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Prayer for Sleep in Shalom

Psalm 4

For the music director, on stringed instruments, a psalm of David.
Answer me when I call,
God of my righteousness!
You set me free when I am in distress.
    Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
O sons of men, how long will you turn my glory into my shame?
How long will you love worthlessness and pursue falsehood? Selah
But know that Adonai has set apart the godly for His own.
Adonai will hear when I call to Him.
Tremble, but do not sin![a]
Search your heart while on your bed, and be silent. Selah
Offer righteous sacrifices
and put your trust in Adonai.

Many are asking, “Who will show us some good?”
May the light of Your face shine upon us, Adonai!
You have put joy in my heart—
more joy than when their grain and new wine overflow.
I will lie down and sleep in shalom.
For You alone, Adonai, make me live securely.


  1. Psalm 4:5 cf. Eph. 4:26.