PRAYER: GOOD, BETTER, AND BEST
In one survey of 678 respondents, only 23 people felt satisfied with the time they spent praying. Would you like to pray more? You will pray more when you know how to pray better.
Notes And Next Steps
James 5:13-18 + Part 6 of the series “Better Together"
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. (James 5:13)
The prayer offered in faith. (James 5:15)
If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. (James 5:16)
The prayer of a righteous person. (James 5:16)
What kind of need would we have? There are really only two kinds: natural or supernatural.
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up” (James 5:14,15).
“You become connected to God. You become connected to the world. Your self sort of goes away.”
Call the elders of the church. (James 5:14)
Pray for each other so that you may be healed. (James 5:16)
- How do I request prayer at CrossLife?
- Which of these would be an improvement from “better” to “best” prayer?
A. “Your will be done.”
B. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
C. “… in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
- How do I pray more for others?
A. “What can I pray about for you?”
B. “I’m sensing that you are needing something from God today. Can I pray for you?”
C. Follow up. Follow up. Follow up.