James 5:16-18

The Prayer of Faith

16 Therefore, y confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, z that you may be healed. a The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. 1 17 Elijah was a man b with a nature like ours, and c he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for d three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 e Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

  1. Cross References
    Acts 19:18
    Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.
  2. Cross References
    Hebrews 12:13
    And make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 18:23 - 32
    Then Abraham drew near and said, "Will you inde...
    Genesis 20:17
    Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abim...
    Numbers 11:2
    Then the people cried out to Moses, and Moses p...
    1 Kings 13:6
    And the king said to the man of God, "Entreat n...
    1 Kings 17:22
    And the Lord listened to the voice of Elijah. A...
    2 Kings 4:33
    So he went in and shut the door behind the two ...
    2 Kings 19:15 - 20
    And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord and said: "...
    2 Kings 20:2 - 5
    Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and p...
    Job 42:8
    Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams a...
    Proverbs 15:29
    The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears t...
  4. Cross References
    Acts 14:15
    Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
  5. Cross References
    1 Kings 17:1
    Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.
    1 Kings 18:1
    After many days the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.
  6. Cross References
    Luke 4:25
    But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land.
  7. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:42
    So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees.
    1 Kings 18:45
    And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
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