Day Five – Positioned in Righteousness

James 5:16-20 NIV
16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

“Whenever I read this passage from James 5, I have great difficulty thinking I am anything like Elijah. But Scripture tells us how to position our lives to be like Elijah – that is like a righteous person. We are directed to confess our sin, and to pray for each other for healing. Today, let us bring our lives before the Lord, seeking the Lord’s forgiveness and healing.” [adapted from P. Nate’s message]

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we confess the ways we have wandered away, and we ask for your healing in areas of need. Teach us to pray as your righteous people today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let’s worship the Lord with “Do It Again“ by Elevation Worship (click here).

– LB