God Is More Than Enough
This is the last of our series on the prayer of Jabez.
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me
Jabez did not set out to pray a prayer that God would record in Scripture. His prayer reveals the heart of a man who sought God for his daily needs whether they were emotional, physical, or spiritual. He knew God was more than enough for what he needed, so he called out to God for more of Him. You can take this prayer and make it your own. Pray it fresh each day in many variations, thinking of the five phrases or topics of this verse.
Bless me indeed. You are pleased with me as I seek more of You and from You. You will accomplish and perfect what concerns me; Your lovingkindness endures all my days. You do not forsake the works of Your hands (Ps. 138:8).
Be with me. “If one loves God truly, with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience and grateful recognition of His blessing, he is known by God (that is, recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him)” (1 Cor. 8:3 Amplified). Give me grace to love You like this.
Keep me in testing. When Satan seeks permission from You to sift me like wheat, let me know beyond doubt that Your grace is sufficient and Your intercession is more than enough. Help me, Jesus. My spirit is willing, but my flesh is weak (Luke 22:46).
Be honored in my requests, and show me Your unmistakable answers. Don’t let me dishonor You by misinterpreting You (Ps. 73:16-17).
Be blessed as you cry out to your Abba, Savior, Redeemer and Friend who is more than enough to supply all your needs.
Day 20 prayer, taken from the 31-day prayer calendar, Praying Like Jabez, © 2001 by Sylvia Gunter.