MORNING MEDITATION

“LORD God, Let Your Will Be Done. Amen!”

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“LORD God, Let Your Will Be Done, Amen!”(Jm. 5:17-18).
Talking about “the prayer of faith,” James says if any of us is in trouble he should pray. And any one who is happy should sing songs of praise.
But if anyone is sick, he should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will raise him up. “If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.”
James goes further to say we should confess our sins to each other and pray for each other so that we may be healed; because; “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective”(Jm. 5:13-16).
It is against this backdrop that he mentions Elijah as an example of such a righteous ordinary human being like us whose prayers were answered.
“Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.”
We do know that all over the world and over the generations intentional prayers have been earnestly prayed, but the results prove otherwise. This is not lack of faith or that those who pray are unrighteous.
We also know that all over the world and through generations prayers have been prayed and the results have been positive.
All prayer warriors should know that God answers with a “Yes,” a “No,” or a “Yes, but not now.” We cannot consider all unanswered prayers to be coming from unrighteous people or from people without faith or by not praying earnestly.
Unlike James, I wouldn’t use Elijah’s prayer as a model prayer worth emulating. Elijah’s first prayer in the text caused drought and famine for three and a half years. People died of famine because they had not been forewarned of the coming disaster.
There are examples of Elijah’s prayer which those who have tasted the goodness of the Lord Jesus Christ cannot pray.
While Elijah slaughtered the prophets of Baal, the Lord Jesus Christ prayed for his father to forgive those who nailed him on the cross for they did not know what they were doing.
Our prayers should be for the welfare of the people. Prayers should not be to proof our strengths over our enemies or for their destruction.
We are praying for Chantal whom you have contributed wholeheartedly to see her get well. Thank you for all who have joined us to pray for her healing.
But like in all our prayers of healing and in general, we submit, “Dear God, let your will be done. Amen!”
Have a blessed day! Peace be with you!
Rev Babila Fochang.
PS/ Please let your support keep coming. Chantal needs us more than ever. She may not be the worst case, but for now let us do what we can fo as Christians. God bless and replenish you abundantly.

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