7 Effective Prayers for Good Weather

A prayer for good weather can bring us comfort and hope, acknowledging God as the Creator of all things and sovereign over the earth.

There is an activity in our daily lives involving the outdoors. Whether commuting to work, drying our clothes, wearing sunscreen, or walking our dog, the weather significantly impacts our everyday lives. Thus, people have been known to say a prayer for good weather since time immemorial. Here, we explore the unique practice of saying a prayer for good weather and why it pays off in the end.

What is a Prayer for Good Weather?

A prayer for good weather is a prayer to God to implore His favor and intervention so that we may have good weather, such as a sunny day, blue and clear skies, and calm waves. When there is drought in our land, a prayer for good weather is a prayer for rain to water the earth. Praying for good weather is something we do for our day-to-day activities, such as livelihood in agricultural settings, traveling, commuting, and other outdoor activities.

Prayer for Good Weather

Why Say a Prayer for Good Weather?

When there is bad weather, many turn to prayer as a source of strength, consolation, and intervention. As Christians, we can bring our problems and needs before God. The God we serve intervenes in the mundane details, not just when we have challenges and trials. Nothing is too small, like the weather, for God, who is almighty. When we say a prayer for good weather, we acknowledge God as the Creator of all things and declare His sovereignty over the earth.

Bible Verses About Prayer for Good Weather

Joshua 10:12-13

At the time Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord gave the Amorites over to the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still at Gibeon, and moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped until the nation took vengeance on their enemies. 

James 5:17-18

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months, it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. 

Mark 4:39

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 

Genesis 8:22

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease. 

Hebrews 1:3

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 

Isaiah 4:6

There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. 

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and clouds, Stormy wind, fulfilling His word.

Psalm 107:29

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. 

Revelation 7:1

After this, I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or any tree. 

Prayer for Good Weather

Seven Prayers for Good Weather

Short Prayer for Good Weather

Dear God, I come to You full of hope and faith. Please bless us with beautiful weather so our trip will be more pleasant and sunny. As we put our trip in Your hands, please keep us safe. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer for a sunny day

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge our reliance on You as the Creator of everything around us. We stand before You today, beseeching Your divine intervention. Today, we humbly ask You to give us good weather so our plans can continue. We know that sunshine and rain come from You, and You control the changing seasons and the weather. We ask that you bless us with a sunny day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayer for sun and rain

Creator of heaven and earth, we praise You, for You are a mighty God. A rumble of thunderous waters erupts from the depths of the sky as You raise Your voice. Please, I beg You, Lord, to bless us with pleasant weather and abundant natural resources. We need good weather and these resources to cultivate our land, Lord. As our only food source, we rely on this season’s harvest. Bless us with the perfect mix of sunlight and rain. We give glory to You alone. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. 

Prayer for good weather on my way to work

Almighty God, we are grateful for the chance to praise and serve You. We are grateful that You created the planet to provide for our basic necessities. As I start my day, I pray that I may have Your favor for good weather on my way to and from work. Afford me to be in a positive mood with the help of sunshine so I can be productive at work today and do everything I need to accomplish. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prayer for good weather during a celebration

Heavenly Father, I pray it doesn’t rain today so we may all enjoy today’s celebration. May we all be blessed with good weather that brings gladness to all and allows us to interact freely with one another. May we find solace in one another’s company, grow closer as a family, and live in harmony. I pray that this gathering of relatives is memorable for all the right reasons: the pleasant weather, heartfelt chats, strengthening of family ties, and glorifying Your name. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Prayer for good weather during a storm

Dear Lord, in the midst of the wild winds and crashing waves, we seek sanctuary in You. Our hearts are devastated and anxious by the natural disasters that have befallen us. We pray that You will calm the storms so we can be safe. We beg you to silence the stormy weather and give us the serenity of being in Your holy presence. Keep us safe in Your steadfast love. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Prayer for good weather

God of heaven and earth, we are in awe of all You created as the Divine Provider and Maker of all good things. We pray that You will bless the work of the farmers and all laborers with good weather. We pray for sunshine and rain. Please give us the bountiful harvest from combining human effort with Your divine compassion. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer for Good Weather

Final Thoughts

The weather plays a significant role in our lives, even if we don’t pay as much attention to it as we do to other things. What the weather is like every day affects our plans, safety, disposition, and environment. When the weather is not good, praying for good weather to ask God to intervene might be the calm and consolation we need.  

When the weather is unpredictable and threatening, a prayer for good weather becomes the way for assurance and hope. Whenever it is raining hard, when there is a storm, or when there is a heat wave, we always find ourselves praying for good weather, even unconsciously. We establish a connection that goes beyond the weather when we surrender to God and give Him control over our weather-related worries. 

A prayer for good weather can bring us comfort and hope. We must never forget that God is aware of all our needs, even those related to good weather, so we should not hesitate to pray for good weather whenever we need it! 

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Alex Shute
Alex Shute, MBA
Alex is a family man and entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. His passion is to serve the global Church and bring people of diverse backgrounds together to learn & grow.

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