James 5:15, 16

The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.  And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.  The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  James 5:15, 16


When we pray, God can do more in a moment than someone could ever do in a lifetime.  When we are sick or burdened to the point that we appeal to our spiritual leaders to pray over us, we are positioning ourselves to be a part of a miracle.  God alone heals and forgives, but He also challenges us to humble ourselves before our spiritual leaders, confess our sins to one another, and have others intercede for us in prayer.  As your demonstrate humility and practice obedience, God will raise up someone to pray for you.

When you have a need, ask others to pray for you.  When others have a need, pray over them.  Intercession is one of the most beautiful principles in all of Scripture.  Why?  It is just a matter of time before I need you to pray for me.  It is just a matter of time before you need me to pray for you.  Standing in the gap for another person in prayer is a huge privilege, responsibility, and opportunity.  God honors the energetic, passionate, and pure prayers of His children.  Through intercession, He works miracles.*

Lord, show me the people You want me to pray over today, and raise up people to pray for me when I have a need.  In the name of Jesus, Amen.

*Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Northwest Arkansas