Pray For One Another
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 5:16).
James sets the stage for his letter back in chapter one when he reminds us to "count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds." His words are especially meaningful in these challenging days.
Certainly our needs are plentiful. Why not take some time today to pray for one another? Pray for protection for those who are currently healthy. Pray for those who are sick. Pray for God's provision for Faith Church both corporately and individually. Pray for the health workers in our body who are more likely to be exposed. Pray for our students who find themselves in extra-ordinary circumstances.
I read what the late Dr. A. C. Dixon of Spurgeon's Tabernacle once said: "When we rely upon organization, we get what organization can do, when we rely upon education, we get what education can do; when we reply upon eloquence, we get what eloquence can do; and so on. Nor am I disposed to undervalue any of these things in their proper place. "But," he added impressively, "when we rely upon prayer, we get what God can do."
Pray for one another. Afterwards, consider encouraging your "another" by letting them know that you prayed for them. Maybe even ask them how you can pray for them.
In His love,