We read many stories in Scriptures like Jabez that seem random and out of context. And then as we dig into the broader spiritual indicators we always seem to find connections to the Gospel. Maybe there is something in this name. It has no connections as a whole. But look at these parts. The Ja part reminds us of Jehovah or Lord. And the bz is the root of several words related to being cut off. His mother bore him in sorrow. Reminds us of:
Gen 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
... 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Tony had suggested we compare this prayer to the Lord's prayer. In that context, 'thy will be done' was pointing Peter toward Christ being cut off for us. I.e. Christ fulfilled all that prayer for us. After being led into temptation, He was delivered from the evil one to receive the fruits requested just like Jabez.
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.