Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we forget the more meaningful purpose behind it all. God has shaped and prepared us to play a unique role in each step of our story. The reason we are here on this earth is for so much more than “living our best life.”
Christians seem to be getting pulled in all directions these days regarding justice. Some say the only way to bring about meaningful change is through prayer. Others say we need to move past that and take action. But is it truly one or the other? How can Christians actively fight against injustice in our world, and how does prayer enter into that?
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 it can be one of the sweet ways you surrender your life into God's hands...even while you sleep.
We look to You and to You, only, Lord. Help us make wise decisions that move our country in the right direction. Help us to do our part in praying and in staying with what we know is right according to the truth of Your Word. Teach us to make our actions count and our words matter, and line them both up to Your sense of rightness, not ours. Guide us with Your eye; grip us with Your strong arm; teach us what we need to know to make our lives - and our nation - count for you.
Whether you’re lying awake at night due to job loss, tight finances, health issues, too much to do in too little time—or just a sense of anxiety or sadness about all the changes happening in the world right now—here are four prayers inspired by Scripture to help you sleep more soundly.