Thriving in Prayer
I. “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.” (James 1:2; 5:13a; John 16:33)
II. “Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.” (James 5:13b; Ephesians 5:18-19)
III. “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5:14-15b; Mark 6:13)
IV. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. (James 1:6; 5:15; Mark 11:24)
V. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16; Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 59:1-2; Proverbs 15:29)
VI. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (James 5:17-18; Genesis 32:22-32; Ephesians 6:18)
1. How can I thrive in prayer?
2. How has the Holy Spirit convicted my heart?
3. What changes can I make in my life?
4. How can I share this truth with others?
5. Will you commit to spending time in earnest prayer?