Prayer (Study of James- Part 21)
Why should we pray?
- To bring our hearts to God. Meaning, to be able to come at peace on everything going on around us and be able to give it all to God and God will then do amazing things in our lives. He will heal our broken hearts, because we prayed.
- As believers of the LordJesus Christ, we need to pray. We are in a personal relationship with God. What good can it be if you don’t talk with our God on a daily bases? Just as men and woman are together in a personal relationship with each other, they chat daily, we need to chat daily with God.
What does prayer do?
- Prayer is Powerful. It has power, because of the words in the prayer. Words have power and prayer has words that have power. Because it has one more thing, faith. Faith is key to everything.
What can prayer with faith do?
- Be answered.
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” (James 5:13-20)
“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
Prayer is “powerful and effective”. Our prayers will be heard by God and answered perfectly to his will. His will is great, we won’t get lost in his will. Follow him.
The prophet prayed for no rain and it didn’t rain for 3.5 years. Then he prayed again and it rains. I wish I had faith, that strong, amazing.
Prayer is power, say that 5 times, every morning.