Saying a prayer for favor is asking God to grant us the power to do something that would otherwise be impossible for us to accomplish.
Are you in a dire situation in your life at present? Is there an aspect of your life that needs supernatural intervention? Are you longing for God’s provision and blessing to pour out in your life? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, your heart might be thirsty for God’s favor and grace. May this article seeking the Lord’s favor bless you in one way or another.
What is a Prayer for Favor?
As a child of God, one of the greatest blessings you have is direct access to Him. Prayer is the straight line of communication with the Lord. Through prayer, you can make requests and ask for favor from God. Praying for a favor is seeking God’s support and approval. When God grants you favor, He shows you His immense kindness beyond what you deserve, hope, or imagine.
Bible Verses about God’s Favor and Blessings
And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
Let the favor of the LORD our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
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. You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
What to Remember when Saying a Prayer for Favor
Be humble and repent of sins
Repentance and humility go hand in hand in acknowledging our need for God and His favor. The act of repentance does not source itself from a debilitating fear of punishment but from the acceptance of and awe in God’s loving kindness and mercy. It is impossible to gain the approval of the Lord on our own merit (Ephesians 2:8). When we humble ourselves, repent, and accept Jesus in our lives; we become members of God’s kingdom. He bestows us favor and grace out of His divine love for us.
Many of us find it difficult to trust because of experiences of betrayal, rejection, and hurt. We have been recipients of broken promises and hurtful assumptions. It is also challenging to trust when we cannot make sense of our circumstances. But the Lord is worthy of our trust, for He does not lie (Numbers 23:19) and is a promise-keeping God (Joshua 21:45). We can rest secure for the favor of the Lord is upon us as we accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives (Hebrews 6:19-20).
As followers of Christ, we do not give gratitude to the Lord due to blessings and provisions and then complain when we struggle. Scripture says that we are to praise and give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When we say a prayer for favor, we are at peace and thankful (Philippians 4:6) even in dire situations, knowing that God’s ways are above ours (Isaiah 55:9).
What to Ask for when Saying a Prayer for Favor
Prayer for favor in relationships
Dear Lord, I know I quickly forget how You love me and how that love can overflow into my relationships when I accept and abide in You. Afford me the favor of godly friendships and relationships that will help me grow in faith. Provide me with leaders and mentors who will guide me in my spiritual walk.
Grant me grace and transform my heart when I seek satisfaction and fulfillment from my relationships instead of giving love generously. Help me put my hope and satisfaction only in You, lest I abandon myself to an unstable relationship that can destroy me. I know that You supply me with love that abounds, and may this love radiate in all my relationships. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Prayer for favor in career
Gracious and faithful Father, I humbly come before You seeking guidance and favor in my career. Although there are things I want for myself, help me want what you desire for me. Put me in a workplace where I can use my gifts to serve others and bring glory to your name. Help me in every task I will need to accomplish. Show me Your wisdom and discernment so I can make decisions according to Your command. May the job you will provide sustain me and my family’s needs. I trust in the path You have carved for me, for I know they will prosper and make me more like Christ. All these I pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Prayer for favor in ministry opportunities
Heavenly Father, You have graced us with many gifts, talents, and blessings. I know that You want us to use them for Your glory and the expansion of Your kingdom. And so, I pray that You grant me the favor of being put in a ministry where I can use the gifts You have entrusted me for Your spiritual work.
Help me discern and embrace the ministry opportunities You place before me. Give me the confidence and boldness to bring the hope of the gospel of Christ to the unreached through Your ministries. Continue to bless the work of my hands. I pray this through the holiest name of Jesus. Amen.
Prayer for favor in daily life
Most gracious and loving Father, thank You for allowing me to face another morning. Each breath you fill my lungs with is a validation that You have a greater purpose for me. Lord, it is so easy to forget Your steadfast love and care in the daily busyness of my life. I am overcome with chores, worries, to-do lists, and challenges. I pray that You allow me to remember that You are mindful of details. Therefore, everything that happens in every moment of my every day is under Your perfect sovereignty. Help me live out the gospel even in the mundane. I pray for You to cover my endeavors today and all my days with protection and blessings. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Prayer for favor in finances
Abba Father, You are magnificent and wondrous. You make all things possible. I know that You are my provider and the sustainer of my needs. You make me secure and teach me not to be anxious about anything. You command me to present my concerns to You in prayer and thanksgiving. Lord, I pray for financial favor. I lift to you my needs that involve money. I pray that You let my heart and mind rest in Your promise of abundance and sustenance. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Prayer for favor through a supernatural breakthrough
Dear Lord, I am in great suffering at present. I lay down my cares at Your feet lest I be overcome by self-reliance or depression. Since Your grace accomplishes everything, no one could help me but You. I know that anything is possible with Your might and mercy. The mountain I face before me can only be moved by Your divine hand. Grant me Your supernatural favor and lift my burdens, Lord. But in both triumph and trials, I surrender to Your will. I pray this in the mighty name of Jesus, my Lord. Amen.
A prayer for favor acknowledges one’s limitations and surrenders to the power of God, who created the entire universe. A prayer for a favor that is said with humility and faith goes a long way. If you’re going through a tough time in relationships, finances, career, or ministry, say a prayer for favor. Whether you need favor over your daily life or a supernatural breakthrough, lift a prayer for favor to the Lord. The almighty God who cares and loves you is at the other side of your prayer, ready and mighty to help you.
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