The Prayer of Jabez is found in 1 Chronicles 4:10. It is the title of a book and a New Creation Worship song 雅比斯的祷告
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.1 Chronicles 4:10
Were you told that our prayers should not be selfish? That it should not be indulgent? I was. It seems like to pray for our own wants and desires is not acceptable to God. But Jabez’s prayer seems pretty selfish to me. And God granted him what he requested.
I know such prayers should not be the only type of prayer we pray. In fact, prayer is conversation with God, it goes beyond requests.
But it has encouraged me to bring my heart’s desire to Abba God without shame.
Words & music: Karen Lim. Copyright 2007 New Creation Church, Singapore
祈愿您赐福与我 扩张我的境界 也常与我同在 保佑我不遭患难 不受艰苦 将我隐藏在您心怀 我的口要说出赞美您的话 我要永永远远称颂您圣名 主您的意念向我何等宝贵其数何等众多 我要称谢您因我受造奇妙可畏 我是您无价之宝 我的口要说出赞美您的话 我要永永远远称颂您圣名(repeat) 我要称谢您耶和华
Prayer of Jabez The Book
This little prayer was brought to the fore by a little book called The Prayer of Jabez: breaking through to the blessed life written by Bruce Wilkinson.
It is not a long book. But God likes to use the small to conquer the world. It was published in 2001 and although 18 years old, it is still in print.