21 Days of Prayer and Purpose

CAC January 2021
21 Days of Prayer and Purpose

Day 20

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 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.

We can see that the young man James had much to say about the position of prayer. It is evident that he had experience in this realm and was eager to share it with the church. His exhortations to the believer is to notice the attitude and the actions of those around you and then take inventory of sorts. If “afflicted”... Pray! If “merry”... sing! If there are any that are “sick”... Call on others to lay hands on them and Pray!

His words are so simple yet so profound. The key thought in his letter that I see is the word... “Among”. Those in your proximity. The family or the closest to you. Not that we should not pray for anyone and everyone... but this indication is that in the family of God and of those who more presently in our close family, should have the capacity to reach out to the church and pray. Prayer works in all situations.

In our 21 Days of Prayer and Purpose we are developing habits and actions that will make a difference in our world and more specifically in our church. No doubt when prayer is made... something happens. When Gods people call on Him... He responds. Our desire must be that in this hour in which we live we should be more and more sensitive to the Spiritual side of man and we should Pray like everything depends on it. So if any among us has need.... WE PRAY!

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