Jabez had a very deep problem but he prayed a very simple and short prayer and the scriptures say God granted him his request and turned his life around. Hezekiah was informed by God that his time to die had come but he prayed a very simple and short prayer, although he wept sore, and God granted him 15 more years.
At the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus prayed no prayer. He simply gave thanks and cried, “Lazarus, come forth” and he that was dead came forth. Jesus provided enough bread to feed several thousand people and there was no spiritual or verbal gymnastics involved. He just blessed the loaves and fishes and multiplication ensued.
People have connected with God and tapped into the supernatural with very few words yet we toil and sweat with many words with little or no result, making it seem as though the scriptural accounts are mere fables. If they are true, we have to be missing something.
Was Jabez more favored by God? Was Jesus able to raise the dead with only three words just because He was the Son of God? I think not. Could the key to gaining entrance into God’s heart, tapping into the supernatural and connecting with other human beings at a deep level be the state of the heart and not eloquence or abundance of words? According to scriptures, God shows Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts are close to Him not those whose lips are. With the right heart, Jabez could pray a very short prayer that rang in heaven. With the right heart, Jesus could bring up Lazarus from the dead with three words
When I have a right heart, my words become highly potent and I do not need to use too many words to talk to God, talk to people, dominate the spirit realm or control the natural environment. When I have a right heart, I am a force to reckon with in heaven and on earth.
Perhaps then we ought to spend more time sharpening our hearts, training our spirits than sharpening our minds and training our bodies?