From the May, 2002 issue of Touchstone
Praying with Jesus by James M. Kushiner

Praying with Jesus

James M. Kushiner on Jabez & the Lord’s Prayer

A few months ago I saw a tabloid headlinein the drug store: “Better than the Prayer of Jabez: Prayer to the Virgin of Guadalupe: How those who pray this prayer will never have to worry about finances again!” While most Catholics know who the Virgin of Guadalupe is, do most tabloid readers know about a little book from a small religious publisher?

Probably. Among several of the Harry Potter books and two John Grisham novels in USA Today’s list of last year’s best-selling books, The Prayer of Jabez placed third. It was a very high rank for an explicitly religious book, but I do not thin . . .


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