Holy Spirit is without a doubt one of the most misunderstood teachings of the Bible. While he is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, and our power to walk out our Christian life, he is often times a mystery to most believers. As incredulous as that sounds, I am just beginning to see that prayer too is misunderstood and underused.
My friend Arika post this scripture the other day and it has been on my heart ever since. Once again, we have been given simple instructions regarding how to pray, yet many of us believers not only do not follow said instructions, we are unaware of such instructions.
In all honesty, I think the verses say way more than I ever could. So, please do not skim over the Scripture. Take it all in and allow it to work in your heart.
James 5:13-18 (NLT):
The Power of Prayer
13 Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14 Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. 16 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. 17 Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! 18 Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
When was the last time you called on people to pray over you? When is the last time you confessed your sins with your brothers and sisters? Remember, if we want the promises of God, then we need to be following His word.
Until next time, PRAY!