Every Bed, Every Day
“Our hearts will not rest until they rest in You.” – St. Augustine
About the Program
Background: Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) in Tennessee created Every Bed, Every Day with biblical inspiration from the book of Jeremiah when Ebed went to rescue Jeremiah and pull him out of a pit; KARM describes praying for others as pulling them out of a pit. The Los Angeles Mission has adapted the Every Bed, Every Day program to fit the needs of our own mission:
“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’” – Matthew 11:28
“I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O LORD, will keep me safe.” – Psalm 4:8
During the day when guests are not in the sleeping quarters, we invite individuals, families, and groups to come in to pray over the beds in the Genesis Dorm between the hours of 9:00am – 12:00pm, Monday through Friday. Cards and notes of encouragement can also be made and brought in for guests and placed on the beds they will sleep in that night. The program is two-fold: we’re praying for our guests who sleep here at night and their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, but at the same time that they find rest for their souls and find rest in God for their spiritual well-being.
If you or your group would like to participate in the Every Bed, Every Day program, please contact the Volunteer Department: (213) 629-1227 x337.