I Chronicles 4:10- And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain." So God granted him what he requested.
There is a prayer that moves me in what it says
It's the prayer of an unknown man named Jabez
Jabez never sat upon a royal throne
He was just a common man that was unknown
He called on God to change his own story
He prayed "God please enlarge my territory"
In all his pursuits and in all his requests
He petitioned and asked that he would be blessed
Jabez looked for his God among the people
He asked the Lord to keep him from evil
He did not ask for riches or for great gain
He asked the Lord that he would not cause pain
The name of Jabez means trouble and sorrow
He would not let this label affect tomorrow
In the Hebrew his name means "to cause pain"
He would not be bound by this invisible chain
It was a humble prayer by an unknown man
It changed his trajectory and his plan
May we pray the prayer of Jabez today
Then watch God answer and transform our way