The prayer of Jabez is one of the most famous prayers in the bible. This prayer is known not only by Christians but non Christians as well. The prayer is a blessing prayer to God.
Jabez is only mentioned once in the bible. It is not known where he comes from or even what age he was at the time of the prayer. What we do know about Jabez is that his name means “because I bore him in sorrow”. This is how his mother felt about him and gave him that name
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying: “Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me and that you would keep me from evil that I may not cause pain!” 1 Chronicles 4:10