Pray First – Prayer of Jabez

2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

 

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NIV)
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 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. Pray for BLESSING.

 

Prosperity = to impart supernatural favor, to prosper, to push forward.

 

Psalm 5:12 (NIV)
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.

 

We are BLESSED to be a BLESSING.

 

Genesis 26:12-13 (NKJV)
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous.

 

3 John 1:2 (NKJV)
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

 

 

Biblical Prosperity: Having more than you need so you can make an eternal difference in the lives of others.

 

Genesis 12:2 (NLT)
I will bless you… and you will be a blessing to others.

 

Lord, give me more than I need so I can be a blessing to the world around me.

 

  1. Pray for INFLUENCE.

 

2 Corinthians 10:15-16 (ESV)
…But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence among you may be greatly enlarged, so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you…

 

 

Ephesians 3:20 (NIV)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.

 

  1. Pray for PRESENCE.

 

Acts 11:21 (NIV)
The Lord’s hand was with them and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

 

 

2 Corinthians 3:5-6 (NIV)
Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

 

  1. Pray for PROTECTION.

 

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
The devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.

 

Psalm 3:1-3 (NIV)
O LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

 

Romans 8:35-37 (NIV)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

 

2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV)
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

 

Numbers 6:22-24 (NIV)
The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 “‘“The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

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