“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!
The prayer is composed of four parts.
Jabez asks God to bless him. Second,
he asks God to enlarge his territory or increase his responsibility.
He prays that God will be with him and stay close.
Jabez asks that God keep him from harm so that he will be free from pain.
The Prayer of Jabez reveals that Jabez understands what many people do not know
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,
It is critical to understand and practice this in a close relationship with God.
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.
God wants to hear that we need Him through passionate prayer.
Prayer of Jabez: What does it mean to you?
Whether you are a focused Christian or just searching to find out more about God, life is a growing process.
Jabez sets a great example of how God wants everyone to come to Him through constant and passionate prayer.
If you are looking to start a relationship with God or improve your existing relationship with Him, start with prayer.
God answers prayers when you trust Him
1 Chronicles 5:20).
Prayers to God also please Him Proverbs 15:8).