What Is The Prayer of Jabez?

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Jabez was an unfortunate man from birth. According to the Bible in 1 Chronicles 4: 9, his mother named him Jabez because she bore him with sorrow. And so, because of his name, things were not going very well with him. As a result, he decided to pray and this prayer is known as the prayer of Jabez.

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What Is the Prayer of Jabez?

Jabez’s mother gave him a name which carried sorrow. And whiles everyone was doing well in life, Jabez was struggling. And so, he prayed to God to change his life. This is how he prayed according to the Bible.

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“Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, ‘Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!’ And God granted what he asked” (1 Chronicles 4:10).

How To Pray Like Jabez?

According to the Bible, Jabez was an hournable man. If we want God to listen to our prayers, we need to submit to him. Also, Jabez prayed for four things.

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1. That God would bless him

2. That God would enlarge his territory

3. That God’s hand might be with him

4. That God would keep him from evil

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