PRAY FOR FAVOR
Tip: I have been stunned by the immediate and lasting results of praying for God's unmerited favour. Truly God's favour is better than silver and gold. I challenge you to esteem God's grace more than your own individual efforts and see what God can accomplish in you and through you! Meditate on these Scriptures and ask God how grace and favour apply to your life.
[1st instance of word “favor”.] [Abraham] said, “My Lord, if I have now found FAVOR in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.”
And his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD made all he did to prosper in his hand. 4 So Joseph found FAVOR in his sight, and served him. Then he made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his authority.
[even in prison] But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him FAVOR in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
And I will give this people FAVOR in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed.
And the LORD gave the people FAVOR in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt…
And the LORD had given the people FAVOR in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall by the sword before you. 9 For I will look on you FAVORABLY and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
1 Samuel 2:26
And the child Samuel grew in stature, and in FAVOR both with the LORD and men.
1 Samuel 16:22
Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found FAVOR in my sight.
And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found FAVOR in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”
Now the young woman pleased him [custodian], and she obtained his FAVOR… 2:15 And Esther obtained FAVOR in the sight of all who saw her. 2:17 The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and FAVOR in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.
You have granted me life and FAVOR, And Your care has preserved my spirit.
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with FAVOR You will surround him as with a shield.
Psalm 35:27 (AKJ)
Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that FAVOR my righteous cause: yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.
Psalm 41:11 (AKJ)
By this I know that you FAVOR me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.
For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, Nor did their own arm save them; But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, Because You FAVORED them.
… in Your FAVOR our horn is exalted.
I entreated Your FAVOR with my whole heart; be merciful to me according to Your word.
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. 4 Then you will find FAVOR with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.
For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains FAVOR from the LORD
A good man obtains FAVOR from the LORD….
Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is FAVOR.
The king’s FAVOR is toward a wise servant, But his wrath is against him who causes shame.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains FAVOR from the LORD
Proverbs 22:1 (ESV)
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and FAVOR is better than silver or gold.
Now God had brought Daniel into the FAVOR and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found FAVOR with God.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in FAVOR with God and men.
So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having FAVOR with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
And the patriarchs, becoming envious, sold Joseph into Egypt. But God was with him 10 and delivered him out of all his troubles, and gave him FAVOR and wisdom in the presence of Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
[David] who found FAVOR before God and asked to find a dwelling for the God of Jacob. 47 But Solomon built Him a house.