As we continue our series of prayers in the Bible, we come to one that has been somewhat misunderstood. There are those that might see his prayer as a call to action for God to provide for our material needs and blessings.
For a proper interpretation of his prayer, it needs be understood through a spiritually sound focus, not one of materialism. God’s blessings are the real things that produce real effects. We have the ability to pray for blessing... but God is the one who commands blessings.
The lesson we can truly focus on from his prayer is that we are to establish and maintain prayer without end in our daily lives. As writer Meg Bucher states, "Jabez was not using prayer as a formula to get something from God; rather, he was calling upon God to help him accomplish the promises of God."