21 Days of Prayer Devotional
Day 13
Andrew Chalmers / 1 Chronicles 4


Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let Your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted His request.

Thought of the day

Jabez was mentioned in a long genealogy, but the Lord honored him by mentioning his prayer for the Lord to bless Him. Throughout the Bible this is a common prayer and God seems to love answering it.

Questions to ponder

-Do I believe God wants to bless me? If not, what hinders me from believing and praying this?

-Get specific. In what ways do you want God to bless you? What would it look like for Him to expand your territory?


My first encounter with Take the City was going to Wilson Apartments in Columbus GA. We were met by a man from that neighborhood who prayed with us before we began the outreach. We set up an area for the kids to play and others went door to door witnessing and praying for people. It truly was a humbling experience. Another time I got to pray at an abortion clinic which was another humbling experience. The worship services the night before are always dynamic and spirit led. However I will conclude with the best part for me was being an eight week participant of Take the City boot camp. All of the leaders were simply AWESOME and I learned so much during those eight weeks. I thank God for all these wonderful opportunities!

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