Dailies 2019

Dailies~ in His Word
September 10, 2019

“Why pray?” Some people have asked me this, as well as how does prayer change things?
My first answer is always because it says to pray in the Bible.

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.  Is anyone among you sick? 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 will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. James 5:13-15

 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

What happens when we pray?
Continuing on in the chapter of James chapter 5…
 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. James 5:15-17

While Peter and John were on the way to pray we read about how they stopped and prayed for a lame man and he was instantly healed as well.  When we pray ‘stuff happens’ ‘lives change’ and ‘people are made whole’ because we take the time to talk to God about it. When we open our hearts and mouths to speak to God and share our hearts desire the Lord will listen.  Why? If God can do anything then why not heal us without prayer?  Just as we can breathe in air or He could stop it he chooses to allow us to breathe, He also chooses to allow us to express our hearts desire and then answers in the way that He sees fit. And yes sometimes that means we do not get the answer we wanted. His will be done, not ours. It was good enough for Jesus, why not man? 
Heavenly Father thank you or being there to talk to, to share my dreams and needs and desires with and thank you for healing me when I needed it. Help us all to remember to talk with you daily or as often as You call us, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Teresa M. Wilson