1 Chronicles 4:10
Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested.
This seemingly little blip is stuck square in the middle of a genealogy listing. His mother named him Jabez because she bore him in pain and he was more honorable than his brothers, his prayer and boom, right back to the family line. Now I tried to follow the genealogy but it seemed to be missing a few key pieces to me. His short story is placed in the listing of the lineage of Judah with no mention of who is mother or father were, nor the brothers he was more honorable than.
How Large is Your Territory?
How many of us have asked for more territory? Oh Lord, enlarge my border? To be honest, I haven’t really prayed that way since I was a young Christian and heard of the prayer of Jabez. I want to handle the territory the Lord gives me properly. My desire is to be a good steward and pray according to His will over my area. I want to do good and help bring the kingdom into my region and do it no harm. But in effect, that has been my heart prayer from the beginning. I have never asked about the size of my territory, just to be a good steward over what He has given me. I believe we all have an area that we are to pray over regularly regardless of the size of the territory.
How Do You Pray For Your Territory?
Do you pray for blessings over your territory? Do you rout the enemy out of your area? Do you pray prayers of repentance over your region? Listening to what the heart of the Father is speaking to you will guide your exact prayers. God recently asked me to go downtown and pray a prayer of repentance and release His glory in our city but that isn’t always in His battle plan. What is His plan for your region?
Here is a list of some of the things I have prayed over my territory recently, not an exhaustive list by any means.
- Prayers of Repentance-releasing generational curses
- Released the glory of God
- Released the Sound of Heaven
- Peace, hope and joy
- Calling forth the principles of the Kingdom
- Prosperity released and binding poverty
- Binding sexual immorality releasing purity
- Protection over the people and particularly children
- Evil schemes to be revealed and thwarted
- Healing for the land and the people
Lord increase my territory to the full extent that I can handle properly. Bless me with your presence and your guiding voice to govern it well in the spirit realm. Give me Your battle plans Lord because the battle is yours, I am just a mouth piece. Show me the issues that you want addressed and give me the words to speak. Be with me oh Lord, and don’t let me step outside of the bounds you have set for me to pray. Be close to me as I pray and whisper your words into my spirit. Keep me protected as I go forth in your plans. Have your great hand upon me and my life and those around me. Let us not come to harm and above all let me not bring harm but only your kingdom and light! Amen!
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