This was forwarded to me by a friend. I can't envision him reading the Wall Street Journal (which is quoted) so assume another source but have not found it. "Bruce Wilkinson, author of "The Prayer of Jabez", has quit his "Dream for Africa" program just two years after envisioning it. ("Unanswered Prayers," Wall Street Journal, Dec. 19). With income from selling 22 million copies of The Prayer of Jabez, he moved to southern Africa and established a program for agriculture, AIDS sexual abstinence programs, and a $200 million African Dream Village with an orphanage that would double as a tourist attraction (and luxury hotel/18-hole golf course and more. None of that became a reality. Wilkinson teaches that people should pray the prayer of Jabez word-for-word, every day for four weeks, expecting special blessing from God. About the prayer, Wilkinson says: "I want to teach you how to pray a daring prayer that God always answers. It is brief--only one sentence with four parts--and tucked away in the Bible, but I believe it contains they key to a life of extraordinary favor with God. This petition has radically changed what I expect from God and what I experience every day by His power. In fact, thousands of believers who are applying its truths are seeing miracles happen on a regular basis." (Prayer of Jabez, Preface) Wilkinson said he "is trying to come to grips with a miracle that didn't materialize despite his unceasing recitation of the Jabez prayer" (Wall Street Journal). Sadly, he said, "I asked hard enough." Thoughts on this??