James finishes his letter by reminding us of the power of prayer in verses 13-20. We will be covering verses 13-15 in this post. These verses cover three types of prayer requests: affliction, prayers of praise and sickness.
There is something I have noticed during prayer requests over the years: requests for sickness far outnumber prayer requests for the lost. Our bible is full of challenges for us to tell the lost about Jesus. When we get out of balance on our requests it says something about us; it says we are living in the here and now and are not thinking so much about spiritual matters. However, to say that asking for, or praying for, the sick shouldn’t be done is not right either. James clearly states that we can ask for, and pray for, the sick. Read the rest of this entry »