Morning Prayer – The Jabez Prayer

The Little Prayer that Produces Big Results!

You are being challenged to recite this prayer everyday (out loud) for 40 days:

           Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez,saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested (I Chr. 4:9-10 NKJV).

We are reciting this prayer together (M-Th) on the Surrender Morning Prayer conference call:

Time: 7:00 – 7:15am (EST)
Dial:  (712) 775-7200 Enter Access Code – 438001#

Join us as we unpack each line of this powerful prayer:

Week 1 – Blessing from God
Week 2 – Influence for God
Week 3 – Power from God
Week 4 – Protection by God
Week 5 – New Horizons with God
Week 6 – Your Best Life

I’m looking forward to hearing how God shows up as you petition Him for more blessings and territory!

Text: Beyond Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson

Change is in the air,
Dr. Celeste

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12 thoughts on “Morning Prayer – The Jabez Prayer

  1. Ann

    This is really encouraging!

  2. Iris

    This is truly opening my mind and soul in a way that I was unaware was there. Having a sistah group(four) on this journey is inspiring and helpful.

    • Yes, Iris so many have commented on how helpful it is to have a community of fasters along on this journey. So glad that we can support you through this new season of your life.

  3. Shar

    Why?! Why?! Why?! … Okay let me first start by confessing I have commitment issues. I have a coping mechanism for my issues with the big ‘C.’ Because I know it’s better not to vow, than to vow and not pay … I usually opt not to vow. Sad, but true. I’m literally in two ministries that only require a one day a month commitment. Anyway, I wasn’t familiar with the Jabez prayer when you first mentioned it. So I did my little google search all happy and excited about the fast and what God was going to do and scuuuurrrp! Stopped dead in my tracks. I went straight from the ferocious lioness that I usually am, to being the wimpy one from the Wizard of Oz “if I only had some courage.” Most people look at the prayer and say “Why? It’s a prayer of blessing.” Yea, oook. I couldn’t make it pass the second comma. All I saw was “enlarge my territory,” and it was a wrap. Because unlike some who might think that means the Barbie house, pink Corvett and huge backyard; I immediately saw it as RESPONSIBILITY. Because, “to much is given, much is required.” And by the way, did I say I had commitment issues. So I passed it by. And then, here, in my email box. Really? Really? Dag Nab It! This is a Holy Ghost set up. I just finished reading 2 Cor. 9:6 which told me not to be lazy or half step, if I was going to do it, then do it. If you’re going to fast, then FAST. If you’re going to trust God, then TRUST HIM. Really? My inbox – real sense of humor. So in my big girl voice I prayed, “Father God, Oh, that You would bless me indeed, AND ENLARGE MY TERRITORY, that Your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain. And because of John 14:13, I thank You in advance, for granting my prayer Father. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”

    Thanks, Dr. Celeste ☺

    • LOL! Your discomfort is abundantly clear. But as you know God is not interested in your comfort. He simply desires that you obey Him no matter what…even when it requires that you read the Prayer of Jabez knowing full well you don’t want Him to ENLARGE YOUR TERRITORY. And as if that wasn’t enough He puts the prayer in your Inbox. 🙂

      Praise our God for your obedience. Keep praying that prayer each day; I can’t wait to here how God responds to your request.

      Be blessed my sister!

  4. cillie ras

    Thanks for sharing. I am going to do that prayer for 40 days. I have started yesterday with a 40 day Kingdom Challenge. It is cleaning and teachings. God bless.

  5. Claudette

    This has been an awesome journey of truth for me. That is what I have decided to surrender, the real truth to God so that he can draw me closer to him. Although it is hard to join you all for daily prayer due to my work schedule ( I start at 7:05am), I am pressing on and have already seen amazing works from God, and it is only day 8! Please keep me uplifted as we move forward.

    • Claudette, so good to hear from you! God is so good and what I love about the surrender fast is that He starts to speak right away. Of course, He’s always speaking but we aren’t always in the posture to receive but when we surrender we are free and open to receive all that He wants to give.

      It’s okay about the call, you can always call in to listen to the recording.

      Listen to Your Recorded Conference from the Phone…

      Dial – (712) 775-7299
      Enter Access Code – 438001#
      Ref #(is the day that we are on. If we are on Day 5, you press 5 etc.). Have a great day!

  6. Pat H. Singleton

    Hi Dr. Celeste,

    Your first session was supertastic. I went home and could hardly wait to read the book. Your book is an easy, but profound read and I love the way you share your testimonies w/us–I am blessed by your victories. So far, I have grabbed onto: 1) Ask a friend to fast with me and whom, 2) Perfection is not the goal, but a closer walk w/God, 3) God’s promise to do a new thing……He will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert–for me–WOW! 4) The significance of the 40 day Surrender Fast in comparison to the Word of God on page 19 and the fact that women are pregnant for 40 weeks–this lets me know that after this fast I am going to begin pushing my baby out, 5). That a stronghold is a habit gone wild–wow, wow, wow–girls gone wild!! 6) I am expecting the unexpected. A PRAISE REPORT: I stayed up until 5:30 am reading your book because I could not put it down, so I began to write down things that I am going to surrender to God, then I began to pray about a matter that has, lets say, caused me some great concerns, but God stuck His big old BUT in there and when I arrived at my destination I received some fantastic news that God had worked that thing out. LOOK @ GOD

    I love you, Rev. Pat

    • Rev. Pat what a precise synopsis of the Pre-Fast Preparation! I am going to have to use that in some promotional material, of course giving you the credit 🙂

      Praise God for what He is already doing in your life. Get ready because this is just the beginning. Keep us posted on your progress. Also don’t forget to follow along with the recorded prayer sessions. There is a session for each week day. See for more info. Love you much and God bless!

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