mention sleep directly and allude to the gift it is to us.

7 Bible Verses for a Good Night's Sleep

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.

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Proverbs 3:24

When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

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This is an encouragement to not be afraid and offers us great comfort. Often what stops us from sleep is worry. There are more verses that relate to this below.

Psalm 3:5

I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

The sustaining power of sleep and the protection the Lord offers us is implied in this verse.

Ecclesiastes 5: 12

The sleep of a laborer is sweet,
whether they eat little or much,
but as for the rich, their abundance
permits them no sleep.

Sleep comes easier when we’ve worked hard. That might be physical work that has tired out our bodies or work that was mentally taxing but rewarding. The passage implies that having more financial security doesn’t necessarily lead to better sleep. In God we have all we need, and this truth should help us to sleep better.

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Jesus says the best rest is found in Him. This famous and comforting passage is a great reminder that no burden is too great for Him, and that following Jesus will always give us the rest and satisfaction we need.

Bible verses for peace and comfort

Many Bible verses about sleep do not directly reference sleep but are nonetheless very comforting and are often exactly what we need to hear before bed. Not only does the reading itself help us to feel sleepy but the comforting words of scripture can help us sleep peacefully.

Here’s some examples of Bible verses which may help you sleep.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Peace is what most of us need for sleep. God gives us an eternal, unchanging peace which should help us in times when we struggle.

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

A classic Bible passage. It’s a hard instruction to follow but it is also completely true. When we truly let go of our worries and concerns and give them to God, He promises to guard our hearts and minds.

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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Psalm 91:1-2

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

We are never alone. What a great comfort.

Matthew 6:31-34

So do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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