James 5:16 - What A Great Way To Pray For One Another.
James 5:16 (NLT) Confess your sins to each
other and pray for each other so that you may be
healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has
great power and produces wonderful results.
When someone asks me to pray for them, I
like to include Scripture as part of my prayer.
For example, if someone says they need prayer
for wisdom, Ill pray something along these
lines: Lord, you promised in Scripture that if
anyone lacks wisdom, let them ask of You, and you
will give it generously. So now, Lord, we pray
Or maybe someone is battling fear. Ill
pray, Lord, you promised in Philippians that we
should not worry about anything but should pray
about everything. You promised the peace of God
that passes all human understanding will guard
our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We lay hold of that promise and pray for that
That is something Jonah did from inside
the belly of the fish. He quoted Scripture. I
dont think he had scrolls to read from. But he
carried Gods Word in his heart. In the second
chapter of Jonah, we see that he quoted from the
Book of Psalms, eight times.
When I quote Scripture in my prayers,
Im not doing it to remind God of what He said.
Rather, its to remind those Im praying for of
what God said.
Jonah said, When my soul fainted
within me, I remembered the Lord; and my prayer
went up to You, into Your holy temple (2:7
NKJV). Jonah began to lose hope. And his hope was
restored in a relationship with God.
The same is true for us today.
So what do you put your hope in? Dont
put your hope in people. People will disappoint
you. Parents will disappoint you. Children will
disappoint you. Friends will disappoint you.
Dont put your hope in money or in
technology. They will disappoint you. Dont put your
hope in any human solutions. Put your hope in
Jesus Christ. [Greg Laurie from Harvest
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com re Jonah 2:2]
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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