9 Bible Promises About Your Sleep, Dreams and Night Hours

Encounter God in Prophetic DreamsImagine what it would be like to approach your sleep with a positive sense of anticipation.

  • You look forward to enjoying God’s Presence in the night hours
  • You feel safe, at peace, and secure
  • You believe that God will impart to you Divine blueprints, strategies and creative ideas as you sleep
  • You anticipate encountering the Holy Spirit through prophetic dreams and songs in the night
  • You know that you will wake up rested to begin your new day with God

This is your inheritance.

However, I frequently hear from readers who are experiencing trouble with bad dreams, demonic encounters in dreams, or nightmares. I understand a little about this as for many years, I personally struggled with the same problems. I thank God for the freedom I have in my dreams now.

This week and next, I will be sharing some tips to help you, and those you love, to enter into your God-given inheritance of sweet sleep. 


Sweet Sleep is Your Inheritance

There are many promises in Scripture covering the night and night hours! God cares for you in your nighttime as much as He is interested in your life by day.

The promise of your Father is:

1. ‘When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.’ (Prov 3:24)

This is our inheritance as Christians and children of God. We are to be blessed in our dreams and in our sleep.

2. ‘In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.’ (Ps 127:2)

Even when awake in the night hours, our reflections can be full of God’s grace:

3. ‘On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings.’ (Ps 63:6-7)

4. ‘By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me—a prayer to the God of my life.’ (Ps 42:8)

It is also our inheritance to feel safe at night. Our loving Father is the source of our security:

5. ‘In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.’ (Ps 4:8)

6. ‘You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.’ (Ps 91:5-6)


Expect God to Speak and Minister to you in Your Dreams

The heart of our Father is to lead us as much by night as during the day:

7. ‘He guided them with the cloud by day and with light from the fire all night.’ (Ps 78:14)

Throughout the Bible, God gave instructions and prophetic insights to His people in dreams. In the New Testament, this is a ministry of the Spirit available to all God’s people:

8. ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.’ (Acts 2:17)

We can expect to receive the counsel and instruction of the Spirit in the night hours.

9. ‘I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.’ (Ps 16:7)


Use Scripture for Breakthrough in the area of Dreams

Some ways you can use Scriptural promises concerning your sleep and dreams are:

  • Meditate on God’s promises for your sleep and night hours
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to highlight particular promises that He is ministering to you personally
  • Use insights from the Bible to confess, pray and declare what God has promised you concerning your sleep

The Word of God is our standard, and we should not put up with anything less than the fullness of what God has available for us and our families.

In addition to promises, the Bible also contains the example of many of God’s people who encountered Him in dreams, receiving impartation, guidance, instruction and prophetic revelation.

This is the heart and purpose of God for your life.

I trust that reading these Bible promises about the night hours have touched and blessed you as much as they have for me this week as I have looked them up. In an upcoming post, I will share some specific tips concerning what you can do when you have disturbing, emotionally painful, or demonic dreams.


More Enliven Blog Articles on Dreams:

4 Types of Dreams and their Meanings

What to do When You Have a Prophetic Dream

3 Tips About Bad Dreams, Prophetic Warnings and Nightmares: Know the difference and how to deal with them.

Note: Unless stated, Scripture quotes in Enliven Blog are from the NIV version.


©  Helen Calder – Enliven Ministries – in the David McCracken Ministries family

40 thoughts on “9 Bible Promises About Your Sleep, Dreams and Night Hours

  1. Favour

    I desire the peace of God in my sleep and dream life. I dream a lot and most time they are full of nightmarish undesirable things. I am tired of this and I want a change.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Favour, praying for you to have the peace and breakthrough in your sleep that you need.

  2. KEVIN KAGWI

    wow! This is a word in season.Just yesterday i was praying to God and reminding m
    him concerning the inheritance of the saints concerning dreams and visions.But,i’ll be honest,i have more horrifying dreams than Gods visitations.Not that i at all doubt his word.I’ve just read about someone whose operating on prophetic gifts like i do…could this be an attack not to know what is happening in the third heaven?Plus I’m on meds,epileptic,very strong.I don’t know if that’s a cause.pharmacia spirit?Agree with me for complete healing.i have a lot to tell you but maybe on mail.personal.so lets start with the sword of the spirit mastering above scriptures as weaponry.
    KEV
    NAIROBI , KENYA

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hello Kev, yes praying for you for healing and to have the keys and wisdom for your breakthrough.

  3. LOUIS

    Wow.. I just had a revelation now as I was about to wake up. At my work , my boss who congratulated me after I had good numbers, in a poll from students report questionaire about good teachers in the school, now hates me and my very presence. Cordinators, who favored me now look at me with disgust and I have been crying to God asking “WHY?…. where did I go wrong ? why the sudden hatred?…….And now as I was about to wake up, I had a short trance where I went to drop a class report sheet ,only to be called by the boss and asked to give a message to a sacked teacher,whom , they hate …and whom, am presently helping to grow a new language school, by teaching in his school for only 2 hours after my 6 working hours with my present school was reduced to 4.
    I actually came across this site a few minutes ago when I asked google “where I can pray holy bible verses concerning a revelation “. What do you think Helen? God bless you

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Louis, the thought that comes to me is that God gives you revelation into what is happening in the background so that you can pray about it – and also move in the opposite Spirit to those who are acting negatively towards you.

  4. Jessica

    Hi Helen,
    Not sure if you’ll see this but I appreciate the scriptures to mediate on. I plan on writing them out and placing the promises of sweet rest inside our pillow cases.
    I hope you can addresses this: there have been several times when I have slept somewhere like a hotel, my parent’s home (since leaving home and becoming a Christian i find im continually being delivered from bondages of death anxiety, panic, and fear that I experienced in my parent’s home-as long as I remember). Also, having guests stay in our home who are tormented by fear have caused my husband, my daughter, and myself to have demonic inspired nightmares. Years ago as we stayed at a hotel both my husband and I were harassed by evil presence. Our daughters were little and seemed to sleep well but I kept having murderous thoughts like someone close by was filled with rage and murder…I saw flashes of demonic faces over me as I prayed. It was like evil thoughts amplified telling me how they wanted to violate my daughters. I sensed my husband moving around and uncomfortable so I asked him if he was OK and he felt like he was smothered while being pulled down in bed. We prayed about what to do but we were so “drained” and tired we just played “love and healing” soaking music and called on Jesus for help as we tried to sleep. I know this sounds crazy but I find myself anxious when we are preparing to travel, as we will soon be doing in the coming months. Especially to my parent’s home town since there is an expectation for us to stay there. At the risk of offending them, we have stayed in “safe” environments.
    My question…or need for encouragement, when will we be able to go visit and not be harassed? Or do you have insight on why we are affected by the darkness in the atmosphere if we take the Light worth us.
    Any insight you have is appreciated.

  5. Sarah Mmutlane

    Hi my name is Sarah I have two vision the other one I was 20years old when I saw an angel putting drops of fire in my mouth after that I feel like preaching the gospel to the people I told my pastor he told me I am graizy he told me there is no such things again this year 2016 October I saw again the angel he was looking at me and he did not say nothing the first angel I saw was wearing white clothes and the second one was wearing like the apostles of Jesus Christ when they appear on the photos please help me

  6. Jeff h

    I need to get sleep I felt a cloud come over me on. November. 23. And. Ear. Ringing any I can’t sleep at all. I’m losing my mind I can’t focus. Why is this happening please pray for me. I want god to completely heal me thank you I’m cry out to him all the time.

  7. Michelle Monroe

    Hello.I am so happy that I found this topic.I had a dream a couple of months ago and have been praying for understanding. Before I had this particular dream, I awakened from my sleep praying in The Spirit using my prayer language. I then went back to sleep.In my dream a stranger hugged me, we were in my house, the hug was somehow comforting.(I have been going thru quite a few trials here lately,and quite honestly have been spending a lot of time crying out to the Lord and seeking comfort from Him). While I was talking to the stranger,I noticed something coming out of the walls where I stood. I recognized right a way that it was oil. I went to go check to see if I could find the source of it but could not.When I looked around the stranger was gone and I could see footprints saturated in oil going towards the door. I immediately dropped to my knees and started speaking in my prayer language. I then awoke and said out loud “it had to do with the anointing”. I would appreciate any feed back I can get.

    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Beautiful dream, Michelle, sounds like an encounter with the Holy Spirit to me.

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