The Prayer of Jabez

tumblr_m18mo65lFN1r2wgtto1_400we are all struggling with something.
everyone of us needs answers.
people try to ack like they so tough,
but get them alone or drunk,
and they’ll sing like canaries.
my struggle right now is having more faith.
in times like this,
they say my faith needs to be the size of a mustard seed.
well it seems to be the size of a particle of sand.
ever since i’ve been in this struggle,
ive been trying to find something to keep me with hope.
so my bible randomly fell off the shelf today.
scared the shit out of me.
when it hit the floor,
a card fell out of it.
when i looked,
i remember why i put it there…
so i’m not a bible thumper.
at all.
i don’t think i’ll ever go all “holy ghost and latter day saints”.
not with my mind and sexual energy.
i remember i was in a struggle a couple years ago.
not as bad as this one.
my homegirl’s mama gave me a call and wanted to try to uplift me.
well in our talk,
she mentioned the scripture,
1 chronicles 4:10.
“the prayer of jabez“:

prayerofjabezshe said when she was going through some spiritual warfare,
she meditated on that verse,
and whatever she was struggling with soon came to pass.
well i did what she recommended and i ended up getting my last job.
something about that scripture is powerful.
a little flame can cause an inferno.
a seed can create a tree bearing tons of fruit.
maybe a little scripture can cause a huge blessing?

Author: jamari fox

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6 thoughts on “The Prayer of Jabez”

  1. I needed to hear this today. I pulled out my bible the other night and read a few chapters. Nothing could seem to inspire me so I put it away and said forget it. I may try again tonight. It just seems like nothing can really touch me lately, but I like this passage. Sometimes I just feel that maybe i’m not doing enough to be close to god. IDK

    1. ^i can say i feel the same as well sam.
      when you been in the dark for so long,
      its hard to really see the light and believe it.
      like its a figment of your imagination.

  2. I’m going through the exact same struggles as you.

    I don’t understand that scripture.Is there a simple modern way of saying it?That’s one of the reasons I don’t read the bible.I don’t understand half of the stuff it’s saying.

  3. Please go to Youtube and listen to gospel singer Donald Lawrence he has a song about this prayer. I used to listen to this song all the time but havent in a while and this entry reminded of it. I always feel a sense of peace after listening to this song.We are all going to be blessed in 2014, he has brought us to far.

  4. Ahhhh I needed this because you are right, we have our struggles…some of us think we are untouchable when it comes to issues, but in the end we are human and we fall down…the thing is we must learn to be resilient and overcome these adversities and struggles.

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