Prayer of Jabez
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers.
His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."
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.
1 Chronicles 4 - NIV
I want to teach you how to pray a daring prayer that God always answers.
It is brief - only one sentence with four parts - and tucked away in the Bible,
But I believe it contains the key to a life of extraordinary favor with God.
- Bruce H. Wilkinson
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying,
Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory,
that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil,
that I may not cause pain.
So God granted him what he requested.
- I Chronicles 4:10 NKJV
To all who - like those Christians in the
book of Acts - look at who they are now and who
they'll never be, and what they can do now
and what they'll never be able to do
and still ask God for the world.