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How to Make the Prayer of Jabez Personal

Excerpts by Melanie Redd

1 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.”

And Jabez Called on the God of Israel:

“Oh, Father, I call upon You. You are the God of Israel and You are my God. You are the God who saves me, and I trust You. Thank You that when I call upon You, You promise to listen. Also, You tell me You will answer me and show me marvelous things that I do not know. Would You do that today? Would You hear and answer me? And, would You show me great and mighty things that I need to know?”

Oh, That You Would Bless Me Indeed:

“Lord, would You bless me indeed? Would You open up the heavens and pour out Your rich blessings upon my life? Father, I thank you for changing the paradigm of my life from sorrow, shame, and suffering to blessings, favor, honor, abundance, health, and prosperity.

Father, as I bring my offerings and gifts to You, would You open the windows of heaven for me? Father, please pour out a blessing so great that I would have more than enough overflow to bless others.

Father, I ask You to bless me spiritually. I praise You, the God and Father of my Lord Yeshua Messiah, for the way You have blessed me in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Messiah. I ask that You bless me with the peace that surpasses understanding, with joy overflowing, with wisdom to see and understand Your ways, with Your love for those around me, with discernment as I make decisions, and with grace and flexibility for the unexpected.

Father, also, I ask You to bless me financially. As I work, budget, save, give abundantly, and live; would You make me an excellent steward of Your resources? You promised to provide all that we need for life and godliness. Please graciously provide for every true need.

Father, please bless me with power and strength today. I need You! Without You, I can do nothing. However, with you I can do all things. I ask that You anoint me, endorse me, empower me, encourage me, and establish me. Additionally, would You bless the work of my hands today?”

And Enlarge My Territory:

“Oh, God, would You enlarge my territory? Would You expand my reach and influence for You in the kingdom? Would you expand my horizons and my borders? Would You use my life for Your glory? Father, would you please enlarge the place of my tent; stretch out the curtains of my dwellings, spare not; lengthen my cords and strengthen my pegs. As You do this may, I experience a never ending capacity of revelations of Your glory. Father, I thank you for leading me to my Rehoboth (Genesis 26:22). Please take me from a narrow place into a broad place. May the gifts You granted me make room for me in Your kingdom. May You lead me in ministry where Your work through me can be most effective (Matthew 13:58; Titus 1:5) .

Father, I ask You to abundantly work in and through my life – in every area of my life. Would You enlarge my influence, enlarge my ministry, enlarge my work and business, enlarge my capacity for more of You? Lord, would You give me a love for Your presence greater than I’ve ever had? Would You give me a love for Word greater than ever before? Father, would You please give me a love for intercession, greater than ever before. And, would You give me more love for the lost and those in need as I’ve ever had before? Father, please give me a desire to know You above all else. Deep within my heart, light a fire for You that will passionately burn and grow within me. I want to know You more.”

That Your Hand Would Be With Me:

“Lord, let Your hand be with me; I’ve chosen to walk with You. I’ve chosen Your Word and Your ways. Thank You that I don’t have to fear because You are with me. You strengthen me, help me, and uphold me with Your righteous right hand. I ask that Your hand would lead me, protect me, guide me, establish me, strengthen me, and be an all-sufficient hand for my life. I’m so thankful that You are with me.

Father, by Your great hand, when I awaken, would You guide me and lead me clearly. every day of my life. Counsel me with Your eye on me. Allow me to hear Your voice behind me saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’ Father, I thank You, that Your hand is a hand that I can trust. Your hand is far reaching to always rescue me. Father, You have the BEST interest for my life, and I declare that my times are in Your hands.

By Your hand, would You also protect me. Keep me from places I don’t need to go. Keep me from people I don’t need to see. Surround me with Your protection. You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Thank You for being with me.”

And That You Would Keep Me From Evil:

“Oh, Father, deliver me from evil. Keep me from the evil of affliction, and especially from the evil of sin. Keep me also from the evil one, Satan, and from all evil men and evil company. Father, please cut-off the wicked expectations of the unrighteous concerning me. Father, please keep me from the evils of slander, gossip, lies, and misunderstandings.

Additionally, would You keep me from the evil of trouble and all the evil designs of my enemies, that they might not hurt my life or my family? I ask that You protect me from evil as I press in close to You.

Also, I ask that You give me victory over evil as I put on Your armor (Ephesians 6:10-18). I am strong in You and in Your mighty power. I will stand with the belt of truth buckled around my waist. I’ll put on the breastplate of righteousness and have my feet ready to share the gospel of peace. I’ll take up the shield of faith, which will enable me to extinguish all of the flaming arrows of the evil one. And, I’ll put on the helmet of salvation and take up the sword of the Spirit – Your Word.

Thank You that as I suit up, You will give me victory over evil today and always.”

In Yeshua’s MIGHTY name – AMEN

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