Day 4 – Prayer of Jabez

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Day 4 I prayed the prayer 1 Chronicles 4:10“ Oh that you would wonderfully bless me and help me in my work, please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all evil and disaster!” And God granted him his request. (That is the wording from the Life Application Bible)

My eye was still red when I woke up. I’m beginning to get a little concerned, but I have had trouble with my eyes all my life so this isn’t unusual.The kids are having great fun having a zombie for a teacher. By noon I have to take my contacts out because now both eyes are red. I can’t see very well with my glasses but I have no choice but to wear them. Now I can’t drive home so my daughter has to come and drive the car home. As I do my usual walk, I pray fervently that God will use this set back to show His power. I go home and put cold teabags on my eyes to sooth them. I know God will heal me.

When I look in the mirror 30 minutes later, both eyes are completely red. There is no white showing. I look like quite freaky. When my daughter comes home from work, she has an injured her hand. So off to the emergency room we go. After two hours of sitting in the waiting room visiting with a former grade 2 student and her daughter. Does that make me a grandteacher? Anyways final diagnosis, my daughter has a badly sprained wrist and I have a bacterial infection in my eyes. I get a doctor’s note to stay away from work for two days. In 32 years of teaching, I have left work to take care of the girls but have only taken a handful of days for me. I don’t even know how to fill out the sick day form properly. So I get to miss the day of the year I hate the most – Halloween at school.

Now my laptop has decided it doesn’t want to be a part of my day. It is completely frozen.

Is this what Jabez was praying for when he asked God to bless him and keep him from all evil and disaster? I thought I was praying for comfort. What is your experience praying the prayer of Jabez after 4 days? Leave your comments and share your experiences.

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