A Place of Grace
Thought of the Week
February 26, 2018
(Note: A Place of Grace is published on a weekly basis)
Prayer of Jabez
Have you ever read “The Prayer of Jabez”? I’m
sure many don’t know what it is about and how powerful that prayer is.
You know, many years ago I prayed the Prayer of Jabez over the Thought Ministry, that was when the Thought was first translated into Spanish, reaching more people. God is so amazing!!
1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me and keep me from evil, so that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
Do you know that all the blessings of old are
for us as well? When we ask God to bless us, He wants to do that very thing, but
first we have to choose Him to be in control of our life. Once we have made that
choice and we ask Him to bless us unselfishly, not for selfish gain, not because
we want to be rich and powerful, He knows the true intention of our hearts, He
will bless us. If you are trying to reach others for Christ Jesus, pray before
you speak, go or write. Ask God to bless your going out and your coming in. Ask
for God’s hand of protection over you, your family, your friends, your work,
your church. Ask God to keep you in the palm of His mighty hand, sheltered from
harm. Ask God to keep you from evil and that you cause no pain to others.
If you pray the Prayer of Jabez with the right mindset and the right heart set, watch out!!! He will bless you. He will expand your territory. He will protect you. He will bring you peace.
Start praying the prayer daily and watch what happens!!!!
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