James 5:13-16
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he 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 man is powerful and effective.

In all of the aspects of the Christian faith, this is one area that has always made me feel comfortable. I may not be wise to speak well, not wealthy to give much, not influential to cause change but I serve a God who listens to our prayers and just being able to pray for others makes me feel more fulfilled in my walk with the Lord. Are we then called to pray for others or is there more to it? What does God want from us today?

Jesus prayed even though He was God’s own son and had the ability to affect change as per His will. He prayed daily in quiet and He prayed in earnest to His father for the needs of the world. That gives us a sense of how significant prayer is. We are placed among people to shine the light of Jesus in their lives and to share His love. When we hear of needs, we can offer to pray, when we hear of sickness, we can pray for healing, when we hear about celebration we can rejoice God’s goodness and so we share the love of God for His creation. Are you impacting your circle of influence by praying for their needs and joys or are you living for the moment in oblivion to the world that God has placed you in to affect?

In His Loving Service,

Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”


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  1. Vineet, I have a friend who when she learns of someone’s need, instead of saying “I will pray for you?,” she says, “Can I pray for you right now?” And she will do it. Her fervent and loving prayers have been a huge blessing to me and an inspiration to do the same. What a privilege we have that we can take our concerns and cares to God in prayer, knowing that He will rescue us! Thanks for sharing this important thought. Peace, Linda

    • ServantBoy says:

      Thank you for sharing about your friend and her inspirational service. Yes, a few friends like that make the world an awesome place because we know they are always there to intercede on our behalf. God bless your friend and you as you both pray for each other and those in your circle of influence.
      In Christ,

  2. Vineet . . .I have a friend like Linda too! Her name is Sue and she comes to my house to pray over my daughter and I, she prays on the phone for us before hanging up. She prays, and no one prays for me like her! ha! I love it and it’s catching. If I wait, I may forget. Better for me to pray then and there for someone. Love your attitude about prayer too, Vineet. Yes, this is something I can do too . . .I can pray. And I will! God bless you! deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Like I mentioned to Linda, your friend Sue is such a wonderful blessing to you and your family and I praise God for placing her in your life. Also, it is obvious that her enthusiasm to pray has inspired you too and I praise God that He is working in such a powerful way through your sincere service. Your daughter continues to be in my prayer and we have the assurance that God is in control and has our best in mind for the purpose of His glory.
      In Christ,

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