Friday, November 4, 2011

God Is Not Our 911 Call!

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.
Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
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. 
 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.
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. 
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.
Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
James 5:13-16

A man just like us!  After Elijah saw God do such miracles, He got cold feet and fled from Jezebel!  If prayer worked for him, then it works for us.  Break these verses apart today, and find someone to pray for in each of the categories listed.  Don't forget; the prayer of a righteous person has great power. Let's don't use God as our 911 call!

Got to go pray,


Cranberry Morning

What a great post, Gloria! (I know I say that pretty often, but...) It is tragic that some think of God as a 9-1-1 emergency resolver. What a joy it is to be a daily Christ follower, to have Jesus as the Lord of our lives, our rock solid, trustworthy Redeemer. Unfortunately, many churches teach 9-1-1 salvation, rather than the amazing daily Lordship salvation that is offered to all who put their trust in Him.


we were on the same prayer wavelength
good post. we need daily talk w/the Lord

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