63 Powerful Scriptures to Pray for a Breakthrough

There are times in our lives when we just need a change–a total breakthrough. Have you ever hit a wall in a situation you were going through and thought, “Lord, this has to change!” Change is possible when we surrender our situations to Christ and strategically pray the Word of God.

You can also read this post on how to pray the Word of God here. Are you in desperate need of the power of Christ to change you heart, mind, and situations in your life? Dear sister, it’s time to pray!

So What does the Bible Say about Praying for Breakthrough?

Before we can effectively pray for a breakthrough, we first have to understand that prayer is powerful. Knowing and understanding the power of prayer is the catalyst that will bring about significant changes in our lives when we trust God and follow His Word.  So what does the Bible say about the power of prayer?

Prayer is Effective and Powerful

James 5:16 says,

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Prayer is so powerful that it can move mountains and send down fire from heaven (Mark 11:23, 1 Kings 18:36-39). Never underestimate the power of prayer!

63 verses on praying for breakthrough

We have the amazing and awesome privilege of talking to the God of the entire universe. When we pray according to the will of God, He hears us. Amazing things can happen when we pray.

Related: Check out this post on praying the names of God here.

Prayer Changes Situations

Prayer is so powerful that it changes situations, people, and circumstances.  Think of the story of Esther. She was in a desperate situation. Lives were at stake.

She decided to rally her maidservants around her and fast and pray for God to make a change in the nation of Israel. At that point, Haman was trying to destroy the nation of Israel. But Esther decided to wait on the Lord and pray (Esther 4:16).

That’s when things started to change. Instead of experiencing massive death and destruction, the nation of Israel continued to thrive–and their enemies were destroyed instead (Esther 8:1,11)!

That is the power of prayer. So when you look at your current situation, enter into the throne of grace and keep praying

Scriptures on praying for change

Prayer Changes Us

Prayer not only changes situations, but it changes us.  Oftentimes we want God to change our situations immediately– and that might not always happen. We must trust God’s sovereign plan, purpose, and timing. What we can change immediately is our attitudes and ways of thinking about our situations.

How to Pray for a Breakthrough in your Life

The definition of a breakthrough is a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development. (source) It is also defined as an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle. (source)

When we decide that we are “sick and tired of being sick and tired”–that is when the power of God can radically change our minds and hearts to bring a powerful breakthrough. 

Pray for a Breakthrough in your Mind

Romans 12:2 says that we are transformed and changed by the renewing of our minds. When we use the word of God to change our minds, He will transform how we think.  When we change how we think, we can eventually change the way we view our current situations. 

Pray for the power of God to change your heart and mind through His Word! If we are thinking negatively about ourselves, our situations or the people around us, we need the power of God to transform our minds through His word. 

Scriptures on praying for change and transformation

Pray for a Breakthrough in the Direction of your Life

After you have done a bit of self-reflection and prayer for God to change your heart and mind, ask God to take you to the next level in your spiritual journey.  Ask Him to give you direction and guidance in your life. Pray for God to give you wisdom and discernment in your everyday life. 

Praying for these things can bring about a radical change in the direction of your life, so that you continue to go on the path that God has set out for you. 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:3-6

63 Scriptures to Pray for a Breakthrough–Free Printable!

Here is a printable download with 63 Scriptures that you can use to pray for a radical change and breakthrough in your life! (There are two watercolor versions of this printable–choose the one you like by clicking the links below!)

63 Scriptures to Pray for Breakthrough–purple and peach floral version

63 Scriptures to Pray for Breakthrough–white and blue floral version

As you continue to pray for God to change your attitude and transform your mind, you will gain a fresh perspective concerning the current situations in your life. Trust the Lord and His perfect timing to change the situations in your life, and don’t give up.

Keep praying.

Continue to pray for the change and breakthrough you desire to see, and trust that it will come to fruition in His timing. I hope that this downloadable printable will continue to give you encouragement as you pray radically for God to change your heart, mind and life. May the Lord bless you greatly! 

Free Printable on Praying for a Breakthrough

You can download this free printable prayer as you trust God to bring powerful breakthrough in your life!

Click HERE to download the free printable prayer.

21 thoughts on “63 Powerful Scriptures to Pray for a Breakthrough”

  1. Love this! Thank you so much for your beautiful resources. I love the Prayer for Breakthrough. Is there a printable for that prayer?

    1. Thanks so much, Ronda! That is a great idea to make a printable for the prayer for breakthrough–I will do that and let you know when it’s ready! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for sharing, and making us understand that we need to change our attitudes and seek His direction before we can experience that breakthrough and change that we desire most.
    Thank you for bringing purpose in our prayers.

    1. Thank you so much Julie! I pray that we all humbly seek the Lord as we wait on him for powerful breakthrough in our lives! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  3. Carolyn M McBride

    Thank you so very much.. I find that learning from the things you post helps my walk with God.. For that I am truly blessed by you!

  4. I literally just cried out to God saying these exact same words

    Have you ever hit a wall in a situation you were going through and thought, “Lord, this has to change!”

    Love how God orchestrates things. Thank you for stopping and sharing this. Believing it’s reaches many and encourages them. Blessings

  5. Stephanie Poitier

    Thank you for such a simple and powerful break through prayer. Thank you for reminding me that a change of mind is needed to move ahead according to God’s plans.

  6. Ampumuza Doreen

    1.I need God’s salvation
    2. Financial break through and God to enable me to pay my debts. They are very many
    3. Poverty chain to break in my family
    4. My son Armour 3 years. May his tongue lift and may he speak in Jesus name
    5. Healing for my dad, mum, sister and brother
    6. Let the will of God, his Grace, favour, mercy, love and peace be upon me and my family

    In Jesus name I pray. AMEN

  7. Mdm. Rosenbloom

    What a beautiful webpage this is. I have no doubt this was divinely found. Ask, Seek Knock; I got just what I needed. Blessings to you and all who stumble upon this anointed site. Thank you, Christin

    1. Thank you SO MUCH for your encouraging words! They mean so much to me. May the Lord bless you and your family, and I praise Him for bringing you to this site! Have a great day!

    2. Wow! Thank you for letting the Holy Spirit use you! This is life changing. Now may I take the things I’ve read and apply them to my everyday life, in Jesus name, amen. May God continue to supply all your family’s needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, Christin!

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