Friday, February 3, 2017

How to handle suffering and sickness

“Are any of you suffering?
Are any of you joyful?
Praise God!

Are any of you sick?
Call on the spiritual leaders of your church,
and ask them to pray over you,
anointing you with oil in the name of Jesus.

The prayer of faith will restore you,
and the Lord will lift you up.
If you have committed sin, you will be forgiven.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another,
and pray for each other to be healed.
The prayer of a righteous person
has a super powerful effect!”

James 5:13–16 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, using some of the many translations found on Bible Gateway.