Praying for God’s Favor

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by Founding Pastor Rick Duncan


It appears from the Psalms that we are on safe Biblical ground to “entreat” the favor of God. We are always right to use God’s words when we approach God’s throne. James reminds us that we have not because we ask not (James 4:2). So, let’s not fail to ask God for His favor on our lives and ministries. 

Below is a prayer built from the Psalms to help us entreat the favor of God. 


Don’t use this prayer in a “meaningless repetition” kind of way. Instead, pray one verse at a time. Then rephrase that verse in prayer by using your own words. Move to the next verse and repeat the process until you are finished.

May the Lord cover you with His favor as with a shield. 


My heavenly Father,

You, LORD God, are a sun and shield. You bestow favor and honor. No good thing do You withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 81:11).

Your anger is but for a moment. Your favor is for a lifetime (Psalm 30:5).

Remember me, O LORD, when You show favor to Your people; help me when You save them (Psalm 106:4).

Let Your favor, Lord God, be upon us, and establish the work of our hands (Psalm 90:17).

Show me a sign of Your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because You, LORD, have helped me and comforted me (Psalm 86:17).

I entreat Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your promise (Psalm 119:58).

For You bless the righteous, O LORD; You cover him with favor as with a shield (Psalm 5:12).

I know that Your favor can only come to me through the merits of Your Son, Jesus.

So, I pray all this in His name, Amen.