Prayer For Sleep Paralysis
We want to say a prayer for sleep paralysis.
Sleep paralysis can be a scary thing. A study shows that 7.6% of the population has experienced at least one episode of sleep paralysis.
So let us say a prayer against sleep paralysis.
Father God, thank you for the good gift of rest.
Thank you that although we labor hard throughout the day, you have set apart for us a time to rest our bodies and simply be grateful for your blessings.
As your Word says, “In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
But Lord, this is not the reality for all people. As with many things, your perfect design has been corrupted by the Fall.
When sin entered the world, so did illness and disease. And these things touch every part of our lives, including sleep.
Right now there are many people who, try as they may, can’t seem to find rest and sleep. They experience ongoing problems with their sleep that can’t easily be remedied and cause them much pain because of sleep paralysis.
And so Father, I pray for anyone who is suffering from sleep paralysis. I cannot even imagine the terror that they go through night after night. But no matter the circumstances, I pray that you would give them a spirit of strength and peace and not one of fear.
Help them to know that you are with them and that although they may feel like they lose control of their body, ultimately you are in control and are protecting them at all times.
God, if there is a treatment for this terrible condition, I pray that you would give them the opportunity and the desire to take it.
But if that is not your will, I pray that you would help them to endure.
Help them to manage the episodes well and not to let them rule their life. For we know that you, Lord, have the final say in all things.
One day every force of evil and sickness and disease will bow before you. But until that day, help them to rely on your grace.
Father, you are the greatest physician; you perform miracles every day. I pray that you will work through doctors to heal your child, but beyond medicine, I pray that your mighty power would be displayed.
Help them to put all his hope and trust in you, for all things are possible with you.
May they turn to the scriptures right before they go to bed and be filled with the manah from heaven which brings us peace and comfort.
I ask that you give them a good night’s rest and that their dreams be soothing to them. May their body enter into REM state or rapid eye movement state where the body is reenergizing and repairing itself.
Finally, Lord, I pray that you would show me how to best support anyone that suffers from sleep paralysis.
Help me to speak with wisdom and grace into their life. Help me to be understanding.
Don’t let this illness diminish the depth of their relationship with you; instead, let it bring us closer together.
Help me to uplift them with scripture and with prayer. Help me to be a blessing in any way that I can, but also not to feel burdened beyond my control.
And let the many other people in their lives show grace, as well.
Whether it’s their boss, their coworkers, or their family, Lord, I pray that you would give them patience and guide them also.
I pray all these things in the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.