A FAITH THAT BOLDLY PRAYS
James is a very important book, it is a book that is directly,
specifically geared to believers. This is called a general
epistle. It ends with a focus that is so very crystal clear to
your heart and my heart and my life and your life and that is
about a faith that boldly prays. So if you will, follow with me
there in James chapter 5, verse 13-20 and we will focus there.
The Scripture says:
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy?
Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should
call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him
with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in
faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him
up. If he has sinned, he 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 man is powerful and
effective. Elijah was a man just like us. 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, if one of
you should wander from the truth and someone should bring him
back, Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of
his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of
Let's pray together:
"Heavenly Father, we thank you for your word that speaks to us
about boldly praying and Father I pray that you would make us
men and women who are serious about our prayer life. Lord, I
pray that you would use this passage ...
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