8 Focused Prayers About Car Repair

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Do you need to pray about a car repair?  Are you wanting to pray about finding a mechanic?

Although there is nothing in the Bible about automobiles or auto repairs (because they didn’t exist in biblical times), we can find a hint about the need to have things repaired when needed.

A king by the name of Josiah declared that it was necessary to make repairs to the temple, as it had been neglected:

Have them entrust it to the men appointed to supervise the work on the temple. And have these men pay the workers who repair the temple of the Lord the carpenters, the builders and the masons. Also have them purchase timber and dressed stone to repair the temple” (2 Kings 22.5-6, NIV).

What this means for you and me is that we need to pay attention to our car and take care of it, including routine maintenance and needed repairs.

An automobile is a possession that has been entrusted to you.  It’s a blessing to have a car–you can drive to your work, or school, or errands.  Having a car means you are not dependent on public transportation.

The basics of car maintenance can be found in your owner’s manual, or with a simple search on the internet.  Doesn’t it make sense to pray about your car and its repairs?  Why would you want to exclude a vital part of your daily life from your close relationship with God?  You wouldn’t, of course!

These 8 focused prayers about a car repair are to help you pray about something you might not have prayed about before now.  Be assured that God hears your prayer and wants to know about everything in your life through prayer, including your car.  You can modify any of the prayers for your circumstance.

We hope you grow closer to God as you pray and trust in God’s guidance and care.

Prayer About an Upcoming Car Repair

Dear God, I have to get my car repaired next week.  I can still drive it but if I don’t get it fixed, more damage will occur.  I wasn’t expecting this so I’ve got to figure out how to make this happen.

I need to take time off work and also find the money to cover this repair.  I got an estimate, but it’s still an expense I don’t have in my budget.  I pray this car repair fixes the problem and that there not be any more problems.

I also pray for the mechanic to do a good and thorough job.  I ask for your provision to help me cover this expense.  I pray for my car to operate okay until it can get repaired.  I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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Prayer About Finding a Mechanic

Dear Lord, I need to find a mechanic and I need to find one fairly soon.  I’m new to this area and I don’t know who is a good and trustworthy auto mechanic in this city.  I’m praying to you because I believe that you care about everything in my life, that you want me to cast my cares upon you.

I spend a lot of time in my car and I need it to run well and be in good shape.  And that means I need a solid auto mechanic I can go to in order for my car to be maintained.  This is really important to me and I need your guidance to help me find the person I need.  Please help me find a mechanic.

I ask this through the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer About Paying For a Car Repair

God, I have to find over $500 to pay for a car repair and I don’t really have it.  I mean, I have the money in my account but it was designated for another expense.  I’m grateful that my car is fixed and I can drive it, but I am worried about my finances in light of all this.

The mechanic gave me a good estimate but once he got into it, there was more damage involved.  I’ve used him for several years and I trust him.  Please give me clear direction on how to move finances around to cover this and the other bill.

I want to be a good steward of the money you provide for me through my job.  Help me to pay for this car repair, Lord.  I ask for all of this through Jehovah Jireh, my Provider, Lord Jesus, Amen.

Prayer After a Car Repair

God, I am so glad that I can pray to you about anything because I am ecstatic that my car is finally fixed and I can drive again!

I’ve been without my car for more than a week and I had to make so many changes in my daily life.  I guess I should be glad that I have a deeper understanding of what people without cars face every day.  I should be more empathetic about that.

I couldn’t go where I wanted to go when I wanted to go.  I had to find people to take me to the store, or hire a car ride service to run an errand.  I’m glad to get my car back and even more grateful to get my freedom of movement and autonomy back as well.

Thank you Lord, that the car repair is done and for providing the money to cover it.  I give you praise, Lord Jesus, Amen!

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Prayer About a Bad Car Repair

God in heaven, I don’t know what to do.  I took my car in to the dealership for a repair that was supposed to be a quick and easy deal.  I hadn’t driven it more than 10 miles away and it was obvious that they didn’t fix it properly.

I’m very upset because for what I paid them, this should be fixed fully.  I called them and got the run around and now I’m even more frustrated.  They need to make this right and I need some clear thinking to be able to go back and talk to the manager.

I pray to you, asking for you to help me be calm, confident, yet firm when I speak with the dealership.  I paid them and they didn’t do what they were supposed to do.  I can’t pay any more money and they need to fix the problem so my car operates properly and safely.  I pray for your help, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer About a Good Car Repair

God, I feel weird praying about this but I don’t want to stress out about it anymore.

I need my car to be repaired and I need the repair to be done well and properly.  I can’t afford to go through several repairs.  I need it done right the first time.  I need it to be within my budget.  And I need it be done in efficient manner because I need my car for work.

Please help me, Lord, in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Prayer Before Changing My Car’s Oil Myself

Lord, I would like for you to help me with clear thinking as I attempt to change the oil in my car all by myself.  My friend challenged me to find something I didn’t know how to do, and do it, as a way to grow and build my confidence.

I chose this.  And now that I’ve committed to it, I am a bit nervous.  I don’t want the car to fall on my when I’m underneath it changing the oil filter and draining the oil out.  Please keep me safe.

This is important enough to me to pray to you about, so I have faith that you hear me and you will guide me.  I have all the instructions and have watched a few videos just to make sure.  I want to feel like I’ve accomplished something for myself through this experience.  I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Prayer Before I Do My Own Car Repair

Dear Father God, I am going to repair my own car this weekend by changing the brake pads.  I’ve got to do it myself because I don’t have the money in the budget to have a mechanic do it.

I pray, asking for clarity of thought and very precise focus.  I can’t mess this up because it will make the car unsafe to drive.  I’ve got to get this right, Lord.  I thank you that there are numerous instructional videos online I can watch, step-by-step.  That is so helpful and I appreciate the resource.

I pray that I do this safely and not get injured.  I pray that I don’t ruin my car in the process.  Please help me in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Concluding Thoughts

For anyone who has a car, it is one of the most important possessions you own.  It is a way to have freedom to move around, run errands, do what you need to do.  With a car you have autonomy–you can go where you want to go, when you want to go.

So, when your car is in need of a repair, it causes major disruptions in your schedule.  It can be very inconvenient. It makes sense then, that you would want to pray about something this important, doesn’t it?  We could heed this bit of wisdom:

“Take care of your car in the garage, and the car will take care of you on the road.”

– Amit Kalantri.

While you pray about your car and the repairs it needs, you are also deepening your connection to God.  You are training yourself to trust in God in matters you haven’t before.

“It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.”                           –
-Dale Earnhardt

We invite you to share your personal prayer requests or comments below.  You can also consider praying directly for your auto mechanic while the work is happening. Let us know how these prayers worked for you!

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