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1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
This historic prayer of Jabez became famous in contemporary times during the early 2000s because of a book written by Bruce Wilkinson, “The Prayer Of Jabez.” Jabez offered the prayer several thousands of years before the book was written. He asked that God bless him and extend the territory he had influence over. He also asked that God prosper him and keep him from harm so that sickness and pain would be removed from him. The Bible says God granted his request.
I believe God still answers prayer today. I believe we can pray the prayer of Jabez for ourselves and God will answer that prayer. It will be different for each person who prays it because the prayer means something different for everyone. The truth is that not everything will be perfect because we live in a fallen world. Even negative things that happen to us or around us can be used by God to direct us in a better way we would have never considered without the challenge. Never get into the argument that I’m only praying this for selfish reasons. Don’t let anyone put that on you either. No one else is you, and only you and Jesus know the intentions of your heart. What am I trying to say? “The Prayer Of Jabez Still Works Today.”
I never think of it as the “Prayer Of Jabez,” I usually think it’s my prayer to You, my Lord. Please bless me and increase my influence. Also, prosper me and keep me from harm again today I pray. Amen