Prayer of Jabez: What is it?
The Prayer of Jabez comes from the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 4:10, we read:"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested." The prayer is composed of four parts. First, Jabez asks God to bless him. Second, he asks God to enlarge his territory or increase his responsibility. Third, he prays that God will be with him and stay close. Lastly, Jabez asks that God keep him from harm so that he will be free from pain.

Prayer of Jabez: Why is it important?
The Prayer of Jabez reveals that Jabez understands what many people do not -- there is only one God and He should be the center of our work God wants to bless every life. But, we must first make the choice to invite God into our life and ask for His blessings. Jabez wants to succeed and increase his sphere of influence for God. The specific sphere of influence is not important. What is important is that when we want to reach for goals and accomplishments that we have God on our side. Proverbs 16:3 says, "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established." It is critical to understand and practice this in a close relationship with God. Further, it is equally important to stay close to God and rely on His continued support and guidance throughout life. Jabez clearly knows and prays specifically to the One who can protect him from evil and pain -- God. At the end of the verse it is clear that God approved of this faithful prayer by granting it. It is also important to see that Jabez was passionate in his plea to God: "He cried out to the God of Israel." God wants to hear that we need Him through passionate prayer.

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  • Ne'eman the power of prayer is beautiful, God ease help me to pray with passion, go deeper with you really cry out to even if tears to form, to just go all in and to stay close to you because you are the only safety I really have in this world.

  • Through our prayer with passion asking God to stay close in our plea, He hears us and blesses us.
  • Amen, God wants to bless every area our life. So why not invite him in like Jabez did in this text. I notice in most of the readings that God try you to see if you want him more. That you don't forget him when he starts to bless, enlarge, and grant you the desires of your heart.
  • The Lord blessed Jabez when he prayed a little small prayer. His mother gave him the name Jabez from

    birth. Jabez name represents (sorrow) .

    Jabez prayed he wanted better in life God granted his request to enlarge his coast.

    To bless his hands as he go forward.  Keep him from evil and that he would not cause grieve. 

    His request was truly granted. Peace and Love:  Prophetess Carolyn A. Bighum

  • Amen
  • We all need to be more passionate to the Lord. Lord i love and need ya...I need your loving spirit on today your kind spirit. I also need your blessing to help me get by in life amen.
    • Ne'eman prophetess domonique Smith there's really no other way to get by in life except through God 

  • Amen, yes I will pray the prayer of jabez daily
  • amen lord we do need to do what he wants us to do

  • Notes from google search:

    The prayer of Jabez contains an urgent request for four things: 1) God’s blessing. Jabez acknowledges that the God of Israel is the source of all blessing, and he asks God for His grace. No doubt, this request was based, at least in part, on God’s promise of blessing to Abraham and his descendants (Genesis 22:17).

    2) An expansion of territory. Jabez prays for victory and prosperity in all his endeavors and that his life would be marked by increase.

    3) The presence of God’s hand. In other words, Jabez asks for the guidance of God and His strength to be evident in his daily existence.

    4) Protection from harm. Jesus taught His disciples to pray in this way: “Father in heaven . . . deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:9,13). Jabez looks to God in confidence as his defender.

    Jabez’s goal in his prayer was to live free from sorrow, and the last thing we read about him is that God heard and answered his prayer. Like Solomon’s humble prayer for wisdom (1 Kings 3:5-14), Jabez’s devout prayer for blessing was answered. The success Jabez enjoyed outweighed the sorrow of his beginning. The prayer of Jabez overcame the name of Jabez.

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    Prayer of Jabez: What is it?
    1 Chronicles 4:10, we read:"And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that Thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that Thine hand might be with me, and that Thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested." The prayer is composed of four parts. First, Jabez asks God to bless him. Second, he asks God to enlarge his territory or increase his responsibility. Third, he prays that God will be with him and stay close. Lastly, Jabez asks that God keep him from harm so that he will be free from pain.

    Prayer of Jabez: Why is it important?
    there’s only one God and He should be the center of our work, and God wants to bless every life. Inviting God into our life and asking for His blessings. What is important is that when we want to reach for our goals and accomplishments; we have God on our side.
    Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

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