prayer-candle, pryaerI do not think there are enough ways for me to describe how incredible prayer is. It is a vital link of communication between us and God. Prayer with conviction can move people and inspire causes.

Prayer allows us to search ourselves and question our own motivations. It challenges us and affirms us.

Praying for others is a vital part of Christian fellowship. In our final look at James this week, we read about prayer. James tells us that the ‘prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.’

As you prepare for church this Sunday what have you been praying for?

Text: James 5: 13-20

Questions for Sunday

  • What are you praying for?
  • How often do you pray?
  • Are you comfortable with prayer?

Prayer for Sunday

Gracious God, creator of heaven and earth. I desire a closer connection with you. To converse with you as the prophets of old. Hear me when I pray; I may not always use smooth sounding words. I may falter in my speech, I may lose focus and become distracted. However, I want to talk to you. Help me to have the patience to listen. In Jesus name, Amen.