Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 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. 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. 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.
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! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
On Sunday we looked at James 5:13-18 and reflected on a balanced and biblical model for healing prayer. A holistic perspective on how God heals and a holistic perspective on human persons is all part of the Bible’s approach to healing. Jesus’ ministry of healing was always purposeful, announcing the start of His kingdom.
In the midst of the service, members of the prayer team had the opportunity to pray for several people for physical, spiritual and relational healing. Continue to take the opportunity to pray for one another as needs arise! And please share if the need persists or if healing has been granted.