When is it a good time to pray. According to James, all the time. God loves to talk to us. He uses his word, he uses others in our life ad even nature to reveal his truth to us. But, prayer is our way to communicate back. According to James, we should pray when we are happy, when we are sad. We pray when we are sick and pray when we have needs–our father simply wants to hear from us.
God wants an open and honest relationship. Meet him where you are. Even when we are rebellious, God would simply have us confess that and make things right. He never turns a deaf ear–but, like any father, he will not reward rebellion. But as we follow his plan, he like any dad wants to laugh with us, cry with us, walk with us and meet our needs. When we pray, we should be patient and believe. Often our timing is different than God’s. It is as simple as this–The prayer of the righteous avails much.
God Bless You
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.