“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16b
This scripture is found in a section in the NIV Bible subtitled The Prayer of Faith. In the verses just before this one, some questions are asked, “Is any one in trouble? Is any one happy? Is anyone sick? The remedy for all of these is to pray. When we converse with God and bring our concerns and joys to Him (and that is what prayer is), we are opening up to all the power, might and love that can be imagined. God has all the answers. He has all the healing, all the hope and is all that we need. He deserves all of our praise.
He promises in verse 16 that when we pray believing and trusting in Him, our prayers will get results. They will be powerful and effective!
What an awesome thought, that God Himself, listens to us. He sees our hearts and knows our motives and responds in love to our needs.
Thank you God for being so good!