Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 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. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Is anyone in trouble…Is anyone happy…Is anyone sick… – I think that list of questions includes just about everyone! The interesting thing is that the answer to all of those questions is the same – praise and prayer! These are responses filled with the evidence of faith; faith that in every circumstance the answers we seek are certain to be found only in the Lord’s presence, both individually and corporately.
Many times we look all over the place and to all kinds of people for answers to our problems and our questions. The simplicity of faith that relies solely on our prayers and our praises escapes us. But faith and prayer and praise are powerful tools that God has given us to be able to know Him and His heart. Let’s aim to activate our faith this week and put that power into practice. Let praise and prayer be the answer to all our questions!