Bedtime is a great time to reflect upon your day in prayer and while bedtime prayers are usually associated with younger people, there’s no reason that adults can’t add bedtime prayers into their routine.
Through prayer, we can sit and be still with God. It is not uncommon when you sit and reflect to think of a friend who could use your prayers. Thankfully, whether they are believers or not, does not matter to our Lord, he is always there for our friends. God hears our prayers and will follow through with whatever is his will.
Prayer has significant power over everyone’s life. Even those who do not believe in the Lord can feel the significant difference prayer makes. They may explain it differently, but it is there.
Romans 15:13 reads “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
This verse is an uplifting message for you and your friends that you pray for. When you pray for a friend, focus on what the Lord can do for them. Speak your best wishes from your heart. It is not a bad idea to use the prayers below as a beginning point and then add onto the prayer whatever comes to mind.
If you have any specific bedtime prayers for a friend request, please leave them in the comments below.
Quick Bedtime Prayer for a Friend
Dear Lord, my friend has been weighing heavily on my heart. I can see that they need your love and assistance, Father. Tonight, Lord, I ask that you watch over my friend closely. That you keep them close to your heart.
Lord, I ask that if there are words my friend needs to hear, or an action they need to see that you bless me with these things. Father, help me be your messenger. I just want what is best for them in your eyes, Lord. Please help me see what I can do for you and for them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for Blessing a Friend
Father, today I notice that my friend needs a blessing from God. I’m not sure what exactly your image for this blessing would be, but I know that you can see what is best for my friend.
Father, I ask that you use this time in my friend’s life to show them that your love can conquer and bring anything to fruition. Lord, I know my friend loves you. I know they are asking you for a blessing that is in their mind, to become your will.
Lord, I ask that you show them a path towards this blessing. I ask that you make this path shine brightly so that my friend does not miss it. Father, we are so grateful for your love. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for a Friend to Find Salvation
Dear Lord, I have a feeling that my friend is close to being saved. After conversing with them today I can feel from their questions and their wording that they are starting to think through what has happened in their life. I pray that my friend can see all the great things you have given them in their life, Lord.
Father, I ask that you open their eyes to see the blessings you have placed in their everyday life. I ask that you allow them to see the love your people have for one another and especially for my friend.
Father, I pray that my friend is able to receive your salvation soon. If it is through me, Lord I ask that you give me the perfect words my friend needs to hear. If it is through another, Lord, I give thanks for my friend to have that opportunity. Thank you for giving my friend the opportunities to get them this far, Father. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for a Friend in Financial Trouble
Father, my friend has found themselves in a tricky situation. Earlier today my friend confided their troubles to me and I do not know how to help them.
Lord, I ask that you show my friend a way out of this mess. I ask that you provide them with the perfect opportunity that they need. I know you are the only one who can provide this opportunity, Lord. I am begging you to give my friend grace.
Father, I ask that you use this experience to give my friend an eye-opening lesson. Help my friend see that this path only leads to financial trouble. Open their eyes, Lord. Grant my friend the ability to see that they cannot keep going down this path if they want to succeed.
Father, I thank you for always loving us. I know I have to trust that you know what is best for my friend. I ask that you give me the knowledge I need to help them, if that is what you would like me to do. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for a Friend Having a Baby
Dear Father, today my friend announced that their family is expecting a new baby. What a blessing this will be for their family, Lord. I can only imagine the joy my friend must be feeling.
Lord, I ask that their baby be blessed with knowing your love from the second they can feel it. I ask that my friend also feels your love during her pregnancy. I pray that she can stay healthy and calm over the months that follow. Lord, I ask that you take away her troubles and only leave blissful happiness.
Father, I ask that my friend’s baby is healthy. I ask that her baby develops perfectly over time. I ask that as the doctors watch over the both of them. They see everything they need to see to prepare for a healthy birth.
Lord, allow me to bless my friend with ease during her pregnancy. Allow me to have helpful words of wisdom and support during this time and through the sleepless time that follows. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for a Friend with a Troubled Marriage
Heavenly Father, today I noticed that my friend and their spouse have a new sense of tension surrounding their time together. Tonight I would like to pray for both of them to see that whatever is happening needs to be discussed and forgiven.
Lord, I ask that you give my friend and their spouse the sight to see what is causing this trouble. I ask that they both notice it and allow themselves to acknowledge each of their parts in this trouble. Lord, we all know seeing fault in others is easier than seeing faults in ourselves. Help them overcome this issue before they come together.
Father, I ask that my friend and their spouse have kind words to speak to each other. Help them not try to hurt each other when they talk out this marriage trouble. Help them have softened hearts and words of reassurance and understanding.
Father, I thank you for watching over my friend and their spouse. I thank you for watching over all the people that I love, Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Bedtime Prayer for a Friend Having Trouble at Work
Dear Lord, my friend is having significant trouble at work. When I spoke to them today, they told me nothing but hardship and turmoil is surrounding their work life. Father, I ask that you take away this feeling at work for my friend. I ask that they be released from this feeling of hardship.
Father, I pray that my friend’s eyes be open to how they can help improve their situation at work. I ask that they be given a special insight into how they can take this situation and turn it around. I know they want to enjoy their place of work, Father. I ask that you give them the genuine ability to get there.
Lord, I pray that my friend’s boss and coworkers see the trouble my friend is having. I ask that they be understanding and willing to help. Father, I pray that these people give my friend new opportunities to create a new work environment.
Please help all of the tremulous relationships become happy friendships or equal understanding. Help my friend have the right words to begin these conversations with those around them. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
When you pray for someone, you are showing them nothing but love. You are wishing the best for them and relying on God to make it his will to happen. I have seen the power of prayer in my own life and I know great things can happen.
Psalm 34:4–5, 8 teaches us that seeking the Lord brings answers, deliverance, and blessings. “I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
I pray that your friend feels your prayers. I hope they are believers and also join your prayers with prayers for themselves. The more people we have praying for us the better!
Do not forget to leave your bedtime prayers for a friend request in the comments below.