God invites us to call upon His name in prayer. What a privilege!

Scripture: James 5:13-20

ESV Text: James 5:13-20


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 5 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 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: 15 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. 16 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. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 457:
What a Friend We Have in Jesus

— Organ Audio

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus, 
All our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry 
Ev’rything to God in prayer! 
Oh, what peace we often forfeit, 
Oh, what needless pain we bear, 
All because we do not carry 
Ev’rything to God in prayer! 

2. Have we trials and temptations? 
Is there trouble anywhere? 
We should never be discouraged, 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Can we find a Friend so faithful 
Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness– 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 

3. Are we weak and heavy laden, 
Cumbered with a load of care? 
Precious Savior, still our Refuge– 
Take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? 
Take it to the Lord in prayer; 
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, 
Thou wilt find a solace there. 


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