Guided biblical sleep meditation (Psalm 4:8) | God’s peace and safety


Meditate on the word of God for a few minutes, worship him, and seek his gift of peaceful, restorative sleep. Use this v… (visit YouTube for more)


Let’s start by making sure you’re comfortable and free from interruptions. Put your phone on do not disturb, sit or lie down and relax. Dim the lighting. We want nothing to distract you from the word of God and the voice of the Holy Spirit. Take a deep breath and hold it. Genesis 2:7 tells us that’s God’s breath of life in your lungs.

Exhale and hold. Job 33 verse 4 says, The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Take another breath. Psalm 33 verse 6. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His mouth all their host. And breathe out.

We’re serious about calling out to God for peaceful sleep for you. So let’s do that now, in your mind or out loud. Pray and ask God to be present here with you now and to lead you into his peace.

Now ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you as you meditate.

Our meditation scripture is Psalm 4 verse 8. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Repeat that scripture after me, out loud, or in your mind. In peace, I will both lie down and sleep.

For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Again. In peace, I will both lie down and sleep.

For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

And one last time, slowly. In peace,

I will both lie down and sleep

for you alone, O Lord.

Make me dwell in safety. Allow those

words to sink in, to penetrate into your heart and your mind, to nourish your spirit. And ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this.

And now we meditate. Keeping this scripture on your screen, I’m going to pose some questions which you can use as a springboard for your meditation. Take the questions, try and answer them, but also keep your mind open to however the Holy Spirit may wish to direct your attention and your thoughts. First question.

What is this peace from God and how does it affect us?

Second question, how does this verse apply to you right now in this place?

Third and final question, what does it look like for you to dwell in safety? And remember that God sometimes allows us to remain in difficult circumstances. But what is his safety for you, right now?

Let me pray for you now, my friend. Lord God of all peace, I ask you to minister to the heart of your precious child right now. Please cause your peace to descend and fill this place of meditation. And now, as your child settles down for sleep, would you please bring a true and deep understanding of your care for this child of yours, how your love is complete and mighty and your rest is divine and given freely.

All through this period of sleep, Lord, please bring protection for the mind and healing for the body. You have given us sleep as a blessing and we thank you for that blessing. I ask, Lord, that the sleep will be restful, and that a sense of peace and safety will remain in the waking hours, and as the next day begins.

You are glorious and merciful, and we praise and trust you, Father God.

Take some time now to offer your own prayer to God, or just to wait on Him, peacefully.

And now, as you settle down to sleep. May his peace dwell with you, and may you know the contentment that comes from knowing your father is the most powerful and loving being in the universe, and his eye is on you, my dear friend. May God bless you. Sleep well.

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