Prayer of Jabez

This week’s post is going to be short. I’m not feeling so inspired today, but I wanted to share about my readings as of late. I have been reading (again) I Will Carry You by Angie Smith. It is wonderful! On the days when I need to just feed myself with scripture, or a little empathy, this book always helps me. It’s almost as if this woman is in my head and speaking my thoughts. It’s one of my favorites to read in the bathtub. It leads me to some very open and honest communication with Him, and I love it.

Then, my bedtime reading has been the Prayer of Jabez. It is about a man whose name literally translates to “pain”. He prayers this one sentence prayer, and asks for blessings. It got me thinking. I always pray for the little things I want, and pray about how thankful I am for what I have, but I haven’t been brave enough to ask point blank for blessings. The author of the book talks about asking for blessings so that you can better glorify Him. He also talks about the ebbs and flows of blessings. How sometimes we feel extremely blessed and sometimes we wonder, “Where are You?” This really spoke to me. And keeping this in mind, has made me a little more optimistic. It’s a quick read, and I definitely recommend it.

So, I’ve been using this prayer every morning to start my day. As I open my eyes, I say, “I can do all things through Jesus Christ” and as I’m doing my hair and preparing for my day, I’ve started praying this prayer. I’ve continued on my path of very little stress. I had one day last week, that I was feeling a little overwhelmed, but then I just remembered, I can do this. I have Him on my side.

I’m looking for more spiritual reading. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

On the baby front, we are not trying, but we aren’t trying not to either. So, continued prayers are desired and appreciated. I know that it will happen in His time. And I am ready when He is. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  1. susan

    Love you Amber!

  2. Check out
    It has quick daily devotions for women. It’s been a real blessing to me. I’m praying for you!

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