The Beautiful Meaning and Story of “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8NIV)

Brimming with influence from Psalm 4, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep” is a popular prayer that has been passed down for generations. Although it’s experienced various changes and additions, the prayer reminds us of our humble state in the world. The Lord is the keeper of our souls. God is the Author of every minute we breathe on this earth.

This popular prayer reminds us to “pray continually,” trusting our souls and our lives into the hands of our Good Father as we sleep each night.

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