The Power of Prayer

13 Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14 Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.

16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. 17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! 18 Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.

James 5:13-18

The power of prayer. I love James practicality of this simple truth. If we are burdened or sick in any capacity, reaching out to one another and asking for prayer is the most important thing we can do. Too often we carry so much of our pain, sorrow, sickness and grief on our own shoulders. Our Jesus created the church, the body so the we could share the heavy load sometimes life brings. Let’s do that this week. Find someone you serve with whatever capacity that may be and reach out and let them know you would like to pray for them. Whether it’s in person, via phone conversation or even text…let’s LIFT one another up and start some serious momentum by praying for one another. PRAYER is the key because it links us together to the heart of God. Paul prayed constantly for Timothy. May we do the same for one another. Praying for you this morning! 

Be encouraged!

Pastor Mark