Another great verse from the book of James. Indeed, our prayers are powerful and effective (for righteous men and righteous women). May I never forget to ask the Lord for His help and guidance in my life — even in the things that seem to be fairly small and inconsequential. After all, from God’s perspective, pretty much everything is “small,” don’t you think?
And I’m reminded here that not only is prayer a really healthy spiritual discipline to maintain, but it can also yield results. 🙂 Note that James uses the words “powerful” and “effective”. It’s funny sometimes — we pray, and then when the Lord answers our prayers, we are so often surprised (then again, maybe it’s just me!).
So I don’t have a specific prayer to share here this week — rather, I thought it helpful to pass along this important reminder for all of us. After all, anyone can pray, and at any time. No fancy words are needed! We can talk to God, and trust that He hears us (and even answers back sometimes — often in very unexpecteed way). This is a source of great encouragement for me, and I hope that this reminder from James provides some peace and solace to you, too.