Do you need a prayer for bad dreams?
When I was a child, my parents who were into ‘colonial furniture’ bought a bed and dresser for my bedroom from a deceased man’s estate. The furniture gave me the creeps. I begged them to take it away but I was forced to live with it. It was always oppressive in that room, particularly at night. I remember finding regalia in the bottom drawer of the dresser and pulling it on over my head.
I don’t know how long afterward this happened, but something caught my eye when I was kneeling on my bed reading. It was a black arm, right next to me, it’s hand gripping the side of the bed. This was in broad daylight. Neither parent cared about what I’d seen. I didn’t know the Lord or even how to pray. To protect myself I would say the words to “Away in a manger” every night.
I had terrible dreams for years after, until I was able to trust the Lord as my Father, and He helped me banish my demons.
After I bought my house in 1996, I asked the Lord for a bed-time prayer for my five and six-year-old children. I didn’t want them to suffer the terror I had felt as a child.
This is the prayer He gave me.
I also got a tune to go with it. Sometimes we’d say it, sometimes we’d sing it. It is a simple prayer, easy to remember, and better than a dream catcher.
It’s free to share with any child who needs it.
Dear Lord, How great you are. I know my angels are always in your presence. Please send me my angels now, To guard me, my room, my house and my dreams. And I thank you, In Jesus name. Amen.