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 4:9-10 NIV)
I have actually heard about the prayer of jabez before many times in church. But it is only now that the holy spirit had opened my heart and ears to what it entails. I was searching through my dad’s huge collection of christian books to read and found a thin and small book on the prayer of jabez. I have started reading it as of today and have also made it a point to pray it daily. As simple as this verse is, the booked talked about how we just have to ask and be give.
The book also talked about Jabez moments. “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!” This sentence was talked about in the book. The author said that after praying this prayer and asking God to give him someone to help, someone comes up to him with problems. It is in that Jabez moment that he found many miracles happening. I am extremely curious about this and I want to be able to replicate what was done. I want to be able to reach out to those in need.
Father Lord i pray that this day you would present me with things I can help others and to lead them to Christ. Father today my prayer to you will be according to how Jabez did his prayers.
I cry out to you: “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.”
Thank you Lord Jesus for being with me as i go about my day. You alone provide for my needs. Forgive me Lord for my sins today and make me clean again. I am willing to be your humble servant so use me to work on the things above. I seek not for things or gains for myself but for the good of others. Lord let me learn more about your word. Continue to guide me and open my eyes wide to what you have in store for me and your kingdom.
In Jesus’ mighty name,