These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word. -Isaiah 66:2 NIV
There are some instances when you will need God’s favor and you may need to pray for His favor. The favor of God can open doors for you with others. You can even have favor with unbelievers.
The Lord will grant you favor if what you are requesting is in line with His ultimate purpose for your life. Favor can also be conditional so you need to make sure that you are confessing your sins and walking in obedience to the Lord. God will not reward disobedience.
Here is a prayer you can use for praying God’s favor: “Lord Jesus, I humble myself before you and I ask that you grant me favor today as I (be specific in naming the place or situation in which you need favor). Open the hearts of those whom I will speak with this day and cause them to receive me positively.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight my Rock and my Redeemer. I pray that what I am requesting favor for is within Your perfect will for my life. May my prayers open the storehouse of your blessings, In Jesus Name, Amen.”
Ask God to forgive you of any known sin(s) that is active in your life and is perhaps blocking His favor.
Pray that the Holy Spirit would make known to you if what you are requesting favor for lines up with God’s will.