Here are 10 verses from the King James Bible found in the book of Psalms to pray with your children before bedtime. These are some great verses to help them memorize. For smaller children, just use a line or so. Consistency is the key.
1. Psalm 91:1-2 and 11
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
2. Psalm 121:5-6
The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
3. Psalm 23:1-2
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
4. Psalm 3:5
I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.
5. Psalm 116:7
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
6. Psalm 147:4-5
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
7. Psalm 139:12-14
Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
8. Psalm 42:8
Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
9. Psalm 56:3 (one of my personal favorites and frequently quoted and claimed)
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
10. Psalm 4:8 (another favorite and frequently quoted and claimed)
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.