Prayer That Availeth Much

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

Promised Prayer Power.

When our hearts are cleansed by confession and our prayers fervent, the Word of God promises that they are effective. 

Fervent prayer is the prayer of reverence. Bowing humbly before God, relying fully on His grace and listening ear. The 5th chapter of James advises us to pray always- when afflicted and when happy. He says that the prayer of faith will heal the sick and that we will receive forgiveness of sins. 

The promises of this chapter can be ours through faith-filled, fervent prayer. 

James is advising us to pray for one another. There is no greater gift or power you can give to someone else than fervent prayer for them. Lift up those you love in prayer along with those you find challenging in your life. 

You may just be surprised at how things begin to turn around. James gives us Elijah as an example of the power of prayer. The prophet's prayers were so powerful that God stopped and started the rain for him. 

Feel inadequate? We can rest assured that the power of prayer is in the One listening not in the one speaking. Which is fortunate as our best efforts will likely fall short. Confess and pray one to another and be healed. Power in Prayer. 

To Ponder:

What are the steps I need to take to increase the power of my prayers?


Heavenly Father, 

Help me to turn away from anything that is blocking the power of my prayers. Anything I am holding against anyone, any sin in my life. Guide me with Your Holy Spirit that I may be rightesous through Jesus, that my prayers may avail much. 


Lori HilComment