We all desire to walk in the blessings and favor of God. But what does this mean exactly, and how do we pray for God’s blessing in our lives? The first step in praying for more of God’s blessings is to better understand what God’s blessings and favor are. Once we have a better understanding of this, we can pray with passion, power and confidence.
What does it Mean to Have God’s Blessing and Favor?
The Hebrew word for blessing is bᵊrāḵâ which means (source of) blessing, prosperity, praise of God, a gift, present, or a treaty of peace (source). Some of the Scriptures that use this Hebrew word are Genesis 28:4, Deuteronomy 11:27, and Deuteronomy 28:1-14.
Another Hebrew word for blessed is ‘ešer, which means happy (source). It is used in Scriptures like Psalm 1:1, Psalm 32:1-2, and Psalm 40:4.
In the New Testament, the Greek word for blessing is eulogia, which means praise, fine discourse, a benediction, consecration, or a benefit (source). Scriptures with this Greek word include: Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 1:3, and 1 Peter 3:9.
What does the Word Favor Mean?
The word “favor” comes from the Hebrew word ṭôḇ, meaning goodness, excellence, good, rich and valuable, glad, pleasant, agreeable, happy and prosperous (source). This word is also used to describe God’s favor, mercy and goodness in other passages like Psalm 84:11, Psalm 103:5 and Psalm 109:21.
These powerful definitions of the words blessing and favor helps us understand that:
God is good–and he bestows his goodness on his people. There are many Scriptures that describe God’s goodness. (Psalm 84:11, Psalm 25:8, Psalm 34:8, Psalm 85:12, Psalm 118:1) Because God is good, he blesses those who seek him.
Our happiness matters to God. When we experience God’s goodness, we are filled with a deep joy that nothing in this world can take away. This does not mean that everything in our lives will always be happy. Since we live in a fallen world riddled with sin and suffering, we will experience pain. But even in the midst of that pain, we can still experience the joy and goodness of God.
How do I Pray for God’s Blessings and Favor?
Praying for God’s blessings and favor does not mean praying for all of the worldly material things in this life. Praying for God’s blessings and favor is agreeing with what God has already given us through Christ.
In Christ we already have every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3).
In Christ we already have everything we need to live a godly, fulfilled life (2 Peter 1:3).
In Christ we already have the blessing of eternal life (John 17:3)
In Christ we already have the blessings of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).
Praise the Lord for the wonderful blessings and favor he has given us!
As we pray for God’s blessings and favor, we can pray for God to pour out an abundance of what is already rightfully ours through Christ. Join me in praying these powerful prayers of blessing and favor for you and your loved ones, and you can download a FREE printable at the end of this post!
Prayers for Blessing and Favor from the Old Testament
All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:2-6
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the wonderful gift of your blessings. Help me to follow your Word and obey your commands, that I may receive your blessings each day. Grant me and my family peace, joy, and favor through your spiritual blessings. Bless me and my family wherever we go, and bless us as we perform our daily tasks. Thank you that I can walk in the abundance of your blessings through Jesus Christ. Amen.
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 1:1-3
Prayer: Lord, help me to find my contentment, peace, and happiness in You. Bless me as I delight in the beauty and wisdom of your Word. Help me to meditate and focus on your truth each day, and bless me as I continue to seek your face. Amen.
From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. Psalm 3:8
Prayer: Lord, may your blessing be upon me and my family today. Thank you that deliverance and salvation comes from you. Guide us and keep us, and lead us in the path you have for us. Help us to remember that we are blessed because of your goodness in our lives. Amen.
Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the righteousness I have that only comes from you. Surround me and my family with your favor, grace and protection as a mighty shield. Help me to walk in the freedom that I have through your abundant blessings. Amen.
You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head. Psalm 21:3
This psalm, like many of the Psalms, was written by David. In this Psalm he is speaking of the bountiful blessings from God that he received as king of Israel. Even though David was referring to himself in this psalm, we can still gain inspiration and encouragement, knowing that we are also blessed by God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the blessings that I have through the power of your Holy Spirit. Just as David was deeply grateful for the blessings you gave him, help me to maintain a heart of gratitude because of the blessings you provide for me each day. Amen.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence. Psalm 21:6
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the unending blessings that I have through the Holy Spirit. Help my mind and heart to overflow with your blessings of joy, happiness, peace and victory. Amen.
They will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior. Psalm 24:5
Prayer: Lord, thank you that I have vindication through you. You do not count my sins against me, but thank you that I am forgiven when I confess my sins to you. Thank you that I can enjoy the blessing of fellowship with you through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. May the ultimate blessing of your salvation give me joy each day. Amen.
Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever. Psalm 28:9
Prayer: Lord, bless me and my family today. May you forever be our shepherd, and carry us forever. Thank you for the inheritance of peace, joy and contentment that we have in you. Bless us, and help us to be a blessing to others. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11
Prayer: Lord, bless me today with your peace and strength. Thank you for bestowing upon me your favor and protection. When life seems too difficult to handle, help me to remember that I am blessed wherever I go. May your blessings sustain me and give me strength today. Amen.
Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. Psalm 32:1-2
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the wonderful blessing of your forgiveness. Thank you for covering my sins through the blood of Jesus. I praise you that I can live in true happiness, joy and freedom because you do not count my sins against me. Thank you Lord that I can walk in your blessing today. Help me to extend your blessings of joy and love to those around me. Amen.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8
Prayer: Lord, may I taste and see that you are GOOD. You have brought so many abundant blessings into my life. Help me to remember daily that I have the privilege of experiencing your grace, love, honor and mercy. Help me to take refuge in you and delight in your presence each day. Amen.
You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever. Psalm 45:2
Prayer: Lord, thank you for anointing Me with Your grace and peace. May I experience the beauty and power of your goodness in my life. Help me to bask in the grandeur of your blessings. Thank you that I am blessed forever. Amen.
Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Psalm 40:4
Prayer: Lord, thank you that I can trust in you today. May I not turn to the right or to the left, or to become distracted by the false idols in this world, but help me to fix my eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of my faith (Hebrews 12:2). Help me to remember to dwell on your countless blessings, and trust in you each day. Amen.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. Psalm 65:4
Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. Psalm 84:4
Prayer: Lord, thank you that I am blessed when I enter your courts and go into your house of praise! Help me to unite with other believers in the house of the Lord, and to experience true blessing and peace in your place of worship. Thank you that I can enjoy the blessing of fellowship of the body of Christ. Amen.
Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you. Psalm 84:12
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. Psalm 89:15
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the blessing of trusting you. Thank you that I can worship and praise your name, and find blessing in the light of your presence. Help me to continue to walk in the light of your truth, and to trust in you each day. May your blessings surround me with your joy and peace today. Amen.
Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Psalm 112:1
Prayer: Lord, thank you that there is great blessing in those who reverence your name and honor you. Help me to find great delight in your commands, and to cherish them with all my heart. Bless me as I continue to hold to your truths and obey and follow your Word. Amen.
Prayers for Blessing and Favor for your Family
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. Psalm 37:26
Prayer: Lord, bless my family with the abundance of your spiritual blessings. Grant us your peace and prosperity as we serve you together. Help us to be a blessing to others by giving generously to those in need. Amen.
Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Psalm 112:2
Prayer: Lord, may my children be mighty in our community, and make a difference in the lives of others. May my children be upright and blessed. Help them to seek your face and to cultivate a deep relationship with you. Reassure them that you are with them always, and that they are never alone. Bless my children, Lord, and give us everything we need for abundant life and godliness (2 Peter 2:3). Thank you for your bountiful provision, and for guiding us with your wisdom and truth. Amen.
The Lord remembers us and will bless us: He will bless his people Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron, he will bless those who fear the Lord— small and great alike. Psalm 115:11-12
Prayer: Lord, just like the people of Israel, and the house of Aaron, bless my family with your goodness and mercy. May we continue to serve you with gratitude and reverence. Keep my family safe and secure in your care. Bless us wherever we go. Fill our hearts with joy and our homes with peace. Amen.
May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 115:15
Prayer: Lord, I praise you for who you are. You are the Maker of heaven and earth. You are the first and the last, the beginning of the end, the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 22:13). I ask that you will bless my family and surround us with your peace and security. May we be blessed by you because of your goodness. Give us everything we need to honor and serve you in all that we do. Amen.
Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Psalm 119:1
Prayer: Lord, help me to walk according to the power of your Word. Thank you that I am happy and blessed–because you have forgiven my sins. My slate is clean, and I am now blameless in your sight–because of the cross, I now have the righteousness of Christ. For that, I am truly blessed. Thank you Lord, amen.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Psalm 128:2
Prayer: Lord, I pray for blessings and favor to rest upon me and my family. May we eat the fruit of our labor as we work with diligence and tenacity. Fill our home with your goodness, excellence and joy. Amen.
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:6
Prayer: Lord, may your blessings crown our head like a golden crown of goodness and love. Shower your blessings and favor upon our family as we trust in you each day. Amen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 44:3
Prayer: Lord, satisfy us each day with the goodness of your love. May your blessings and favor flow like streams of living water. Nourish our souls with your power, and pour out your Spirit upon us. Amen.
Prayers for Blessing and Favor from the New Testament
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:23
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the powerful blessing of the Gospel. Without you, I am nothing–but through you, I can do all things (John 15:5, Philippians 4:13). May the blessing of the Gospel sustain me, and may your favor cover me with your strength and protection. Amen.
He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Galatians 3:14
Prayer: Lord, thank you that the blessings of Abraham are now mine through Christ. Because of Jesus, I have the blessings of salvation, hope and peace. Thank you that I have the blessing and power of the Holy Spirit in my life. Help me to walk in the blessings that you have for me each day. Amen.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
Prayer: Lord, thank you for blessing me in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ! Today, I claim the spiritual blessings of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control. Thank you for the spiritual blessings of your goodness and favor. Teach me how to walk by the power of your Holy Spirit, and to bless others with the same blessings you have given to me. Amen
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9
Prayer: Lord, help me to not repay evil for evil or insult with insult, but to bless those who curse me (Luke 6:28). Help me to bless those around me with words of grace and kindness. Teach me to extend your love to others through my actions, and may I continue to inherit your abundant blessings in my life. Amen.
Prayers for God’s Favor and Spiritual Blessings
But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Psalm 69:13
Prayer: Lord, answer me in your goodness. Fill me with your blessings and favor. Surround me in your great love, and hear me when I call you. Thank you for the blessing of your salvation, and grant me peace in the time of your favor. Amen.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you do not withhold any of your good things from me. May the blessings of your favor and goodness shine upon me today, as I look to you as my Sun and Shield. May the light of your Word guide me, and the shield of your love protect me all the days of my life. Amen.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17
Prayer: Lord, may the favor of your grace and mercy rest upon me, now and forever. As I perform my daily tasks and serve those around me, establish the work of my hands. Give me a firm place to stand and as I rely on you for guidance and strength. Amen.
Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. Psalm 106:4-5
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your bountiful blessings of grace and favor. My cup overflows with your mercy and love. Come to my aid when I am in need of your help and direction. May I enjoy the prosperity and goodness of your care, and may my heart spill over with unspeakable joy. Amen.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4
Prayer: Lord, may I bind your love and faithfulness around my heart like a beautiful garland. Adorn me with your grace and peace. Thank you that you promise to never leave or forsake me. May you look upon me with your favor, and shower me with your unending spiritual blessings. Amen.
Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it. Proverbs 11:27
Prayer: Lord, help me to seek your goodness and to pursue your peace. May your favor and blessings rest upon me as I put my hope in you today. Amen.
This is what the Lord says:
“In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’ Isaiah 49:8-9
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the spiritual freedom I have in you. Because of Jesus, I am no longer a slave to sin, but can freely experience your love, joy, and prosperity. Thank you that your time of blessings and favor has come. May your covenant of peace guard and protect me always. Amen.
For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2
Prayer: Thank you Lord, that today is the day of salvation! The year of your favor is here (Isaiah 61:2). Thank you for filling my life with your abundant blessings and favor. Through the gift of your salvation, I have inherited every spiritual blessing in you. Each day, help me to remember that I am truly blessed through your unconditional love. Amen.
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