A Courageous Prayer of Blessing

“What would your life look like if everything you’ve been praying for came true?”

Would you have a nicer home, would someone you love be healed, or would your bank account suddenly be overflowing?

Would the world around you be improved, or just YOUR WORLD?

Today, I want to share with you a courageous prayer of blessing and challenge you to see what a true life of blessing looks like. 

What Blessings Are You Missing Out On?

When our prayers aren’t answered how we had hoped, we need to make sure we’re putting our pride aside. It’s not that we can’t ask God for nice things like a better job or bigger house, but if we limit our prayers to our needs, we could very well miss out on the blessings of a divine appointment or intervention, that God has to bless us even more.

Simply praying for God to bless you, according to His will and not yours, shows huge amounts of courage and humility.

I want to show you a small but courageous prayer found in 1 Chronicles 4:10, by a man named Jabez,

“Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request. 

Maybe at first you think this to be a selfish prayer not a courageous one, however, you’ll quickly see, if we can pray this prayer as Jabez did, we can be sure God will bless us in ways we never imagined. And wouldn’t you want THAT kind of blessing? 

From You for You - Dan Macaulay

Today’s blog is featuring one of the many devotionals taken from my new book contagious courage, and another resource that I am excited to share with you. I pray these devotionals both challenge and encourage you to dig deeper and develop your relationship with the Lord. You can also find these devotionals on my YouTube channel as well as on 100 Huntley Street


If you’re looking for resources on how to start living more courageously, I have a few resources listed down below to help you! Starting with my book Contagious Courage – Living in Freedom, that you can find on Amazon and visit Going Farther to see all the available FREE Contagious Courage courses!

 Follow Vahen through the pages of Contagious Courage and see how you too can live in freedom with courage that is contagious.



  • Pray – for me and the Going Farther team as we continue to grow, and spread the message of hope and courage.
  • GIVE – If you wish to help Going Farther continue spreading the message of hope and courage, please consider a one-time donation or by becoming a monthly supporter.
  • SHARE – Invite or refer me to speak at an upcoming conference/retreat or community event. Via zoom. 

  • If my videos have encouraged you, I’ll also invite you to share with your friends, and help me with spreading the message of hope and courage.

  • FOLLOW Follow Going farther on social media


Thank you for supporting me and the Going Farther mission. Now to Him who is able to do WAY MORE than we could ever HOPE or imagine, take care and God bless!


We know the last year and a half has been incredibly challenging. BUT YOU ARE STILL STANDING! 
You have been forged in the fire and now you’re rising from the ashes, ready to show that challegges ONLY MADE YOU STRONGER! 

An amazing line up of inspirational influencers ready to help you FLOURISH! And what a privilege it is for me to be opening up for the keynote speaker of the conference the incredible Dr. Caroline Leaf.  

You will find me in the schedule on day 2 of the conference talking about “Ignite the courage to release the leader inside of you.”

Share this Post



No Events

Other Recent Articles

Vahen King

How To Fight Stress!

HOW DO I FIGHT STRESS IN MY LIFE? Honestly for way too long… NOT VERY WELL. But there is a principle that my father In law shared with me a long time ago, that has really helped me and I’m hoping it will help you.

Read More »
Vahen King

Thailand Was More Than An Adventure – It Was Life Changing!

Have you ever thought about all the events that led up to this moment in your life? Like all the people or things that have shaped who you are? Or why you’re here? Well when people have asked me about my trip to Thailand in 2022, I actually said, if there was ever a reason or a purpose for my life, it was amplified and affirmed in Thailand. I know that is a bold statement to make, but all the people and all the events in my life up to this point, “have” indeed shaped me and positioned me to be where I am today. That is why I say this trip was more than just an adventure, it was life changing.

Read More »
Vahen King


WHAT’S STOPPING YOU? That was my father in laws response to me when I told him what I wanted for my life. And I will be honest, I’ve never been more annoyed yet more intrigued by someone as I was in that moment. So, at the risk of doing the same to you, I’ll ask you…
I think it’s a great question to ask yourself as you step into 2023.

Read More »