The Art of Lent – Day 1, Wednesday

Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

James 5:13-16 NLT

The power of God animates prayer and provides us with a direct line of communication with our creator. As you sit with these verses and pour out your heart to God, write him a letter about what comes to mind most as you pray. Are you suffering hardships? Pray about them as a letter. Are you happy? Write a letter full of praises. Is your heart burdened by unconfessed sin? Confess it in your letter.

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