If you find yourself restless at bedtime, pray this short Psalm.
Often at the end of a long day all your cares and worries will bombard your brain, making it difficult to fall asleep in peace. Sometimes this will even lead to an inability to sleep at all, as you will not be able to dismiss your brain activity and end up drawn deeper into anxiety.
When faced with such a situation, it is best to place yourself in the arms of God, who is the ultimate giver of peace. One way to do that is to pray the following Psalm. The psalmist gives thanks to God for the blessings he has been given and then places his trust in God, knowing that in God he is secure. This is one of the most essential keys to finding peace in our own lives. If we cannot trust God and his plan for our lives, we will never be truly at peace.
Answer me when I call, my saving God.When troubles hem me in, set me free;take pity on me, hear my prayer.Many say, “May we see better times!Lord, show us the light of your face!”But you have given my heart more joythan they have when grain and wine abound.In peace I will lie down and fall asleep,for you alone, Lord, make me secure. (Psalm 4:2,7-9)