INTRO TO SECTIONS // THE PRAYER OF JABEZ
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. 1 CHRONICLES 4:10
The Prayer of Jabez is a helpful model of prayer we can pray every day.
“Lord God, as I prepare my heart to seek after you as Jabez did, let my thoughts be your thoughts. Let my will fall in line with Yours.”
Day 9 | INFLUENCE Next, Jabez asks for more influence. As God’s blessings increase in our lives, we ask for and experience greater opportunity to influence the world around us for Him. God has the power to bless us greatly, and He also has the power to open doors of opportunity for us to make a difference. We want to walk through doors that only He can open, and He responds when we specifically ask Him to give us more influence for His Name.
“Enlarge my territory…” 1 CHRONICLES 4:10
Pray for more influence. Knowing that God can make a way, trust Him to open doors and lead you on the best path for your life and His glory. Ask Him for boldness to take the steps He lays out for you.
“God, make me effective in my sphere of influence and open new doors for me to impact and reach even more people for your glory.
Give me the heart to make a difference in the lives of people I have never reached out to before and a boldness to walk in obedience to Your calling. Help me to be a good steward of the responsibility You’ve entrusted to me. I pray for a greater territory to impact for Your glory.”
Today, pray for our Deltona location. Pray that the Lord continues to move in Deltona. Pray that God would make way for our influence to be increased in this city.