A special chance to commune with the holy exists during the quiet of the night, when everything around us is enveloped in darkness. Many religious and spiritual traditions have a long history of using midnight prayers as a means of direction, comfort, and a strong sense of spiritual connection to a higher power.

Psalms for Midnight Prayers

The Bible is full of knowledge, consolation, and praise, but the Book of Psalms stands out as one of the most valuable religious works that has sustained people through the ages.

  1. Psalm 4: Midnight Assurance
    • Psalm 34:17 (NIV) – “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
  2. Psalm 7: Shield of the Midnight Hour
    • Psalm 18:30 (NIV) – “As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”
  3. Psalm 13: Midnight Lament
    • Psalm 30:5 (NIV) – “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
  4. Psalm 16: Midnight Confidence
    • Psalm 16:8 (NIV) – “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
  5. Psalm 19: The Midnight Sky
    • Psalm 19:1 (NIV) – “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
  6. Psalm 23: Shepherd of Midnight
    • Psalm 23:4 (NIV) – “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
  7. Psalm 27: Midnight Illumination
    • Psalm 27:1 (NIV) – “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”
  8. Psalm 31: Midnight Deliverance
    • Psalm 31:5 (NIV) – “Into your hands, I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.”
  9. Psalm 34: Midnight Refuge
    • Psalm 34:4 (NIV) – “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
  10. Psalm 37: Midnight Rest
    • Psalm 37:7 (NIV) – “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
  11. Psalm 42: Midnight Thirst
    • Psalm 42:1 (NIV) – “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”
  12. Psalm 46: Midnight Fortress
    • Psalm 46:1 (NIV) – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
  13. Psalm 51: Midnight Repentance
    • Psalm 51:10 (NIV) – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  14. Psalm 63: Midnight Praise
    • Psalm 63:3 (NIV) – “Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”
  15. Psalm 71: Midnight Hope
    • Psalm 71:5 (NIV) – “For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.”
  16. Psalm 77: Midnight Reflection
    • Psalm 77:12 (NIV) – “I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
  17. Psalm 84: Midnight Dwelling
    • Psalm 84:1-2 (NIV) – “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord.”
  18. Psalm 91: Midnight Shadow
    • Psalm 91:1 (NIV) – “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
  19. Psalm 103: Midnight Blessings
    • Psalm 103:2 (NIV) – “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”
  20. Psalm 139: Midnight Search
    • Psalm 139:1-2 (NIV) – “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.

21. Psalm 145:1-3: For Gratitude and Praise

  • Psalm 145:1-3: “I will exalt you, my God, the King, and I will bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.



Our study of the Psalms for midnight prayers comes to an end as we are reminded of the eternal wisdom and tremendous spiritual depth inherent in these holy writings. The Psalms provide comfort during difficult times, direction during uncertain times, and an honest expression of thanksgiving and appreciation.

The personal words of the Psalms can bring us comfort and a sense of community between the hours of midnight and dawn when all is quiet and the world is asleep. Psalms offer a rich textile of words that speak to the human experience, whether one is looking for supernatural guidance, healing, victory, provision, or just savouring God’s presence in the quiet.


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