Celebrate the Living Savior!
OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE JESUS-FOLLOWERS WHO
LOVE GOD, LOVE ONE ANOTHER, AND SERVE THE WORLD
Pastor's Thoughts (October 16th)
“Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they sinned. they will be forgiven. 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.” James 5:13-16
These verses in James are a comfort for me today. James is telling us in this passage to pray the prayer of faith. And faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
My grandson who attends Alabama tested positive for the coronavirus this week. He is very sick. We are praying for his healing. We have friends who are sick with this virus. We are praying for them.
There is turmoil in our nation and turmoil in the world. We pray for peace. This passage tells us to pray for those who sin so they may be forgiven and to confess our sins so we may receive healing.
Where do you need healing today? What trouble are you having in your life? Are you happy and singing songs of praise? Who do you need to forgive? Pray the prayer of faith and believe!
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective!