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Oct 29, 2018
“Supernatural Experience With God”
"Supernatural Experience With God"
  • Oct 29, 2018“Supernatural Experience With God”
    Oct 29, 2018
    “Supernatural Experience With God”
    "Supernatural Experience With God"
  • Oct 22, 2018“Freedom in Christ”
    Oct 22, 2018
    “Freedom in Christ”
    "Freedom in Christ"
  • Oct 15, 2018“The God Who Sees Me”
    Oct 15, 2018
    “The God Who Sees Me”
    "The God Who Sees Me"
  • Oct 1, 2018“Recovery”
    Oct 1, 2018
    Series: Prayer
  • Sep 24, 2018“What Are You Carrying?”
    Sep 24, 2018
    “What Are You Carrying?”
    Series: Prayer
    "What Are You Carrying?"

 | Wednesday Weekly Blog |

The Prayer of the Righteous is Powerful

There are very few who don’t at least have reference to James’ passage in the fifth chapter of the book that bears his name concerning prayer for healing.  In fact, it is the ONLY place in the Bible where we are told to “pray” for healing.  Every time that Jesus talked about healing, specifically about His followers (which includes us) and their place in the healing of sickness, disease and the like, Jesus simply says that we are “to heal.”  He doesn’t tell us to pray for the healing, He tells us to do it. That is powerful and it is something that we will explore in weeks to come.  But in James 5, beginning about verse 13, we are told that if anyone is sick “he should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord” (5:14).  Now if you read on in the next verse you’ll see that “the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.  If he has sinned, he will be forgiven” (5:15).  But it is the next verse, 5:16, that really tweaks my interest this morning.  Look at it with me.



There are two passages of scripture I want to reference for you this morning – the first is Matthew 13:58 and the second is John 14:14.  Now it isn’t just these two verses that we need to look at but we also have to look at the context of all that surrounds them.  There are a couple of things that we really need to learn from this, especially as we have been emphasizing prayer this month and particularly with the special services we have here beginning tonight and going through Friday evening with Dan Bohi.  



I read a quote from a piece of paper I have in a file folder this morning on prayer.  Unfortunately, I do not know the author of this quote but it surely challenged me.  We are emphasizing prayer during the month of February with special times of prayer that the building is open for you to come and go as you are able.  We’re going to have Dan Bohi with us on February 15-16 to challenge us more in prayer and as we pray we are believing God for His best in our lives.  This past Sunday we looked at the Lord’s Prayer and saw how we can use it as a pattern to help us to focus our prayers more and spend more time in prayer. And when I read this quote this morning it challenged me even more.  Here is the quote: