From many years ago, I started to pray the exact same prayer of Jabez, a descendent of Judah, “ Keep me from all trouble and pain.” I was scared to have trouble and pain for myself and family. I also pray for my siblings, relatives and other Christians/people whom I know.
The most important thing in Jabez’ prayer is that GOD granted him his request. The Almighty God hears and answers our prayer - What a comforting promise for us it will be!
Let’s pray to God as Jabez did and God will answer our prayer as He did Jabez’ prayer long time ago because we believe that our Great God and Lord, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Amen
Jabez’ Prayer in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. 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. (New Living Translation 2007)