Patience and prayer go well together.

Patience and prayer go well together.

BibleGateway: James 5:7-16

ESV Text: James 5:7-16

James 5:7–16 (Listen)

Patience in Suffering

Be patient, therefore, brothers,1 until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

The Prayer of Faith

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, 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 if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.2

Footnotes

[1] 5:7 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 9, 10, 12, 19

[2] 5:16 Or The effective prayer of a righteous person has great power

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KJV Text:

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7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

     12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 456 :
Approach, my Soul, the Mercy Seat

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1. Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat 
Where Jesus answers prayer; 
There humbly fall before His feet, 
For none can perish there. 

2. Thy promise is my only plea, 
With this I venture nigh; 
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee, 
And such, O Lord, am I. 

3. Bowed down beneath a load of sin, 
By Satan sorely pressed, 
By wars without and fears within, 
I come to Thee for rest. 

4. Be Thou my Shield and Hiding-place, 
That, sheltered near Thy side, 
I may my fierce Accuser face 
And tell him Thou hast died. 

5. O wondrous Love, to bleed and die, 
To bear the cross and shame, 
That guilty sinners such as I 
Might plead Thy gracious name! 


Hymn: LSB 545 Word of God, Come Down on Earth
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