Week 1: 4-10 October 2020
Praygrance – Raymond Nell
The Prayer of Jabez: What is the name that God gives you?
- Welcome everybody
- Start with an icebreaker
- Pray: Open with prayer
The Prayer of Jabez:
1 Chronicles 4:9-10
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez, saying, “Because I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would indeed bless me and enlarge my border [property], and that Your hand would be with me, and You would keep me from evil so that it does not hurt me!” And God granted his request.
Watch: Watch the short message by Raymond Nell
God never leaves us alone. He holds our hand in His hand. But how does God lead us? He leads us through His Holy Spirit.
Discuss the following questions:
- Do you know the meaning of your name? If so discuss it with your group.
- We often get labels or names given to us by other people. Jabez was given the name “Pain”. Imagine having a name like that. But he didn’t ask God to change his name. He prayed for five things that the Bible says he got (Why did he pray for these five things?):
- “Bless me”
- “Enlarge my territory”
- “Keep your hand over me”
- “Keep me from evil”
- “Keep me from harm”
Spend time in God’s presence through Praise and Worship.
- In this new week, make time to talk to God about the names or labels that other people gave you. Pray the prayer of Jabez again over your life.
- Pray the prayer of Jabez now for every Connect Group Member.