“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.” James 5:13 NIV
Read: James 5:13-16
Do you need a prayer? Who have you told? Is it a secret? It should not be. One of our failures may being so independent, we rely totally upon ourselves. If you need a prayer, you need others praying for you. Don’t go it alone.
Most of us don’t pray as often as we should…even when we need help from our GOD. We fail ourselves. When we don’t pray and talk with GOD, we fail HIM as well. HE wants us to communicate all of our thank you times as well as our needs.
Since we may not do a good job of talking with GOD when we should, we are probably not reaching out to others as well. When was the last time you asked someone to pray for you? When was the last time you asked a lot people to pray for you?
GOD loves prayer. James 5:16 tells us: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
No matter who you are, there is someone more righteous who can take your praises and your desperate needs to GOD. They only need to know what you need them to pray.
And, don’t forget. You can send a prayer request to me. Send your confidential prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “Prayer Request” in the subject line. Your privacy will be absolutely protected. I will pray for you.
Today’s prayer: “MY GOD, Thank YOU for always hearing my prayers. Help me be more sharing by asking others to help me by praying to YOU for me. Help me to also lift others up in prayer. Amen.”