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THE PRAYER OF JABEZ

1 Chronicles 4:10 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! And God granted him that which he requested."

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MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY:

The most remarkable person in this chapter is Jabez. We are not told upon what account Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; but we find that he was a praying man. The way to be truly great, is to seek to do God's will, and to pray earnestly. Here is the prayer he made. Jabez prayed to the living and true God, who alone can hear and answer prayer; and, in prayer he regarded him as a God in covenant with his people. He does not express his promise, but leaves it to be understood; he was afraid to promise in his own strength, and resolved to devote himself entirely to God. Lord, if thou wilt bless me and keep me, do what thou wilt with me; I will be at thy command and disposal for ever. As the text reads it, this was the language of a most ardent and affectionate desire, Oh that thou wouldest bless me!

Four things Jabez prayed for.
1. That God would bless him indeed. Spiritual blessings are the best blessings: God's blessings are real things, and produce real effects.
2. That He would enlarge his coast. That God would enlarge our hearts, and so enlarge our portion in himself, and in the heavenly Canaan, ought to be our desire and prayer.
3. That God's hand might be with him. God's hand with us, to lead us, protect us, strengthen us, and to work all our works in us and for us, is a hand all-sufficient for us.
4. That he would keep him from evil, the evil of sin, the evil of trouble, all the evil designs of his enemies, that they might not hurt, nor make him a Jabez indeed, a man of sorrow. God granted that which he requested. God is ever ready to hear prayer: his ear is not now heavy.

Bruce Wilkinson, author of 'The Prayer of Jabez' and how living in Africa has changed him

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Recommendations for the book, The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson

  • Several months ago, a minister friend suggested I read a little book by Bruce Wilkinson called The Prayer of Jabez about an virtually unknown Bible character named Jabez hidden in First Chronicles 4:9-10. Its one of the best books Ive ever read, he declared.
    Pastor Larry Davies - Sowing Seeds of Faith in his newsletter.

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Walk Through The Bible Ministries

THE PRAYER OF JABEZ - Book

The Prayer of Jabez - The BreakThrough Series

What A Prayer - Pastor J. McNair

The Prayer of Jabez - Carl Hagensick

Dr. Phillip Hurlbut Lessons on Prayer of Jabez - Baptist Bible Fellowship International

The Prayer of Jabez I Chronicles 4:9,10 - Part I
The Prayer of Jabez - Part II

Revelation Speaks Ministries

The Prayer of Jabez-A Cameo look at the Blessed Life-Part I

The Prayer of Jabez - Part II

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PROS AND CONS

The Prayer of Jabez - Trinity United Christian Church - Wanda Cristy
Jabez's Prayer - J. Dominguez, M.D.

Problems With The Prayer of Jabez
"Caution: Church Ahead"
Maturia.net - The Problem with The Prayer of Jabez
The Prayer of Jabez - "Christian" Witchcraft
The Prayer of Jabez, Another 'Wind of Doctrine'
Valley Bible Church Position on The Prayer of Jabez
Window On The World - The Prayer of Jabez
Jabez Prayer - M. Thaxter Dickey
A Critique of The Prayer of Jabez

Review of The Prayer of Jabez - Thoughts to Ponder
Book Review of The Prayer of Jabez
Praying Like Jabez? - Book Review of The Prayer of Jabez
Book Review by Dr. Todd S. Beall
Book Review - Breaking Through To The Blessed Life
Book Review by Patrick Abendrtoh, SR Pastor, Omaha Bible Church
Did Jabez Get Prayer Right? - Book Review by Donald L. Hughes

Prophecy and Current Events - The Prayer of Jabez: The New Christian Mantra - Bill Koeing

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The Power of Prayer

PRAYER ROOM - Open Bible Ministries

Prayerweb.com

World Network of Prayer

Prayer 'n Praise Room at Peggie's Place!

The Haven/Prayer Room
Georgia's Haven of Rest Prayer Book

Effective Prayer Life

Hindrances To Prayer

Annie's What The Bible Says About Prayer Page

Prayer - A Study in the Scriptures

City On The Hill

Always Say A Prayer


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Pray For Your Nation

The Capital Hill Prayer Alert

Annie's World Day of Prayer Page

Annie's Email Encouragers Prayer Page

The Prayer And Praise Room at Peggie's Place


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May blessings come like the petals on the flowers.
2001 Barbara Sanders

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PRAYER LINKS

Harvest Prayer Ministries' Harvest-Online
Your Prayer Partner On the Internet

The Christian and Prayer
What This Study Will Do For You
Discovering The Secret of Successful Prayer

Karing Hearts Prayer Ministry

Guideposts - What Prayer Can Do
Children's Bedtime Prayers
PrayerNeeds Network

Warfare Prayer

Annie's Email Encouragers

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Food From the Master's Table
Daily Dose of God's Word Devotionals

Words From The Well
Daily Bible Booster

Portals of Prayer

Prayer Rock - Poem
Spiritual Testimony

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Acts 17:11 Bible Studies Prayer Series

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