Thoughts to Consider:

  • All is well? Praise
  • All is not well? Pray
  • Remember sometimes God’s answer to prayer is “No”, or “Not now”
    (2 Corinthians 12:8)
  • Faith is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-10)
  • Elijah was a man that had faith in God’s promises (Deuteronomy 11:13-17)
  • Challenge: For every planned conversation or post this week pray “will the following words glorify God”

12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? 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. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

— James 5:12-18