An error to avoid in the life of prayer is to conclude God does not want you to pray for yourself at all. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jabez, in the Old Testament, wanted blessing in his life and he unapologetically asked God for favor on his personal life. If Jabez could seek God’s favor for his financial status and his personal health, and seek those things while being referred to as “honorable,” then so can you! Don’t be afraid to pray for your needs, and your heart’s desires. God knows what you need and He longs to bless His people! He will never violate His Word, His character, or His purposes to give you what you ask for, but, on the other hand, He doesn’t usually answer “un-prayed” prayers, either. In other words, step out in faith to pray, and He will do what’s best. You simply pray in faith and trust God for the outcome.

“Jabez was more honorable than his brothers…Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, ‘Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!’ And God granted what he asked.” (1 Chronicles 4:9-10)




🔷 WE are nearing the end of our Bible reading plan through the New Testament. If you are behind keep reading and do your best to catch up! You can do this.


♦️Day 26: 2 Timothy 1 – Hebrews 6

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