Is any among you afflicted? let him pray, Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? 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: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 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 5:13-16
James tells us to pray when people are sick, when we are afflicted, and when we have faults. Pray always, pray fervently, and with faith, knowing God hears our prayers, and they are important to Him.
Recently, I wrote a letter to the president of the United States about an issue that will affect our community. I received by email, a form letter, that was not even relevant to the issue I wrote about. When we seek out the help of a powerful entity, it is sad to feel rejected, and belittled for something that you feel strongly about.
How different the God of the Universe is! He hears our prayers and petitions, and like a loving father and wonderful friend, He is interested in fulfilling the requests we make. He has the power and the desire to help us. His intentions are to show us mercy, forgiveness, healing, and salvation. We need to look no further than the God of Creation to make our requests known to.
He hears. He heals. He restores. He delivers, and He is the great I AM, my real Executive Power.
Thank You God, that we can trust You with our requests, whatever they might be. You are all-knowing and all-powerful. With Your wisdom and knowledge, You are able to fulfill our requests in righteousness. Not everything we ask is good for us, and You know that too. I pray that Your will would be done in all things. Thank You!