In its simplicity this is a very powerful prayer; composed of four parts.
1. Jabez asks God to bless him.
2. He asks God to enlarge his territory or increase his responsibility.
3. He prays that God will be with him and stay close.
4. Jabez asks that God keep him from harm so that he will be free from pain.
The major component to this prayer is the fact Jabez realized there is only one God and He should be the center of our lives. Simply put, he practiced the scriptures that read But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33) and Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”
We must practice a close relationship with God. Prayer is our communication with Him. In order to be blessed of God we have to know who He is. When we read his word and implement it daily in our lives, we formulate a closer walk with Him.
The lesson here learned from Jabez is we must seek after God and pray unto Him faithfully in all we do.
When The Prayer of Jabez first released in 2000 and sold nine million copies in two years, Bruce Wilkinson’s mailbox was flooded with countless personal stories of answered prayer.
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