Sharing Our Faith Together

God’s Gift of Prayer

by Stuart Malkin 13 August 2023

Reading James 1 v2- 8
My brothers and sisters, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure. Make sure that your endurance carries you all the way without failing, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all. But when you pray, you must believe and not doubt at all. Whoever doubts is like a wave in the sea that is driven and blown about by the wind. People like that, unable to make up their minds and undecided in all they do, must not think that they will receive anything from the Lord.

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In the reading above almost in the middle, there is a word man invariably dodges when it comes to living, wisdom. However all people experience hardship of some form at sometime of our lives. Knowing Christ should and must supply us with a reaction to each trial. There is a beautiful hymn that can inspire us all when we are in despair and perhaps we should consider the wise words of  Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire, uttered or unexpressed.

We have, as Christians, the gift of prayer and when we are given gifts it’s how we react to them that matters. The gift of prayer allows us to talk and listen to God. Believing in the power of prayer is imperative.

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May the Lord bless you, may the Lord keep you now and forever more. Amen