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Apr 8 Devotion: The Prayer of Jabez

The Prayer of Jabez

I 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.

Intro-

1. A man’s life can be tested by his “Prayer Time”

2. A man’s spiritual state is shown by “His Prayers”

3. A man’s longing of soul reflects in his “Prayer Life”

Prayer of Jabez

I. A Prayer for Personal Benediction

  “O that thou wouldest bless me indeed”

1. He wanted the best God could give him.

2. He wanted over being self sufficient, self-satisfied

3. He had an appetite for God’s blessings

4. He made an appeal for it to God

5. He availed himself toward God’s blessings

II. A Prayer for Practical Extension

        “And Enlarge My Coast”

1. He wanted a wider scope

2. He felt he was in limited opportunities 

3. He felt he needed to regain lost opportunities

4. He felt there were larger opportunities to enjoy

III. A Prayer for Providential Direction

       “That thy hand might be with me”

 1. He wanted to know the will of the Lord.

  2. He wanted to do the will and work of God.

IV. A Prayer for Perpetual Protection

“That thou shouldest keep me from evil”

-Bro. Mike Goodson

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