Although Jabez was named for the pain he caused his mother at birth, he prayed that God would make his life free of pain. He also asked for bigger borders and a territory that was blessed by God. As leaders in our homes first and in the community and businesses we work, we should also request to expand His good blessing to others. Father, please hear our hearts to draw near to your peace (shalom) and to ultimately
1 Chronicles 4:10 (NLT)
“Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.