In this post I would like to present you a really small but awesome book that my friend gave me as a gift.
The Prayer of Jabez, Breaking Through to the Blessed Life by Bruce Wilkinson, published in 2000, became an international bestseller, topping the New York Times bestseller list and selling nine million copies. It received the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Book of the Year award in 2001.
The whole book is based on two verses of the Old Testament from the Holy Bible: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
9 – Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 – 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.
In the book, Wilkinson encourages Christians to invoke this prayer for themselves on a daily basis:
I challenge you to make the Jabez prayer for blessing part of the daily fabric of your life. To do that, I encourage you to follow unwaveringly the plan outlined here for the next thirty days. By the end of that time, you’ll be noticing significant changes in your life, and the prayer will be on its way to becoming a treasured, lifelong habit.
I also personally encourage you to take the challenge as I did, it really works!
The book itself is presented in a very small format and only has 92 pages, it took me a only few hours to read. It is one of the greatest book I read up to now. I recommend it for all of you.