James 5:15 "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."
Many people have been praying for years and are in the same boat they were in when they first began praying. Things haven't changed at all. Some people have been praying for forty years, and it seems they're no nearer to the answer now than when they first began praying.
I am not belittling prayer, because prayer is important. But prayer alone will not save your spirit or heal your body. Some people have been praying all their lives and are still not saved. You see, some people imagine that if they can get enough people to pray, God will answer them. Many have prayed for years and received no answer. Well, there is a reason why.
You see, if they had prayed in faith, they would have gotten an answer. And if they had prayed in faith, they wouldn't have prayed so long! Praying alone will not get the job done. Speaking your prayer and acting it out brings the answers. You can pray for people to get saved and that is necessary, but someone also has to witness. Will someone get saved today, because you prayed and witnessed. I hope so. Everyone is called to pray for the sick and the unsaved, but then they must do something about it.
Confession: When I pray, I pray in faith. I don't pray in doubt. I act on my prayers, and I receive answers to my prayers.
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.