How To Pray For Friends And Influence People
Now, turn to James chapter five and we begin now where we left off last Sunday night in verse sixteen. James chapter five and verse sixteen. "Confess your faults one to another and pray one for another that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit."
I'm speaking today on this subject, HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE. There is no way possible that I could overstate the importance of prayer. And I pray God that you will never underestimate the importance of prayer. Andrew Murry said, in relation to his people God works only in answer to their prayers. Notice the word only. Only in answer to their prayers. And then be said, it is in pray that we change our natural strength, for the supernatural strength of God.
Dr. R. A. Tory, the great noted bible preacher said, nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that that lies beyond the will of God. Dr. A. C. Dickson, a fine expositor of the word of God said, when we depend upon organization, we get what organization can do. And that is something, when we depend upon education, we get what education can be, and that is something. When we depend upon money, we get what money can do and that is something. When we depend upon singing and preaching, we get what singing and preaching can do, and that is something, but then he said, when we depend upon prayer, we get what God can do.
And oh, what this world needs is what God can do. What our city needs is what God can do. What your home needs is what God can do. What our church needs is what God can do. You don't have a prayer, uh, uh, a failure in your life but what somehow it's a prayer fail ...
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