The Prayer of Jabez (book)

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The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life is a book by Bruce Wilkinson, founder of Walk Thru The Bible. It was published in 2000 by Multnomah Publishers (an independent publisher out of Oregon) as part of The BreakThrough Series.

The book covers the prayer uttered by Jabez in I Chronicles 4:10 where he asks the LORD for blessing and more territory ("enlarge my coasts" as the KJV renders it), which the LORD grants; Wilkinson argues that Christians should pray this prayer to have more Christian influence in the world.

The prayer was (and still is) controversial: though since 2000 the popularity has died out, at its peak it was popular among followers of the Prosperity Gospel and even gained popularity among Evangelicals, but not surprisingly was condemned by others as seeking material blessings instead of spiritual ones.