Prayer for Favor

Prayer for favor scripture is a powerful way to petition for guidance and assistance from the divine. When we pray for favor, we are asking for God’s help in achieving our goals and dreams. We can be open and specific in our prayers, expressing what we would like to see happen in our lives.

Keep in mind that prayer isn’t a magic wand that automatically solves all our problems. It’s more like a tool that helps us access divine guidance and support when we need it most. So be patient, stay positive, and trust God will respond in the best way possible.

Prayer For Favor girl praying

How Do I Ask God For A Favor?

  1. The first step is choose a set time when you will be alone. Switch off your phone and find a quiet place where you can pray without interruption.

“Be still and know I am God.” Psalm 46:10

2. Begin by thanking God for all He has done for you.

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4

 3. Acknowledge God’s goodness and greatness and His love for you. If you ever questioned, how do I receive divine favor from God? Know deep in your heart, God loves you unconditionally and believe you are worthy of receiving His love and favor!

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1

 4. In your prayer for favor tell God of your needs and desires, both big and small. Be specific about what you ask for, and be sure to include any requests related to favoritism (eased trials, increased opportunities, better relationships, etc)

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7

5. Remember that God wants us to be active participants in our own lives, so don’t be scared to take action once you’ve asked for God’s help.

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”” Joshua 1:9

Biblical Characters who found favor scripture with God


But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8

Abraham and his wife

“My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.” Genesis 18:3


“But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.” Genesis


And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” Exodus 33:17

The Hebrews

‘”And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:” Exodus 3:21


“And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.” 1 Samuel 2:26


“You have granted me life and favor, And Your care has preserved my spirit”. Job 10:12


And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs, Daniel 1:9


“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!” Luke 1:30


“Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52


“Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.” Acts 7:46

Us! Those who have been reconciled through God through Jesus

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:19

Prayer for Favor with Scripture

God’s grace toward us is God’s unmerited kindness we don’t earn by doing good work but due to God’s divine favour, the God of this universe wants to bless His Children- You and me.  Below are all types of prayer to bring favor into your life. 

Prayer for Favor and Breakthrough

O Lord, In Jesus’ name I pray for favor and breakthrough in all areas of my life. I pray that You would open doors in every area where I am held back – spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Lord, I thank You for Your love and grace that are poured out on me daily. I receive Your favor and breakthrough now in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; He withholds no good thing from those who walk with integrity. Psalm 84:11.

Prayer for Special Favor

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You today asking for a special measure of Your favor in my life. Lord, please give me your divine favor in __________________________ (name it). Thank You Father, Your unending grace and mercy. I love You, Lord! Amen.

Prayer for Favor with Man

In the name of Jesus Christ, I ask for favor with this individual so that they might appreciate my good qualities. I would appreciate your help with a specific issue I have with ____________________ (name it). Thank you. Jesus! Amen.

Prayer for Favor with God

Dear Father, in heaven please help me find favor with you through prayer. Father I know You unconditionally love me and you are no respecter of persons but give me additional favor grace and mercy with this issue because I need Your help in overcoming _______________________ or provision for________________________ or protection. Thank you, Father in Jesus’ name. Amen.

“Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation. Proverbs 3:3-4.

Prayer for Favor At Work

.Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I ask that you would give me your favor and grace to handle the stress of ______________________at my job. I pray for favor regarding work assignments, promotions and pay raises. Highlight my hard work ethic to my boss and have my co-workers be friendly, helpful and speak well of me. I ask all this, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Prayer For Favor With Boss

.Dear Lord, I come to You today asking for Your divine favor over my relationship with my boss. Please help me be seen as a valuable member of our team, give me favor in the eyes of my boss, and help me excel at my job and the boss notices all my hard work. I ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Psalm 90:17 Prayer for Favor

“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!” Psalm 90:17

Prayer for Special Favor

Lord, thank you so much for being a Father who will bless His children through prayer. Lord, thank you for this special favor of_____________________________ (name it) Thank You God! In the mighty name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, I pray these things. Amen

Prayer for Favor Psalm 5:12

“For You bless the righteous person, LORD, You surround him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12.

Prayer For Favor In Court

Lord, in Jesus’ name, I pray for Your favor in court. Please guide and direct the decisions of those who will hear my case, and give me wisdom to speak truthfully and eloquently. I trust in You, Lord, to bring about justice in this situation. prayer for favor in all legal matters, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Proverbs 12:2

“A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.” Proverbs 12:2.

“The LORD executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.” Psalm 103:18 ESV.

The Transformative Power of God’s Favor

Understanding the favor of God is essential in our journey of faith. Throughout the prayer of favor  scriptures, we see instances where God’s favor radically transforms the lives of individuals, families, and even nations. This favor is not just a passive approval or acceptance but an active force, by the power of the Holy Spirit that manifests in tangible ways.

Why Seek God’s Favor?

While all of God’s children have His love and attention, seeking His favor is about positioning oneself to receive the fullness of His blessings. The favor of God can:

1. Accelerate Purpose

Just as it did for Joseph, God’s favor can thrust you into your destiny. From the prison to the palace, Joseph’s rise was accelerated because of divine favor.

2. Provide Protection

Favor acts as a shield, safeguarding those under its covering. Think of Daniel in the lion’s den; it was a favor that shut the mouths of lions.

3. Open Doors of Opportunity

The story of Queen Esther is a classic example. God’s favor positioned her as queen at a strategic time, granting her an audience with the king, which led to the salvation of her people.

4. Draw People to You

Just like the boy Samuel, God’s favor will make you stand out and draw people towards you, not because of your abilities, but because of His light shining upon you.

Modern Queen Esther with a crown in her head prayer for favor with her eyes closed

Keys to Unlocking God’s Favor

 The good news is we are under the grace of God, and we can’t earn a spiritual blessing through any good work (s). Favor is a gift of God but we can get preferential treatment like how Abraham was a friend of God, and don’t we long to be God’s friend and a son or daughter who wants to make our Father proud. Spoiler Alert in God’s sight, you are loved unconditionally even when we mess up.  

1. Humility: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6) Humbling ourselves before God is a sure way to attract His favor.

2. Obedience: Walking in obedience to God’s commandments and instructions can unlock favor. Consider King David, a man after God’s own heart because of his willingness to do all of God’s will.

3. Seeking God’s Presence: Regularly spending time in worship, prayer, and reading God’s Word will draw you closer to Him and position you for favor.

4. Generosity: Being a blessing to others, especially the less privileged, opens channels of favor. Proverbs 19:17 says, “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

The Lasting Impact of God’s Favor

The favor of God is not fleeting. It leaves a legacy. David’s favor didn’t end with him. It extended to Solomon and Jesus came through the line of David. When God favors you, it often overflows, impacting those around you and even generations to come.

God’s favor is not just about personal blessings. When God favors you, He’s positioning you to be a channel of blessings to others. God positioned Joseph to save not only Egypt but also the surrounding nations from famine. Esther’s favor saved an entire people. The favor upon Mary brought forth the Savior of the world.

So, when you pray for God’s favor, understand that it’s not a selfish request. You’re positioning yourself to be a vessel through which God can display His power, love, and provision to the world.

Final Thoughts

The favor of God is a profound and powerful force, one that can transform lives and destinies. It’s not about earning it but positioning ourselves to receive it. As we actively seek, cherish, and steward God’s favor in our lives, we become conduits of His divine purpose on earth, reflecting His glory and drawing others to Him. Let us continually pursue the favor of the Lord, for in it lies the key to transformative blessings, not just for ourselves, but for the world.

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