The hardness of prayer

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, annointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one that is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And of he’s committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:13-16

We must be people who pray in faith that they will be heard. We must pray with conviction and belief that God will answer. We must be repentant of our sins so that sin’s covering over us will be removed.

Prayer is hard, especially when we are struggling. But, prayer is a gift that we get to share with others and with God. There is power in the name of Jesus. There is power in prayer. Even through messages such as this. When we are gathered together thru whatever means in His name, God is there. Lift each other up instead of tearing down. When somebody reaches out for prayer, PRAY.

This was not my intended post but the burden of prayer was heavy on me this morning. I don’t know where these blogs will go. What I do know is that I cannot write them or make it through each day without Jesus. He has been my rock, my comforter, my friend in times when I felt I had none. He has been the one that I could just sit and cry my heart out to.

May he fill you today that your cup runneth over. May His presence be so strong that you can not deny Him. Today, may you call out, cry out for the One that died for you.

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

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  1. The Bible says to pray without ceasing. Why does it seem so hard to be consistent about, you know. Going to church isn’t hard, reading the Word isn’t hard, but prayer? We have the great privilege of communing with the Most High God yet, we fall short there. If we’re in crisis, we pray. But, if things are relatively going smoothly, we “forget”. Shame on us all.

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