Midnight holds a mystical and sacred aura for many spiritual seekers. It is a time when the world rests, and the veil between the physical and spiritual realms seems to thin. In this serene and quiet hour, believers often engage in midnight prayer, seeking solace, guidance, and connection with the divine.

The Book of Psalms, with its poetic beauty and profound expressions of faith, has long been a cherished resource for midnight prayer. In this article, we will explore the significance of Psalms for midnight prayer and discover how these ancient verses can bring comfort, strength, and spiritual nourishment during the midnight hours.


Psalms for Midnight Prayer

1. Psalm 46:10

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”


2. Psalm 119:105

Psalm 119:105

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”


3. Psalm 62:1

Psalm 62:1

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.”


4. Psalm 4:8

Psalm 4:8

“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

5. Psalm 34:18

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

6. Psalm 16:11

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

7. Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

8. Psalm 119:114

“You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.”

9. Psalm 121:3

“He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.”

10. Psalm 119:148

“My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.”

11. Psalm 27:4

“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.”

12. Psalm 119:18

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.”

13. Psalm 143:8

“Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

14. Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

15. Psalm 119:15

“I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.”

16. Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”

17. Psalm 119:97

“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.”

18. Psalm 119:133

“Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.”

19. Psalm 19:1

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”

20. Psalm 119:11

“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

21. Psalm 34:17

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”

22. Psalm 55:22

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

23. Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

24. Psalm 62:8

“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”

25. Psalm 91:1-2

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”

26. Psalm 30:5

“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

27. Psalm 103:2-4

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy.”

28. Psalm 42:11

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

29. Psalm 56:3-4

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”

30. Psalm 23:4

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

31. Psalm 131:2

“But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

32. Psalm 23:2

“He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”

33. Psalm 16:7

“I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.”

34. Psalm 119:165

“Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.”

35. Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present ,  help in trouble.”

36. Psalm 37:7

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!”

37. Psalm 62:5

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.”

38. Psalm 119:48

“I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.”

39. Psalm 4:4

“Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent.”

40. Psalm 46:10

“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

41. Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

42. Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

43. Psalm 145:19

“He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.”

44. Psalm 119:62

“At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.”

45. Psalm 139:1-4

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.”

46. Psalm 119:147

“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.”

47. Psalm 141:2

“Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!”

48. Psalm 119:105

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

49. Psalm 63:1

“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”

50. Psalm 119:130

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”

These verses are meant to inspire and guide during midnight prayers, fostering a deeper connection with God through the wisdom and solace found in the Psalms.


The practice of midnight prayer, accompanied by the recitation of Psalms, offers a profound spiritual experience for those who seek solace, guidance, and connection with the divine during the quiet hours of the night. The Book of Psalms, with its rich and poetic language, provides a wellspring of wisdom, comfort, and inspiration for midnight prayer. These ancient verses remind us of the eternal presence of a higher power and the enduring faith of those who have walked the path of spirituality before us.

As we engage in midnight prayer and immerse ourselves in the Psalms, we are reminded of the power of prayer to uplift our spirits, bring us closer to the divine, and provide solace in the midst of life’s challenges. May the Psalms continue to be a source of spiritual nourishment and guidance for those who seek the transformative power of midnight prayer, leading them to a deeper connection with the divine and a greater sense of peace and purpose in their lives.

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