Q. I have been reading about His prayer and how we can pray it for ourselves – for every area of our life, but especially concerning spiritual matters to further the Lord’s work. What is your opinion about it and do you think we can pray it for our family members too? Blessings to you.
A. There’s nothing magical about the Prayer of Jabez, except for Jabez and the fellow who made a lot of money writing a book about it. If you really want to impress the Lord, don’t memorize and recite a prayer that came from someone else’s heart. He’s already heard that one thousands of times. Instead speak with Him from your own heart, offering Him a prayer He’s never heard before. You don’t have to worry bout using flowery or lofty language either. He knows the longings of your heart better than you. He just wants to hear you tell Him how you feel.