The prayer of Jabez

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 (1 Chron. 4:10, NKJV).

This is the prayer made famous by Bruce Wilkinson in The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life, which at over 4 million copies sold may become the number one hardcover bestseller for 2001. Tape the prayer to your bathroom mirror so you can see it while you shave. Carry the little book with you and give copies to your friends, but above all, says Wilkinson, pray this little prayer every day and you will tap into the abundance of blessings God keeps in store for you. God was only waiting for you to ask.


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