March 5th – James 5:16

James 5:16

I love the quote, “I may not be able to depend on people, but I can always depend on God.” One of the best ways we show our dependence on the Lord, is through prayer. And James agrees. With everything Israel faced, good and bad, James encouraged the people to pray. Pray for deliverance, for healing, to give thanks, and most importantly, for each other. Because part of being a powerful prayer warrior is praying fervently for others. And here in James 5:18  James tells us to confess our sins to one another and lift each up in prayer, so we may be healed. Healed from more than just our transgressions, but also physical ailments, sorrows, discouragement and weakness. In all things, we are to pray for one another. Why? Because prayer is our lifeline to God. And to the prayer of a righteous person, He promises to hear and respond!