The Prayer of Faith

James 5

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him v sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, w anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And x if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 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.

19 My brothers, f if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone g brings him back, 20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering h will save his soul from death and i will cover a multitude of sins.

  1. Cross References
    Colossians 3:16
    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
  2. Cross References
    Mark 6:13
    And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.
    Mark 16:18
    They will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 33:24
    And no inhabitant will say, "I am sick"; the people who dwell there will be forgiven their iniquity.
    Matthew 9:2
    And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.
    Mark 2:5
    And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven.
    Luke 5:20
    And when he saw their faith, he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you.
  4. Cross References
    Acts 19:18
    Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices.
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Cross References
    Matthew 18:15
    If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
    Galatians 6:1
    Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 51:13
    Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.
    Daniel 12:3
    And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
    Malachi 2:6
    True instruction was in his mouth, and no wrong was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.
    Luke 1:16
    And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 11:14
    In order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them.
  14. Cross References
    1 Peter 4:8
    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
    Nehemiah 4:5
    Do not cover their guilt, and let not their sin be blotted out from your sight, for they have provoked you to anger in the presence of the builders.
    Psalms 32:1
    Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
    Psalms 85:2
    You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
    Proverbs 10:12
    Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
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