We all face extraordinary circumstances from time to time. We have been advised to handle these things by seeking God in prayer and fasting, to be especially attentive to his words, and the working of the Holy Spirit. If we are receptive to his will, God will provide for our needs and see us though anything.

The Prayer of Jabez — This is a life changing prayer. It’s often overlooked because it is buried deep in an Old Testament genealogy and refers to a person who wrote no books. It was written down by Ezra, the author of 1 Chronicles. The prayer is a petition, asking God for a blessing of abundance and protection.

 Jabez called on the God of Israel. ‘If you truly bless me, he said, ‘you will extend my lands, your hand will be with me, you will keep harm away and my distress will cease.‘ God granted him what he had asked. (1 Chronicles 4:10)

Let us pray…

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Heavenly father, we pray the prayer of Jabez over our lives. Father! we have faith in you and the blood of your son Jesus that speaks for us. Bless us, our lands, families, health. Extend your hand and all that concerns us we be free from all evil and distress. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Glory be to the father, the son and the holy spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and forever shall be. Amen.