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James 5:13-20

Pray for One Another

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James 5:13-20

Pray for One Another

By Lois Parker Edstrom

From the time we are very young many of us learn how to pray. When we come to church we learn more about prayer. We hear about people who are sick and need our prayers. Together we often say the Lord’s Prayer.

Before we go to sleep we say our prayers. We pray before we eat and give thanks for our food.

In fact, you can pray any time. If you happen to wake in the middle of the night and don’t go right back to sleep, think of the people for whom you can pray and do so.

During the day when you think of someone you haven’t seen for a while, pray for that person.

We can pray for people we don’t even know. When I hear a siren or see an ambulance go down the road, I pray for the person in that ambulance who may be sick or hurt.

Some prayers are prayers of joy. Thank God for all the good and kind people who love and care for you.

The Bible teaches us to “… pray for one another…” (5:16). That is a good thing! As you pray for others, others may be praying for you.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan