James: Chapter 5 verse 16
……..The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
This is taken from the Old King James version of the Holy Bible.
So what does it mean ?
– Let us have Faith ! –
Well – we need to have Faith to Pray and to believe that our Prayers are heard by God our Heavenly Father.
We can pray all sorts of Prayers and of course we do, mainly for our wants, not always for our needs. There is a difference of course and God will not always answer Prayers if what we pray for is not for our own good.
However if we really need to intercede for someone or something then James Chapter 5 verse 15 says — ‘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.’ (Remember it is the Prayer of Faith) no good just asking God to do something you must have faith to believe that he can. This is where it needs to be the effective Prayer of a Righteous man (or woman)
If we are not walking with Jesus as our Lord and Saviour and with The Holy Spirit what is the use of praying prayers into space? God hears our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord. So they need to come straight from our heart and soul to be a fervent prayer.
We must mean truly what we are asking God for, not just a flimsy prayer hoping He will hear.
Yes of course He hears our Prayers – but I believe they fall by the wayside if we are not serious about them!
But when we are in trouble I find the shortest Prayer to pray is ‘Help Lord’ yes I am sure he hears our prayers for help because we do really mean it.
Here are some Links you may like to see: https://www.amazon.com.au/Book-Prayers-Help-You-Pray/dp/0987207547/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=9780987207548&qid=1557126197&s=books&sr=1-1
* God Bless you today as you Pray in Faith – Have a Lovely Day *