Bible Society of South Africa

Longing for God – Day 252

Bible text(s)

13Are any of you in trouble? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14Are any of you ill? You should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord. 15This prayer made in faith will heal the sick; the Lord will restore them to health, and the sins they have committed will be forgiven. 16So then, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect. 17Elijah was the same kind of person as we are. He prayed earnestly that there would be no rain, and no rain fell on the land for three and a half years. 18Once again he prayed, and the sky poured out its rain and the earth produced its crops.

James 5:13-18GNBOpen in Bible reader

Prayer: the astonishing privilege of talking with God. These readings include prayers of longing and lament, Jesus’ teaching on prayer, and some of the best loved prayers in the Bible

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