Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
Today's Morsel: At 211 degrees, water is hot. At 212 degrees, water boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. We must get to a point in our prayer life that we become so hot that things begin to happen and things start moving. Jesus said that men ought always to pray, and not to faint (Luke 18:1). Paul said "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:1-4). The disciples wanted Jesus to teach them to pray because they saw that each time Jesus returned from praying, things started to happen. With prayer, we can change our world. With prayer, we can change others. With prayer, we can change how we see things, do things, and work with things and others. Prayer can move mountains. Prayer can open blinded eyes to the truth of the gospel. If we will develop a consistent prayer life and keep it effectual and fervent, we will see God working on our behalf.
Sing: Prayer can move mountains, mountains of fear and of doubt, prayer can move mountains, so why don't you try your prayer out.