Prayer For Achieving Goals

The back of a  brown-haired woman with her hand raised in a blue sky filled with clouds showing an example of a prayer for achieving goals

When striving for success, a prayer for achieving goals can be a powerful tool that propels us forward and helps align our paths to the divine. Prayer also gives you the clarity and direction needed to achieve your goals. I’ve had personal experience with praying over your dreams. I’ve just signed a book contract with a publisher for my debut novel!!

How do I pray to God to achieve my goals?

A prayer for achieving goals can be as simple or complex as you want.

Below are 9 prayer points to help you stay focused on your goals. Each point can be a powerful springboard to pray for reaching your aspirations.

1)Believe God is God

God is a good God who wants to help you and see you succeed. Each time I had a setback, I would recite one of my favorite verses:

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 27:13 became a source of hope and strength in my most disheartening moments.


Thank You, God, you are a good God and you will help me achieve my goal of ________ (fill in the blank.) Help me use my spiritual gifts and talents for your Glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen

2)Intentional Prayers

Specific prayers are a surefire way to receive clear answers from God and will help keep you focused on your goals.

Things that are important to us are written in our calendars. If you want to be intentional about setting aside time to pray, you need to plan for it.”
― Dave Ferguson

Things that are important to us are written in our calendars. If you want to be intentional about setting aside time to pray, you need to plan for it.”
― Dave Ferguson


God, help me be more intentional and specific in my prayers. Show me the areas where I need clarity and direction alongside my goals so I can stay focused and achieve success. In Jesus’ name. Amen

3)Vision Writing

Writing your vision is essential for keeping your dreams alive and ensuring that you remain accountable.

“Think about what you are passionate about. Dream about it. Write it down. Read it always. Now, live it. Whatever you are passionate about will directly lead you to your purpose!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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Lord, help me write the vision down and decree daily. Help me keep the vision alive and ensure that I remain accountable for achieving my goals. In Jesus’ name. Amen


4)Remain Patient

To accomplish your goals patience is key. As I strived for my aspirations, God was also at work within me: refining and shaping me spiritually.

Sometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. —Mary Pierce.

Hour glass with this inspirational sayingSometimes things aren’t clear right away. That’s where you need to be patient and persevere and see where things lead. 


Lord, help me remain patient and trust in your timing as I pursue my dreams. Give me the patience to understand that you are working behind the scenes to bring about my dreams. Transform me into the person you want me to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen

5) Be Determined

One must remain determined and consistent in pursuing their dreams. Stay focused, confident, and resilient as you make progress toward your goals.

“Stand Firm and you will win life.” Luke 21:19 NIV

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” – St. Augustine

A black woman in a white suit praying with this quote shown below "Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." - St. Augustine


God, give me the determination to stick with my goals and stay committed to achieving them. Help me stay strong in making decisions that will bring about the success I seek and be willing to keep learning each day. In Jesus’ name. Amen

6) The Next Action Step

When you feel overwhelmed or scared, talk to God. He will give you an idea of what to do next. Ask Him for help and He will tell you how to move forward and stay motivated.

“We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NLT

Only can see a man's gym shoes walking up stairs with the bible verse proverbs 16:9 We can make plans but the Lord determines our steps for motivation for prayer for achieving goals

“When you move your feet you unleash a wave of possibilities for God to do a mighty work in your life.”
― Germany Kent


Lord, show me the next step to take, especially when it seems like I’m at a standstill. Help me tune in to the guidance You provide and be willing to take bold steps. In Jesus’ name. Amen

7) Divine Alignments

On your path to your destiny, ask God to bring encouraging Godly people who can be there for you and open doors. Your breakthrough can help someone else reach their goals too!!

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:5 ESV

Cloudy sky and green grass My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:5


God, you are a miracle worker and I thank You for granting me the favor of divine alignments that will place me in the right position to achieve my goals. In Jesus’ name. Amen

8)Daily Mind Renewal

It is easy to get distracted and let your mind wander. But if you read the Bible every day, you can learn how to stay focused and be in control of your thoughts.

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 The Passion Translation


Lord, help me renew my mind daily with the truth of your word. Help stay away from any negativity or distractions that will lead me astray from reaching my goals. And help me maintain a healthy pursuit of my goals while focusing on you and my family.   In Jesus’ name. Amen


It’s normal to be scared sometimes, but you can’t let fear control your actions. Remember to say a prayer for achieving goals for the courage to take risks and move forward despite the uncertainty.

“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NIV


Dear Father, help me walk in faith and not fear, step out of my comfort zone, and take risks that will bring me closer to success. Heal any anxieties or doubts that may block the blessings you have for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen

“Lack of courage is what makes big dreams to sit in the ink of the paper instead of them running in the shoes of actions. Without courage, you remain a dreamer!”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords 

Sticky note with this inspirational quote Lack of courage is what makes big dream to sit in the ink of paper instead of them running in the the shoes of action. Without courage you remain a dreamer


Being thankful helps you stay positive. When you show your thankfulness, good things happen! I wear a bracelet with this written on it to remind myself.

“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” Jane Fuller

A sun shaped like a heart with an inspirational quote a grateful heart is a magnet for miracles


Lord, I thank You for your grace and mercy over my life. Thank you for your favor that is operating on my behalf so I can complete my goals. Thank You for bringing the resources and people I need to achieve success. In Jesus’ name. Amen


The devil does not want you to follow God’s will for your life and will do everything to stop your from making you believe your idea is stupid, you are lacking and bring people into your life to discourage and distract you from achieving your goals.

“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thess. 3:3


Father, help me remain vigilant in prayer and protect from the devil’s attacks. Outfit me with Your armor so that I can stand firm and achieve my goals. Help me recognize when the devil is attacking me and or using people to discourage me. Amen in Jesus’ name.

Praying for success and achieving goals and success are powerful ways to stay focused on the task at hand. I can attest that prayer has been helpful in unveiling my goals and bringing clarity to the steps I need to take. Keep up the prayer and watch God move on your behalf!

Below are two bonus prayers for specific questions to aid you while embarking on your journey:

What is my prayer to achieve my career plan?


Lord, I ask that You put me on the path to a career plan and goals that honor You. Help me stay focused on the plans You have for my life so I can make meaningful progress toward accomplishing my career plan. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

What is a good prayer for motivation?


Dear Father, thank You for giving me the courage and strength to stay motivated toward achieving my goals. Give me the strength to stay dedicated to my success, even when it feels like nothing is working. Let me take pleasure in the minor successes I achieve as I move closer and closer to achieving my goals. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so I can overcome any obstacles that come my way and trust in Your will for my life. In Jesus’ name.

What Psalms are good for goals?

The poetic words of the Psalms make them ideal for reflection and goal setting. They offer a remarkable level of insight and spiritual guidance that can help bring clarity to our lives. Since ancient times, the Psalms are a source of comfort, motivation, strength, and solace in times of difficulty. Here are a couple of Psalms below but read the psalms at night to inspire yo. If you read 5 psalms a day for 30 days you will have read all 150 of them! You can turn many of the psalms for a prayer for achieving goals.

Psalm 20

Psalm 20 provides an inspiring vision of success while reminding us that this victory comes with trust in God’s favor and mercy. This psalm encourages us to hold on to our hope when encountering obstacles or struggles along the way. This Psalm helps us to ask God for his help and protection to reach our greater purpose: “May he grant your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans!” (verse 4).

Psalm 37

Psalm 37:4-5 offers powerful advice on how to stay motivated toward achieving goals: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires… Commit everything you do to the Lord; trust him, and he will help you.” These two powerful verses encourage believers not only to set tangible targets but also to remain faithful during their journey.

When used for prayer and meditation, the Psalms can be a powerful source of motivation and strength in our quest to achieve our goals. Let us trust in God’s guidance and mercy as we pursue success. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

All these precious teachings from the Scripture provide deep insights into staying true to one’s course while always trusting in His divine plan no matter where life takes us — making sure that our efforts today lead toward fulfilling God’s greater purpose tomorrow!

Final thoughts

We all have desires and goals in life — but no matter how lofty our ambitions may be, we must never forget to seek God’s guidance. Let us turn to Him for strength and motivation as we strive to reach our highest potential and achieve the goals He has placed within us. Praying the Psalms can provide a powerful source of spiritual nourishment and guidance as we pursue our plans and dreams. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Final prayer:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the beautiful words of Your Scripture that have inspired our hearts to ask for Your grace and strength in achieving our goals. We trust in You and ask that You guide us through the journey of our lives, helping us take the steps to fulfill Your will and bring glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

May God bless you as you pursue your goals and trust in His divine plan! Have faith in Him and use prayer for achieving goals. It will happen!

And remember – He is always with us! Amen.

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