The Prayer of Jabez
Jabez prayed: "Oh Lord, bless me indeed."
God answered...and more than met his need.
He prayed the Lord would enlarge his field,
And God's Spirit...a vision revealed.
He asked for the Lord's almighty hand,
And God was with him...working His plan.
He asked to be kept from evil's harm,
And God shielded...with His mighty arm.
By faith, Jabez knew his God was there,
And so God granted...his earnest prayer.
Such a little portion of God's Word,
Yet, such a pow'rful message is heard.
Oh, that our Lord would bless us indeed,
Enlarge our vision for those in need,
And be with us, His hand to reveal,
As we bear witness that He is real.
He'll keep us from sin, evil and harm,
As we depend on His loving arm.
The God of Jabez is our God too...
He'll answer that prayer for me and you.
"...Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that
thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil,
that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested."