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 11 | PROTECTION
Finally, Jabez asks the Lord to protect him. If we are influencing the world for Jesus, we must understand the enemy will try to stop us. This leads us to pray that God will not only help us if the enemy attacks but that He will protect us from the enemy attacking us in the first place. Jesus has already won the victory, so we don’t need to fear destruction. God promises to be with us and protect us, and because He is with us, we have nothing to fear.
“Keep me from harm” 1 CHRONICLES 4:10
Trust God to protect you. Tell Him specific areas where you feel the need for His protection and ask Him to cover areas that you can’t yet see.
“God, as I walk in the purpose you have for my life, I pray that you will stop any and every enemy’s attack against me. Please protect my body, my mind, and my emotions. Don’t let the enemy get a foothold in my life. I pray, too, that you will protect my family and community from harm. I know that the One who is in me is greater than the one who is in the world, so I have nothing to fear. Thank you for watching over me. I love you, and I trust you.”
Today, pray for our Orange City location. Pray for the Lord’s favor and protection over this campus and our Journey body. Pray that the Lord always makes His name known and that we may walk in it.