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. (James 5:16 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)
I read a sign on the billboard of a business that got me stirred up. It read, “Prayer, the next best thing to me being there.” I wanted to shout, “PRAYER is the best thing, not next to the best thing!”
The word “prayer” is in the Bible 114 times. Prayer in Jesus Name has the power to heal bodies and nations. It brings strength to fatigued warriors. Real prayer moves mountains of fear and doubt!
- Daniel shows us the power of prayer. His prayers closed the mouths of lions!
- Hezekiah called on God for help in battle and the enemy was defeated!
Nothing has been more clearly demonstrated in the history of the world than the effectiveness of prayer to obtain blessings from God and accomplish great purposes.
One songwriter wrote, “Oh what needless pain we bear; All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”
Prayer: Teach us to pray, Lord! If we could learn the power of prayer, our nation would be healed. What a privilege prayer is. We can carry everything to You in prayer. Amen.
Devotion by Kaye Singleton