He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “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.
1 Chronicles 4:10
The prayer of Jabez is a prayer we can all pray, but beware of what you ask. Expanding your territory means increasing the people you touch with the gospel. We have to be ready and willing to pray such a prayer, to gain ground for God’s kingdom and make sacrifices in his name. Be as courageous as Jabez and make your request known.