The prayer of Jabez is an interesting arrangement of words. I believe saying this prayer actually does bring about real results, and some of these can be remarkable. Here is the prayer:
(Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying,) “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. –1 Chronicles 4:10
Jabez did three essential things in this prayer. First, he directly addressed the Source of all good things, which is God. Second, the prayer itself permits God to make substantial changes in his life. Third, Jabez spoke forth his specific request. This is and has always been the formula for manifestation via God or emissaries: call, permit, task.
And when Spirit rushes forth to grant the request? Never forget the fourth and perhaps most important part of the formula: GRATITUDE.
Try it for yourself. <3