Prayer of Jabez
(The shortest Prayer)

1 Chronicles 4:10

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel,
"Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me,
and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain."
And God granted his request.

    Christian's Perspective

  • Provide me with everything I need to serve You
  • Increase the number of people I help in my service for You.
  • Be with me in my service to you
  • Keep me from doing evil, so my service for you is not brought into disrepute.
    Non-Christian's Perspective

  • Give me lots and lots of things
  • Increase my net worth
  • Be with me as I get more stuff
  • and stop other evil people taking things that are mine