St. Elijah ~ Patron Saint of Sleep

Yes, there is a Patron Saint of Sleep. Elijah (Feast Day July 20) was wandering in the desert, depressed and praying for death. He fell asleep, and an angel watched over him, waking him only to eat and drink and then letting him fall asleep again. He awoke with a renewed faith and energy to do God’s work (1 Kings 19).

In honor of St. Elijah, let’s all celebrate today by . . . taking a nap! I could use a little more faith and energy, how about you? Want to share a favorite Saint or Scripture? Head on over to The Kennedy Adventures every Sunday and join in.

Entrance to Chapel of St. Elijah in Portugal

(photo courtesy of Weird Portugal by Nuno Alves)
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21 thoughts on “St. Elijah ~ Patron Saint of Sleep”

  1. St. Elijah please help my son Daniel to sleep he is in a place I cannot rescue him from only the grace of God will bring my son back. Please intercede for my son.

  2. Any sleep deprived mother can appreciate this. I’m saying a prayer to St. Elijah today for my son Gabriel who is suffering from a very bad cold and I got him down for a nap. Here’s to his body recovering through sleep! Amen!

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  5. Please St. Elijah! I need help with my 8 month old daughter, Annie. She suffers from acid reflux and only sleeps an hour or so throughout the night. She now has the croup. Please help her to start sleeping better.

    1. Oh, I hope St. Elijah helps! My eldest only slept during the day – while I was at work. Does she have a “soother” of some sort – soft blankie or toy? Humidifier in her room with lavender oil? Vick’s Vapo-rub on the bottoms of her feet? I’m sure you’ve tried all thease, but I didn’t, and went sleepless SO many nights. You are in my prayers, Joelle. Sending strength your way!!

  6. St Elijah, please help my baby girl able to sleep on her own, during both days nap and nights sleep uninterruptedly. Amen.

  7. Hey st Elijah, glad I happened upon you tonight. Let’s be buds from now on. Anyways I’m in a bit of a pickle cause I’ve got an important day tomorrow and in order to function properly I need sleep. So hey y’know there is this passage in the Bible I’m pretty sure about how sleep is imperative to your health and not sleeping lets the devil in. But the last thing I need today is the devil. God’s got some big plans. So Elijah, my new pal, my broman, cover for me okay? Help me get that sleep so we can punch the devil right in the face, you and me. Take care fam thanks for looking out for me tonight

  8. St. Elijah please help my 6 mnth old baby girl sleep I’m at wits end and so exhausted she wakes up so many times at night and hardly even naps, I pray she gets better at sleeping..

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